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Maneuver – Napoli v Chelsea by Rico_Chan
Nice. The link worked well and the insights into the runs are great too. Sometimes I just wonder if it’s just a case of getting intelligent people to play football rather than just the quickest, most skilful players – although a combination of the two like Xavi and Inestia doesn’t hurt.
It’ll be interesting to see an analysis by you of the Che Barca semi final (unless ZonalMarking.net get there first!). Chelsea really snapped into the tackles, were very brave to do so/weren’t afraid of conceding the free kicks and looked for a very quick transition from defence to attack via directed long balls into the channels. The goal was a classic example of these three things in action. What did you notice?
Very jazzy music you’ve got going on there too.
Dez, thank you very much for visiting my channel and my blog.
I believe the mind comes before the body. In my views, the best players are all intelligent but not necessary strong, quick or fancy.
On the Champions League game, first of all, it’s really an honor to be mentioned together with ZonalMarking in your comment; Mr Cox inspires me a lot and his efficiency is something I really admire :p (his analysis are often out right after the matches end).
I think you are absolutely right about the match in the sense that Chelsea managed to limit Barcelona’s shot-on-target to 6 out of 24 attempts by blocking 11 of them. (I may share more stats later on, or if you are a user of the FOurFourTwo App you can take a look) Two players I want to single out was Meireles and Drogba. Meireles was evidently sitting between defenders and midfielders and did a great job by contributing 4 interceptions and 2 tackles in that area. Drogba was, forgive me if anyone think I am wrong, overreacting towards Barcelona’s immediate pressure, which is their normal game, and drew 4 fouls (1 in Chelsea’s penalty box and the other 3 in midfield). If one understands the importance and effect of Barcelona’s intense pressure after losing possession, those 4 times when Drogba went onto the ground did help Chelsea to slow down the game’s tempo to a great extent.
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