LEVSKI ACADEMY CONTINUOUS INVINCIBLE

Here you can find all results of the weekend from 4 until 5th April.

1998

Ботев (Пловдив) 2 – 2 LEVSKI

1999
БМ Спорт (София) 1 – 10 LEVSKI

2000
LEVSKI 13 – 0 Ботев 57 (София)

2001
NO MATCH BECAUSE OF TOURNAMENT IN ITALY

2002
NO MATCH BECAUSE OF TOURNAMENT IN BULGARIA

2003
LEVSKI 4 – 0 Национал (София)

2004
LEVSKI 5 – 1 Ферион (София)

2005

Лъвчета (София) 0 – 7 LEVSKI

2006
ДАФ (София) 1 - 2 LEVSKI

LEVSKI ACADEMY RETURNS TO WIN ALL MATCHES THIS WEEKEND

Here you can find all results of the weekend from 28 until 29th March.

1996/1997
Велбъжд (Кюстендил) 0 – LEVSKI 3
1998
LEVSKI 2 – Берое (Стара Загора) 1
1999
LEVSKI 10 – Витоша (Бистрица) 0
2000
Ферион (София) 0 – LEVSKI 10
2001
Чавдар (Етрополе) 0 – LEVSKI 3
2002
Лъвчета (София) 0 – LEVSKI 4
2003
Годеч (Годеч) 0 – LEVSKI 1
2004
ЦСКА (София) 0 – LEVSKI 2
2005
LEVSKI 1 – Метал (Перник) 0
2006
LEVSKI 6 – Лъвчета (София) 1

LEVSKI ACADEMY CONTINUOUS UNSTOPPABLE

Here you have all the results from this weekend, from 20th until 22th March.

2006
Левски-Раковски (София) 1 – LEVSKI 2
2005
ДИТ Спорт (София) 2 – LEVSKI 8
2004
LEVSKI 4 – Национал 1
2003
LEVSKI 3 – Метал 1
2002
LEVSKI 5 – Оскар 3
2001
LEVSKI 1 – Септември 0
2000
LEVSKI 1 – Славия 0
1998
Верея 0 – LEVSKI 1
1996/1997
LEVSKI 1 – Миньор 0

ANALYSIS, MARSEILLE – LYON, LIGUE 1

Below I will discuss some aspects that caught my attention on the offensive playing style of Olympique Lyon in the match played on 15 March, against Marseille.

SEQUENCE 1

Olympique Lyon gets the ball and the ball holder has no clear line pass, only two players are ahead of the line of the ball.

THE SOLUTION:

The best solution is to recover the ball, and immediately seek safety intermediate zone (ZONE1), and then find the opposite side of where the ball recovered (ZONE 2). It is therefore very important positional play style, and each player knows his role within the team terrain, and at all times know how to react. This image, could well be a tactical training task.

The ball holder doesn´t search security zone, and continues with the ball. Just an option pass, where your partner should seek action 1×1 or 2×1 action without any offensive support.

Finally, happens expected. The holder loses the ball.

SEQUENCE 2

In this picture we clearly see a bad occupation of space. A total of 6 players are at the back of the player with the ball, and only one pass line, but the player is misguided and an opponent on his back.

No timing offensive action, the team still has no clear line pass, and themselves are enclosed.

Finally, they lose the ball.

THE SOLUTION:

When the ball is recovered and the team is not ordered, and you don´t have a clear counterattack action, the best to do is timing the game so that all partners are placed. It is very important to support these actions with the help of the goalkeeper to find pass line.

SHORT ANALYSIS, As ROMA-BAYERN MÜNCHEN, CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

One of the most spectacular moments this season, was the As Roma vs Fc Bayern, match played on 21th October 2014 corresponding to the Champions League. The final score was 1-7 for the German team. But the best of all, was that at 2 minutes, you could see how the team of Pep Guardiola, knew how to win Roma of Rudi Garcia.

In this picture, we see two minutes into the game, Bayern decides to defend man to man 1×1 in front of the opposing area, forcing As Roma to play along. So if you force the opponent to play along, what do you need to train during the week? The air game, anticipation, and strengthened support to the perimeter of the ball. But not only that, you have to work coverages if you lose the 1×1 action.
If you win challenging for the ball, the team must be placed in a positional structure such that in 2-3 seconds, you are capable of getting the ball out of the recovery zone. And then you can start the attack.

The orientation of the pressure is very important. We see how Müller, directs the pressure to the right side of Roma attack. In this moment Müller is sending information to the defense, saying that the ball is in the left side of the Bayern defense in 1-2 seconds, so the Bayern defenders have to be prepared to win the 1×1 action and above all, reinforce the perimeter with defensive help. The orientation of the pressure is a way to anticipate the future, to anticipate what will happen, so defensive players have insider information before the rival strikers. This is like a secret language between the players of a team.

Enveloping defensive withdrawal. Bayern players are placed in a circular defensive structure, is not lineal. But this way, they seem to be neglecting the interior spaces, but no, on the contrary, they are inviting the opponent to play inside, to fall into the trap and recover the ball quickly and play with the two players above. In addition, this defensive structure, invites the opponent to play inside, but also outside spaces are covered.

LEVSKI ACADEMY, IT WORKS!

Here you have all the Levski Sofia Academy results of this weekend, from 13 – 15 march.

2004
Миньор (Перник) 1 – 7 LEVSKI

2003
Сливнишки герой (Сливница) 0 – 4 LEVSKI

2002
Велбъжд (Кюстендил) 1 – 11 LEVSKI

2001
ДИТ Спорт (София) 1 – 4 LEVSKI

2000
Левски-Раковски (София) 0 – 5 LEVSKI

1999
LEVSKI 8 – 0 Ботев 57 (София)

1998
LEVSKI 7 – 0 Векта (Пловдив)

U21

Марек 0 – LEVSKI 3

MAGNIFICENT WEEKEND FOR THE FOOTBALL SCHOOL OF LEVSKI SOFIA

This weekend, the 1998 team of Levski Sofia won 0-3 in the field of Chernomorets Burgas, and keeps the chance of winning the league.

On the other hand, in the Tournament of Sandanski, this was the end result.
Levski 2001 Champion. Won against Dit, 2-1 in a very difficult final.
Levski 2002 Champion.  Won 1-0 against Dit Sofia, in a fought final.
Levski 2003, was classified in 3rd place, but played against teams from a year older.

The balance of the weekend is absolute positive, and we look forward to all school teams Levski Sofia begin leagues.

CERVANTES INSTITUTE FROM SOFIA

I just want to use this lines to congratulate Javier Valdivielso, Director Cervantes Institute in Sofia, and specially to David Amuchástegui, Event organizer and Moderator, for the invitation the last 17th February in the Cervantes Institute of Sofia.

It was a really great pleasure for me to speak about football and spend a good time with football friends. I hope to see you again in Sofia, and I repeat the congratulations to the Organizer, David Amuchástegui. In the Menu, Current Season, you can find pictures from this event.

SUPERIORIDAD POSICIONAL FRENTE A SUPERIORIDAD NUMÉRICA

A short spanish article in the website http://www.castellonbase.com/superioridad-posicional-frente-a-la-numerica/

Here I speak about how important is to have a positional superiority in the field against the opponent with more players than you in a specific area of the pitch.