FREDRIKSTAD – NEST SOTRA, short analysis

A continuación voy a mostrar algunos aspectos tácticos, que llamaron mi atención del partido correspondiente a la OBOS LIGAEN de Noruega, Fredrikstad – Nest Sotra, del pasado 1 de noviembre de 2015.

Below, I will show some tactical aspects, that called my attention on the Norway OBOS LIGAEN, Fredrikstad - Nest Sotra, last November 1, 2015.

Acción de ataque del Fredrikstad, que tiene inferioridad numérica, pero superioridad posicional. Hasta 5 jugadores del equipo Nest Sotra siguen al jugador con balón, olvidando cualquier espacio táctico o posicional, quedando el sector izquierdo habilitado para entrar hasta el área en conducción.

Fredrikstad´s offensive action, with less players than the opponent, but positional superiority. 5 players on the team Nest Sotra follow the player with the ball, forgetting any tactical or positional space, leaving the left side able to come inside the area.

El equipo de Nest Sotra quiere iniciar el ataque saliendo con el portero, pero cómo vemos en la imagen, el defensa receptor del pase del portero, no tiene líneas de pase próximas habilitadas, por lo que el equipo incurre en demasiado riesgo para tener que volver a jugar con el portero y golpear en largo.

Nest Sotra wants to start the attack with the goalkeeper, but as we see in the picture, the defense that receive the ball from the goalkeeper, has enabled pass lines coming through, so the team takes too much risk, and return playing with the goalkeeper, who kicks away.

En esta imagen, el equipo Nest Sotra está dispuesto sobre el terreno de juego con sistema 1-4-2-4, tapando el espacio interior, pero dejando el espacio exterior totalmente descuidado.

In this picture, the team Nest Sotra is arranged on the pitch with 1-4-2-4 system, covering the inside space, but leaving the outside space totally neglected.

 

BENFICA – ZENIT, short analysis

A continuación voy a analizar algunas acciones correspondientes al partido de Champions League, Benfica – Zenit, disputado el 16 de febrero en Lisboa.

Below I will analyze some actions from the Champions League match, Benfica - Zenit played on February 16 in Lisbon.
En ataques posicionales, Benfica intenta dar amplitud al juego, fijando a los extremos con los laterales, mientras por dentro, se van produciendo movimientos de arrastre para crear espacios libres a la espalda de la defensa. Además, el poseedor del balón tiene varias líneas de pase cercanas. Así pues, en esta imagen vemos cómo Benfica tiene opciones de jugar en corto y en largo.
In positional attacks, Benfica tries to give amplitude to the game, fixing the wingers with the backs, meanwhile inside, attackers move in order to create free space behind the defense. In addition, the player with the ball has several lines pass. So, in this picture we see Benfica with several options to play short and long.
En esta imagen vemos cómo el jugador 1 llega tarde a dar línea de pase al poseedor, para poder superar línea de presión. El jugador 2 no debe moverse de su posición, debido a que está fijando a un defensor. Es más, debería estar un poco más abierto, para crear espacio libre por dentro al jugador 1.
In this picture we see how the player 1 arrives late to offer pass line to the holder, in order to overcome pressure line. Player 2 must not move from his position, because he is fixing a defender. Moreover, he should be a bit more open, creating space inside for the player 1.
Contraataque 5 contra 4 del Benfica, dónde Zenit cierra con 3 y 1 presionando al poseedor del balón. Benfica lleva en contraataque por el sector izquierdo, dónde acumula a 5 jugadores, pero ninguno aparece para estirar al equipo rival por el sector derecho.
Counterattack 5 to 4 for Benfica, where Zenit closed with 3 and 1 pressing the holder of the ball. Benfica carries counterattack down the left wing, where accumulates 5 players, but none appear to stretch the opponent by the right side.
Contraataque de Zenit, dónde se produce una situación de 3×3 en el sector izquierdo, lo cuál obliga a conducir el contraataque por el carril central, dónde el poseedor tiene más opciones de finalizar con éxito la acción.
Zenit´s  counterattack, with a situation of 3×3 on the left side, which forces to drive the counterattack in the middle lane, where the holder has more options for successful completion of the action.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN – TSG HOFFENHEIM short analysis

A continuación voy a mostrar algunas acciones tácticas que llamaron mi atención, sobre el partido FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN – TSG HOFFENHEIM, disputado el 31 de enero en el Allianz Arena, correspondiente a la jornada 19 de la Bundesliga.

Below, I will show some tactical actions that called my attention on the game FC Bayern München - TSG Hoffenheim played on January 31 at the Allianz Arena, matchday 19 of the Bundesliga.

11En esta imagen podemos ver cómo ante el sistema 1-4-2-3-1- del TSG HOFFENHEIM, BAYERN MÜNCHEN, plantea un sistema 1-3-2-5 ó 1-3-2-3-2. Utiliza a 3 centrales en salida de balón, por detrás de la primera línea de presión del TSG HOFFENHEIM utiliza 2 mediocentros, y para combatir la línea 4-2 del HOFFENHEIM, juega con sistema 3-2, con Coman y Robben en amplitud, y Costa, Lewandowski y Müller por dentro.

In this picture we can see how the system 1-4-2-3-1- of TSG Hoffenheim, Bayern München propose a system 1-3-2-5 or 1-3-2-3-2. Use a 3 centre backs to start to play, behind the first line pressure of TSG Hoffenheim, uses 2 midfielders , and to combat the defensive line of Hoffenheim 4-2, Bayern plays 3-2  system, with Robben and Coman in amplitude, and Costa, Lewandowski and Müller inside.

22En salida de balón del TSG Hoffenheim, Bayern utiliza 3 jugadores para neutralizar a 4 jugadores.

When TSG Hoffenheim starts with the goalkeeper, Bayern used 3 players to neutralize 4 players of the opponent.

33En acciones defensivas cerca del área, Hoffenheim defiende con línea de 5 para fomentar las ayudas defensivas, mientras que Bayern, utliza a 2 extremos en amplitud y profundidad, y 2 delanteros por dentro para fijar a centrales.

In defensive actions near the area, Hoffenheim defends with line of 5 for promoting defensive help, while Bayern, uses 2 wingers in breadth and depth, and 2 attackers inside to fix the centre backs.

BAYER LEVERKUSEN vs BAYERN MÜNCHEN short analysis

A continuación voy a tratar de mostrar algunas acciones del partido Bayer Leverkusen – Fc Bayern München, disputado el pasado 6 de febrero en el estadio BayArena.

Below I will try to show some actions Bayer Leverkusen – Fc Bayern München, played last February 6 at BayArena.

 

111En zona de inicio vemos como el Bayern utiliza 3 centrales, con 2 mediocentros por detrás de la primera línea de presión. El Bayer Leverkusen realiza marcaje individual en salida de balón del Bayern München.

Si nos fijamos bien en la imagen, el central izquierdo Álaba no estira lo suficiente en amplitud, y si le añadimos que el Leverkusen está tapando espacios interiores, vemos que el poseedor del balón Badstuber, no tiene línea de pase próxima. O bien juega en largo, o bien debe jugar con el portero.

In starting zone we see that Bayern uses 3 center backs, with 2 midfielders behind the first line of pressure. Bayer Leverkusen defends 1×1 when Bayern München want to exit with the ball.

If we look closely at the image, the left center back (Álaba) not stretch enough amplitude, and if we add that Leverkusen is covering interiors, we see that the player with the ball Badstuber, don´t have pass line. Or play long searching the strickers, or play with the goalkeeper.

 

22En la imagen vemos cómo Leverkusen sigue tapando el espacio interior, e inicia presión sobre el poseedor del balón, orientándolo hacia el sector derecho. El centro del campo sigue estando tapado en acciones 1×1 o posiciones intermedias.

The picture shows how Leverkusen still covering the interior space, and initiates pressure on the player with the ball, directing it towards the right side. The midfield is still plugged into shares 1×1 or intermediate positions.

 

33De nuevo vemos una presión alta del Bayer Leverkusen, tapando todas las líneas de pase posibles, obligando a jugar con el portero.

Again we see a high pressure of Bayer Leverkusen, covering all possible lines pass, forcing the goalkeeper to play with.

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.