Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wounded Barca Focus Jump to Atletico

Wounded Barca Focus Jump to Atletico

The defeat in El Clasico has been hurt and hurt Barcelona. But things were immediately excluded because Atletico Madrid was waiting.

Wounded Barca Focus Jump to Atletico

Barca host Real Madrid bow as the party of El Clasico on Sunday (04/03/2016) pm dawn. In a match that Barca had superior first though ultimately lost 1-2.

Even so, as confirmed Barca captain Andres Iniesta, the Blaugrana will not long be disappointed because they have to prepare for Atletico in the party's first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday (6/4) pm dawn.

"We are hurt, but we are already thinking about the Champions League," Iniesta said as reported by Soccerway.

"We have to analyze things are not going well, but we have the next target, another competition for a living. (Defeat) Denying mental influence to the game Tuesday," he said.

The defeat of Madrid has not changed the position of Barca at the top of La Liga. But now Barca finished just six points ahead of Atletico and seven points ahead of Madrid.

"Losing is painful for us all, painfully unable three points that will get us to maintain excellence before. It's a competitive league until the end and although we are in a good position remain possibilities, which could increasingly evident if only we win," Iniesta said.

"I think we should not blame the physical aspect, in the end it is a combination of various things. At 1-0 we were lacking in control and positioning on the field, they chase us with a number of counter-attacks and the things that is very dangerous. It is more to placement affairs, "he said.

Zidane Break 'Curse' El Clasico debut for Madrid tactician

Zidane Break 'Curse' El Clasico debut for Madrid tactician

It's been so many years since there was coach of Real Madrid who won in his debut in El Clasico. The "curse" that has just broken Zinedine Zidane.

Zidane Break 'Curse' El Clasico debut for Madrid tactician

Zidane, who replaced Rafael Benitez in January, bringing El Real won 2-1 when it hosted the eternal rivals Barcelona in El Clasico at Camp Nou on Sunday (04/03/2016) pm dawn.

"Zidane is the first coach of Real Madrid is no less in the party its first El Clasico in La Liga since (Bernd) Schuster in 2007-08," said Opta.

Schuster called it brings Madrid won 1-0 at Barca's headquarters on December 23, 2007. Since then, before Zidane came, no other figure in Madrid were able to win in his debut in El Clasico.

In a bad period of the last names of the kinds of Juande Ramos, Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, and including the Benitez whose side lost 0-4 to Barca at the Santiago Bernabeu last November.

Cesare Maldini fundamental figure in the Rossoneri History

Cesare Maldini fundamental figure in the Rossoneri History

Parties AC Milan expressed deep condolences over the death of Cesare Maldini called as a fundamental figure in the club's history.

Cesare Maldini fundamental figure in the Rossoneri History

Cesare Maldini, who played and coached the Rossoneri, had breathed his last. He died at the age of 84 years.

"The death of Cesare Maldini's death means a fundamental figure in the history of Milan," said a club statement quoted by Football Italia.

"The captain of Milan's first European trophy in 1963 at Wembley, father of Paolo, an anagram of 'Milan' of the letters in his last name.

"All of Milan, all the people and representing Milan, expressed their deepest condolences to Mrs. Maldini, his children, and his nephews," continued the statement.

Milan also stated would bandage black armbands when visited the headquarters of the party Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday (04/03/2016) evening.

How to Hold Supply Madrid ball to MSN

How to Hold Supply Madrid ball to MSN

Real Madrid managed to break the sequence of unbeaten Barcelona. In El Clasico La Liga match at Estadio Camp Nou on Sunday (04/03/2016) pm dawn, Madrid's 2-1 win over host Barcelona.

How to Hold Supply Madrid ball to MSN

In this match Barcelona over Madrid winning first through a header from Gerard Pique take advantage of a corner kick from Ivan Rakitic in the 56th minute. Six minutes later, Real Madrid managed to equalize through Karim Benzema in the 62nd minute, after a pass from Toni Kroos from the left side of the Barcelona defense. Zinedine Zidane's men eventually able to excel after in the 85th minute Cristiano Ronaldo managed to pass from Gareth Bale on the left side of the Barcelona defense.

There are some points that we can see from the game this time, which led to Luis Enrique's side defeat on Madrid.

Death of Engineering Attacks Barcelona

In this match, Barcelona fell to 4-3-3. Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta became the foundation of Barcelona in midfield. Madrid also relied on a 4-3-3 formation, with Toni Kroos, Casemiro, and Luka Modric in midfield.

At the beginning of the game, Madrid looks very difficult to withstand the onslaught of a Barcelona player. This happens because Barcelona always drain the ball to the wings, while Madrid even put up a lot of players in midfield. This weakness in turn anticipated by Zinedine Zidane. After entering the 15 minutes, Madrid began to change their formation from 4-3-3 to 4-5-1 to withstand attacks from the aggressiveness Barcelona winger.

Formation changes are applied Zidane makes Barcelona was forced to drain his ball into the middle. The impact of the three players in the middle of the last - Kroos, Casemiro, and Modric - indirectly make the duel took place in midfield. Not to mention the pressing effort applied by the three players, making Barcelona's midfield could not drain the ball to a trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

The effects of the pressing is done to make the three Barcelona midfielder Casemiro, Modric and Kroos are rarely seen in the last third of the Barcelona defense because they were given the task to shut down the midfield trio of Barcelona. On the other hand, the players Barca were only able to play the ball in the middle and was not able to break into the last third of the Madrid defense as a result of this pressing in midfield. Goals by Barcelona was the result of efforts to set-piece in the 56th minute.

Casemiro be a Madrid player with a prominent appearance in this game. Playing as a defensive midfielder, a player who last season was loaned to FC Porto is able to translate what is desired Zidane well. He even became one of the most active players in midfield in conducting defensive actions against a Barcelona player. A total of 12 tackles, 3 intercept, and 3 blocks, including a crucial block in the penalty kick Luis Suarez, he managed to please register.

Besides Casemiro, another player who has an important role on the victory of Madrid from Barcelona in this game is Marcelo. Brazilian defender even has a dual role in this game, namely as a left when the last and middle linebacker during his side's attack.

Not only that, Marcelo also often act as a bridge player when Madrid make the transition from the defensive to the offensive. Excess Marcelo in doing dribble and active in overlap to be a plus for him. One of the most obvious contribution of Marcelo is his role in opening a counter attack on 62 minutes Real Madrid Marcelo who had managed to penetrate the speed of the empty space between the midfield and the back of Barcelona, ​​before giving feedback to Kroos who end up being equalizing goal by Benzema.

Madrid Applying Remote Feed

Zidane options to do a lot of duels in midfield to not play an attacking midfielder into a loss for Madrid. As a result, Madrid can not build an attack through a scheme of the center.

However, Zidane is smart enough to outsmart these choices. He also instructed the release of child care for many long ball into the side wings of Barcelona. These efforts often even make Barcelona defender difficulties as Madrid put two wingers that are not only fast, but also nicely when doing a dribble, namely Ronaldo and Bale.

The application of tactics in an effort to foster children Zidane much feedback is quite simple. Immediately after seizing the ball from the Barcelona players, two wings Madrid immediately attempted to move without the ball to the wing. With once-twice bait in defense, direct Madrid player sent the ball to the wings of Barcelona who had awaited the two players. In fact, StatsZone recorded six of the 10 trials a long ball directed to the last third successful defense of Barcelona.

The entry of Arda Turan Line Leaving Hole in the Middle

Luis Enrique seems to understand that one of the reasons why his team failed to get into the last third of Barcelona's defense is because too many players in the middle of the field. He also enter Arda Turan in the 74th minute that the game be scattered to the side of the field and not just struggling in midfield.

This effort is quite reasonable because Turan is a winger who can also play in the middle of the field. The entry of Turan on the right side to make Barcelona seeks to steer his assault on this side, while also directing placement of a Madrid player to this side. However, Enrique choice turned out to be a blunder for Barca midfield.

Total fight in the middle of the previously balanced actually be an advantage for Madrid midfielder, because they are only dealing with two Barcelona players in the middle. Kroos looks even more offensive play after the death of Rakitic. Barcelona weakness even after Jesé increasingly be incorporated in the 78th minute replacing Benzema.

This is evident from Madrid scored the second goal, which came from the movement Dani Carvajal after seizing the ball in midfield, which then feed into the left side of the defense of Madrid were filled by Bale. Bale gets the ball, immediately do a crossing to the far post Barcelona, ​​which resulted into a goal by Ronaldo.


In the face of Barcelona, ​​Madrid realized that the key to the game Barcelona is close to the bait-Suarez trio Messi-Neymar from midfield. Zidane also managed to do that by playing three defensive midfielders were able to play to turn off the flow of the ball. In addition, efforts to encourage Marcelo Zidane be bridges Madrid in making the transition from the defensive to the attack is also pretty good, because Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, often assigned to more often go to the defense of Madrid.