The Game That Changed Modern Football – Tactical analysis of Real Madrid – Barcelona 2-6

100 thoughts on “The Game That Changed Modern Football – Tactical analysis of Real Madrid – Barcelona 2-6

  • July 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm
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    Guys @6:50 I just meant that you shouldn't lose the ball there. I was trying to be a bit sarcastic but since it's on the computer not everyone interpreted it that way.

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  • February 22, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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    you will be the greatest manager

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  • February 24, 2018 at 4:28 am
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    Fuck all the bullshit about tactics. Eto'o, Henry, Messi, Iniesta and xavi. front five. If they all on it. Nothing you can do. Accept it and move on. ps… When playing Real, just constantly niggle foul Zidane.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    stupid fckin music spoils it totally

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  • February 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm
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    the game that changed modern football…. hahahaha nice

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  • February 25, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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    Ugh.. then came the Ronaldo era and won 3 champion leagues! And maybe more!

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  • February 26, 2018 at 8:17 am
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    This would be good if only there were voice overs instead of text on screen. Voice overs are 100% more informative.

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  • February 26, 2018 at 8:18 am
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    1. This wasn’t a game that changed football at all. In mid 2000s bus driver mourimho actually killed the epl using a 433 since everyone was using 442. 442 you actually have 2 midfielders not 4 so in a 433 you’ll always have an extra option in the middle usually the cdm. That’s what got barca the space and goals.
    The “hole” creates wasn’t by Messi. It rather Madrid having to compensate in the middle hence creating a domino of holes in the attack.

    2. Barca’s 433 had actually been around for a couple years now and even tiki taka had bees around since 1970s from Ajax total football system.

    3. This was an immensely weak RM side. 19 yr old Marcelo on the wing, that tells how how deep the team was. Barca was hitting their prime while Madrid were a mess.

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  • February 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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    pls write the names of the teams if you show the starting lineup

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  • February 27, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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    I remmember this game very well, besides tactics Madrid was reaaally bad the entire season.

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  • February 27, 2018 at 10:44 pm
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    It should be noted that 74 minutes the game was played without a ball and most people never noticed, Barcelona players were just pretending to pass the ball while Madrid just followed the players. Occasionally Messi would sneak the ball without anyone seeing and score a goal. Barcelona players were also exchanging shirts during the game so the Real Madrid players were left confused as to which players to mark. Also Eto'O kept telling Cannavaro and Ramos that they were very attractive, leaving them flattered, confused and more importantly, aroused. Finally, Xavi had sprayed cocaine on the white lines so after a while, the Real Madrid wingers were high as a kite.
    After that game UEFA introduced new rules such as: reducing the use of cocaine except for penalty kicks, Barcelona can only 26 games in a row without taking a technical loss, players must wear their own shirt, and Ramos took Eto'O out for a date. It would be several more years until Roy Hodgson revolutionized football by introducing having your top striker take corners.

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  • March 2, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    so Robben has always been and will always be a diver

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  • March 4, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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    they did not invent the 1v1 situation with LM and RM to fullbacks could overlap and help with crosses, thats been done for so long LOL

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  • March 6, 2018 at 2:56 pm
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    Music is horrible to me, but analysis is great. I would prefer something like Mozart or Bach for music :p

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  • March 6, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    Nonsense. You could find the same freeze frames for Barca and any other team in any league anywhere.

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  • March 8, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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    You are awesome. 🙂

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  • March 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm
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    This is exactly the game that the "Golden Team team of Hungary" INVENTED in the early 50s to a devastating effect (254 games unbeaten – except for the scandalous 1954 Bern Worldcup, which was FIXED, everybody knows). Anyway , watch England – Hungary, 1952, 3 – 6 (at Wembley) to see the splendid display of the "fake 9" (Hidegkuti). THIS is that everybody copies ever since then.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 2:37 am
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    Well that's 9.45 mins of my life I'll never get back after basically watching absolutely nothing remotely close to "game changing football" at all. I'm guessing the person posting the video is
    A) obviously a Barca fan and/or Messi' s tax accountant and/or personal bad taste stylist
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    B) approx between 8 to 10 years old.
    My assumption (Will be amazed if not for their sake) is based on wondering what was trying to be explained through the WHOLE video other than basic attacking/counter attacking football?? The one thing you did say that was close to being common sense was that Barca were tactically better than Real from start to finsh, however this had nothing to do with a sacrosanct yet 'phantasmic' 9pm phone Pep'tastic call to Messi and the birth of him inventing a false 9 role!?? This is why I think you must be fairly young of age because anyone that's aware of the game of football would know that the false 9 role has been around since, probably even before, the days of the first world cup in 1930 and a young lad from Brazil illuminating the field in such a role. Pele, I think his name was, don't think he did much after…. or did he??
    All criticism aside, keep your passion for the game but try to adapt the same passion to learn the game from the start and not just since the days "Pep personality onguard iola " and Lionel "named after an afro moustache wearing blind girl stalker" Messi. That and having blinkers set to anything that's not Barca ☺

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  • March 11, 2018 at 3:42 am
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    @6:50 – Please can anyone help me as to what I'm meant to notice other than a terrible first touch that allows Barca to score??? I feel mislead into giving my faith towards the fact some actual intellectual comments were going to be made? I think you should stick to being TheNextManager of a Blockbusters video store, even though still under qualified

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  • March 14, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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    Can you DO analysis of
    Real Madrid 5 BAYERN MUNICH 0
    UCL SEMIFINAL 2013/14

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  • March 14, 2018 at 1:36 pm
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    What's the name of the music?

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  • March 16, 2018 at 9:52 am
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    who are you mr manager?why you didnt take the fifa license to be a footballclub manager?

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  • March 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    Now a days REFFS help Madrid Penaldo with record penalties every year, offside goals, fouls by Ramos Pepe allowed..
    And disallow MESSI legit goals, kick messi whole 90 minutes.

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  • April 2, 2018 at 10:58 am
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    I dont agree that every time Cannavaro stepped out for Messi there would be a hole in the defense, you can see Ramos was still there, it's just that he was too shit at that time for unknown reasons.

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  • April 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    Make some analysis of Argentinean football!! Love your videos

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  • April 24, 2018 at 3:47 pm
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    9 yrs gone…….Real madrid or any team still don't have any answer for messi………#greatness

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  • May 12, 2018 at 11:57 am
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    Hey, I want to become a professional coach(UEFA level) but I don't know where to start from. Let's say I have no experience in coaching, where can I start from? And also I noticed you have a great understanding of tactics where can I learn those? (like strength and weaknesses of formations and stuff)

    Thanks

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  • June 11, 2018 at 11:09 am
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    This is very beginner-friendly, and I absolutely love your sense of humour. Thanks for the analysis!

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  • June 28, 2018 at 5:31 am
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    ياخي راسي بينفجر انلحس أمى مخي

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  • June 30, 2018 at 4:38 am
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    Barcelona with such a good team, Real was not bad either but no match for Barcelona.
    4- 4 -2 is the best defence Barcelona.

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  • June 30, 2018 at 4:43 pm
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    Ronaldo

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  • June 30, 2018 at 4:45 pm
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    What about current real Madrid team

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  • July 15, 2018 at 7:09 am
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    Real Madrid’s 2017-2018 Full Champions League Season Highlights and/or Analysis.

    For the love of the World’s Greatest Sport, for the love and passion of reporting and creating, consider producing this idea and content for a video or report. If not motivated by my words, nor influenced by money, be inspired by HISTORY.

    For awhile now, I’ve been searching tirelessly for Real Madrid’s 2017-18 Champions Leagues Highlights-THE FULL SEASON. I see no one has done this. I know this isn’t your niche, but could you consider this? Maybe even challenge yourself to produce a video addressing and analyzing each of Real’s 17/18 Champions League matches ? If you’re not interested or this is too taxing, difficult, maybe you are connected enough with other content creators and pitch (mention) this idea?

    Real Madrid Champions League
    2017-2018 Fixtures:

    Apoel (1st in Greece)
    Tottenham (3rd in England)
    Dortmund (4 in Germany)
    Paris (1st in France)
    Bayern (1st in Germany)
    Juventus (1st in Italy)

    Winning vs Liverpool (4th in England)

    Won 3rd Consecutive Champions League Title (plus 4 out of 5 Champions League titles-this statistic alone puts Barcelona’s entire Champions League 63 year history in shame, since they won 5 in that time and came in 2nd 3 times, compared to Real winning 13 and tying Barcelona’s second place runners-up 3 times).

    My reason as to mention Barcelona is only to put into perspective of the incredible feats of Real Madrid’s Champions League matches of the 2017-18 season. To compare both teams that are, in fact, the Best Teams/Squads Of The World (during this season* Bayern Munich, Juventus, and many English Clubs are not far behind). My wording may implicate that I am taking away due credit to Barcelona-this is honesty not my purpose.

    For the love of the World’s Greatest Sport, for the love and passion of reporting and creating, consider producing this idea and content for a video or report. If not motivated by my words, nor influenced by money, be inspired by HISTORY.

    Thank you, eternally:
    Chapel

    Being a reporter and content creator, my professional, moral, ethical, but most importantly NON-BIASED principles are first and foremost, thus creating and reporting, for “the World’s Sport”, that is embedded by passion, and an unyielding and inflexible sense pride and passion is the most difficult profession in this world.

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  • August 4, 2018 at 7:17 am
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    Bull shit title. Clickbait is for losers.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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    Really intelligent

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  • November 19, 2018 at 10:28 am
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    Great video , relly enjoyed it. Thanks 🙂

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  • November 23, 2018 at 1:27 pm
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    This music is shit

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  • November 25, 2018 at 6:45 pm
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    Juande Ramos, the guy who nearly destroyed Spurs.

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  • December 6, 2018 at 8:13 am
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    600 goals

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  • December 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm
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    Marcelo playing as LM ??

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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    Still took 2 years to start playing as a false 9 continuously

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  • December 9, 2018 at 2:17 am
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    Guardiola didn’t invent this! Pedroto used to have FC Porto playing this style back in the 70’s and 80’s

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  • December 10, 2018 at 12:52 am
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    Modern futboll is when in feld play MESSI or MARADONA. Simple.

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  • December 11, 2018 at 10:46 am
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    Terrible music for this style of quality football. The predominant Duh,Duh, Duh should rather be something that flows to match Barcelona's style of fluidity. Analogue not digital

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  • December 12, 2018 at 5:54 am
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    What a bunch of ballshit, her is no game that hoes like you plan it, strategy go up in smoke as soon as the game start, how many times we made plan and never got acomplished

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  • December 12, 2018 at 6:32 am
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    Bunch of crap I smell. This guy sounds like a person who makes predictions after already seen the results. Can you predict or analyze before the game happened? Obviously not. When you play in the game, there is nothing you can do to predict the play or where the ball will be played. It’s obvious that any team in any sport would try to get the ball to the best player in the team. In this case, Messi is the best. When you have a player like messi plays in your team, there’s always an opened space between the line and a good team work and communication during the game is always the key to winning games.

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  • December 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm
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    False nb 9 was firstly adapted by Spaletti at ASRoma 2003/4
    Totti was the false nb 9

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  • December 15, 2018 at 9:40 am
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    Real Madrid scored their first goal due to a cynical foul by Robben in the box. Watch the replay. It was an uncalled foul! Later the victim, Abidal, waited until no one was looking and elbowed Robben in the forehead, sending him to the ground. When Robben got up he gave a little shrug that meant "Okay, now we are even." That was my favorite moment in the game.

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  • December 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm
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    background misic is a crap

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  • December 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm
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    well, tbh: there are these days when messi becomes a major concern for the opposing team. and at that time you simply cant do anything. you could break his legs, but that wouldnt be very sporty.

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  • December 26, 2018 at 7:53 am
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    That sport is called soccer not football…..

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  • December 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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    whoever made this video is a real fan…………you need to learn a lot about football….and sorry to say you are pathetic..
    i am neither a barca fan nor a real fan..But you guys are pathetic..Useless piss of shit who doesn't understand football.
    please stay away with your expert advice..thankyou..
    learn something before giving your expert advice asshole…..PLEASE..
    Or else stop watching football.
    #piece of shit

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  • December 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm
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    Stupid title. Change is gradual.

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  • December 30, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    johan cruyff did.., not pep's barcelona… and then guardiola turn that beauty total football into a boring possession game. he kicked out Eto'o, and then he also Ibrahimovich just to make that false 9 shines. as result.., they play cowardly.., holding the ball 90 min sloooowly.., with so many meaningless pass that force enemy retreat. because they don't have an actual striker.. the lone striker is deep down at middle or the pitch. so they keep building the play slowly waiting for enemy to retreat and forcing them to play 70 % game infront of enemy's penalty box. When 6 or 7 defender player already in their penalty box, and then barcelona just ask messi to do penetration. if he fail.., they lose the ball at enemy's penalty box far from their own. and as time passed, it became dull. they don't have target man. no one can duel in the air.., can't even play high ball. to play with drible is their only option. they only has messi but the penalty area already crowded, no room for penetration. then they just start new trend.., blaming on the negative football. it's not the play. it's just messi. if they don't have messi, that play style won't be effective. solo penetrating is not a strategy. it's just pure talent. messi's talent. and pep claim it as his philosophy

    the game in the video upthere was an interesting one. they play openly. but in the next season.., they start playing cowardly. Okay they had so much high pressing but the fact was they just play cowardly, using 100 % passing rate attitude and 100 % talent on diving act. sending short pass slowly.., waiting enemy retreat to their own penalty area. that way, they minimize the risk being counter or conceding the goal. and the game becomes boring. sending pass to a player only one foot away and that player send the ball back to defender. using one two between defender and anchorman far from enemy's marking. all of the enemy already retreat making them hard to penetrate the penalty area. and they also didn't have tall and strong striker. only messi played as false 9 deep down in the midle of the park. but it's all okay.. they still have 2nd weapon, "blaming those who use negative football. as a reasult.., most La Liga club hesitate to pull back.. they insist to play openly in most case.., almost all la liga club play terrible defense.., having 3 defender vs 5 barcelona player almost all the time at the penalty area. if a club play defensive football, all the world will judge them as an insult to modern football. as if asking as.., just let barcelona get the goal. 10 barcelona player play at enemy's teritory and they prohibit that enemy to have 10 player retreating to their own teritory. Yes this type of pep's barcelona also change nowaday football, especially, la liga club. they don't give a fuck abut defending. everything is about possession. It's okay to have poor defenders as long as they can pass the ball like a playmaker. there's so many small club turn into naive club. having decent player yet they force their way to compete in beauty play style againts bigger club. so many small club in laliga play stupid football. they insist to play openly againts barcelona. the sole reason why messi create so many goal. since being defensive is alaready a taboo for modern football. let them create goal, that's what the fans of football want.

    Luckily, There was Inter from Italy with mourinho who didn't give a damn about that "taboo" for playing negative football. that beauty barcelona got kicked out from champion league… and there was also roberto di matteo's chelsea with his cattenaccio, a negative football that also kicked barcelona from champion league… 75 % of modern football fans judge this two team as a insult for modern football.

    Guardiola is not only change the modern football.. he also change the fans attitude toward football. an attitude "let barcelona wins", an atitude "if you play defensively, barcelona can't play beauty football. we buy ticket to watch barcelona's beauty play, not to watch you parking that bus infront of penalty area". any team who beat barcelona with their defensive game will be judged as an insult for modern football by those fans.

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  • January 2, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    I heard somewhere that Arsene Wenger predicts A.I and algorithms will be doing all the tactics and substitutions

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  • January 2, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    Fuvk your background music.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    I think this football style is dead the Italian defensive way is dominant now, that's how France won the world cup

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  • January 3, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    Totti already did false9 in 2005/2006, when rome banned to make transfer, so he placed at flase nine,
    And he got golden foot at that time

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  • January 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    The game game that change modern football… Hahahaha. Are you super analyst?

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  • January 3, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Benchod

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  • January 3, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    i recomend less distracting music next time, its a bit harsh and i cant focus on the explanation. thanks 😉

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  • January 4, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    this game never changed football. it's just total Dutch football

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  • January 4, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    I was interested to watch this but the horrific music made me turn it off

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  • January 5, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Oh I like it the strategy

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  • January 5, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    Fuk off you nob ent fuk all like that Dik ed

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  • January 7, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    Ummm man city v liverpool same

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  • January 8, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Bitch, false 9 was ‘ invented’ by great 50s Hungary team. That was revolution, follow up was Brazil, Ajax (Holand) , Liverpool, Sacchi Milan , Cryuff as coach.

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  • January 12, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    Messi played as false nine until suarez came and suare started at the wing and messi was the striker ,then messi realized that suarez would fit better at striker and changed back to right wing

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  • January 18, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    It's almost like you don't know who Thierry Henry is smh. 'The winger'?? He deserves more respect than that.

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  • January 25, 2019 at 11:07 am
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    Since then they managed to win one or two ucl cups and madrid 4…5

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  • January 25, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    I like your tactics analysis very much but how do you manage and understand all these game plans and position of fielders can you reply me please.I myself is a huge football fan. you are really the next manger😊😊

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  • February 6, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    o great, it's that song again

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  • February 14, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    Titles of this kind of videos are so misleading

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  • February 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    This is logical

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  • February 24, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    More like How Messi changed Modern Football .

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  • February 27, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    That Real Madrid team is equivalent to the current Real Madrid team.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    Lovely

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  • March 18, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Daajjj saberi se, kakva taktika…

    Ko leži, ne bježi !!!

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  • March 19, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    And it's how they were dominated ever since

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  • March 20, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    This isn't the most important game or a game that 'changed history'…

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  • March 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    The only team that really changed the game was Holland with J.C in 1974. A lot of teams like Barcelona are a product of J.C´s tactics.

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  • March 25, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    That was just due to guardiwala's technique

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  • April 2, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Terrible choice of music by the way

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  • April 3, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Put the best player ever into a position where he has time and space.

    Profit.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    So tactics that have been employed in game for almost 90 years, but with the best player ever in one of the best teams ever. ..

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  • April 4, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    That music kills this

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  • April 5, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    in that game barsa did what he wanted with Real Madrid, was totally beaten

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  • April 6, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    Now what position should I play I chose rw bcz of Messi now I knew he was will Play false9😭😭😢

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  • April 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Nonsense !!

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  • April 7, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    I'm glad that beautiful soccer is shared through the media and I do know that Spanish clubs have an interest in the best players but how can lower teams stand a chance against them when is about what money can buy.

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  • April 7, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    The title of this video is ridiculous.

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  • April 7, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    There is no one game that chanced football.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Who's that Real Madrid goalkeeper "Casillias"… Never heard of him… Maybe if RM hadn't invited Casillas' clone to play, Barcelona wouldn't have scored 6

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  • April 8, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    Analyzing bullshit.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    Legends & Beasts

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    this music should be in a pokemon game

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  • April 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I'll be honest… I like your diligence to follow piece by piece and discuss, but this is nothing new. This game is not conclusive evidence that people have changed their tactics on how to play defense. Defense ought to be dictated by who you are playing and how to recover possession of the ball. For example, if you have C. Ronaldo playing, keep 4 defenders, and make sure the midfielders always force the ball out of the middle and allow Ronaldo into 1on1 situations. (He does not challenge people anymore). If you have an average team, with average players, you can adjust according to who has speed and who is predictable. Certain players always have tendencies. Again, I like your diligence, but this is just a study of a game with no goal enjoyment.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 10:13 pm
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    tony—— what's his name again
    Me—— KING MESSI

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  • June 4, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    @7:14 trying to find an answer that wasn't on the bench. Right?

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