Barcelona vs Bayern / Dortmund vs Real - Spaniards have aces, German teams: Champions League semifinals without favorites
Written By channel on youtube on sábado, 13 de abril de 2013 | 21:01
The title is not a simplification. Obviously the Barcelona philosophy of play that more assimilated and Real Madrid Jose Mourinho can reach the final at Wembley in collective work.
Like Lahm, Ribery, Muller, Schweinsteiger and Robben for Bayern Munich and Gotze, Reus, Gundogan by Lewandowski and Dortmund are able to make a difference in an individual action, even if their teams stand in solidarity for football.
But it is undeniable that Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the greatest strengths of the Spanish giants. The Catalans had to sacrifice to save the Argentine before the PSG at Camp Nou. Without the eleven goals of the Portuguese, who knows what would of meringues?
The German champion with historical numbers live better now, but must face a dilemma: to change the way you play to make it conform to the style of Barcelona, accepting without getting the ball and focusing on counterattacks and air moves? Or try to be the first to impose in fact, advance the dial and control the game, but eventually risking leaving spaces for Messi and infiltrations in diagonal Villa and Pedro?
If you prefer caution, the backlash to back Daniel Alves with Ribéry is obvious solution. Like crossings with stationary or rolling ball to Mario Gomez, the likely replacement for suspended Mandzukic in the Allianz Arena. So Tito Vilanova must climb Bartra, taller than Adriano, Puyol in central defense and shorn of Mascherano.
To attack, Schweinsteiger will have to win the duel by Xavi in the middle with ball control and spaces. Injured Kroos will be missed in this dispute, but Muller can stifle output Busquets. The duo Lahm and Robben on the right part upwards of Jordi Alba and forces Iniesta or Pedro to return to combat. On the other hand, leaves spaces in the sector.
But everything continues to go through Messi. How to stop it, even without physical ideal? If the world's best act from the right, only Alaba not realize. You need a steering wheel to close the diagonal. Sacrificing Schweinsteiger? Move Javi Martinez? If Dante to open a hedge no longer the center of the Villa area.
If ten of Barça shirt is the "false nine", denying space? Compress two lines very close to the area itself to induce him to retreat? Plantar Martínez or advance one of the central defenders to not let it get between the lines?
Difficult decision for Jupp Heynckes. After all, his team is offensive, likes to work the ball - which is more exchange passes in the tournament, behind Barcelona - and prowl the area to finish. Leads the statistics on the findings from outside the area.