vs ........................................ TEAM ENIGMA/TRV ....................................................................................... TEAM ISOTOPE .......................................... TEAM ENIGMA/TRV Formation: 5-3-2 fluid, counter attacking. Defensive line: normal Style: very direct, fast tempo. Villa in free role to run into pockets, create and finish himself. Benarrivo and Marcelo both can support the attack and supply the forward line. Short team profiles: (GK) De Gea - steadily becoming one of the best keepers to have graced the game. Imperious for United and probably the outstanding player we have had since Fergie retired. (LWB) Marcelo Vieira - Probably the best attacking modern day full back. Marcelo has won 4 La Liga titles and 3 CL medals to his name, being absolutely vital for both attack and defence at Real. Another big game player who doesn't shy under pressure. (RWB) Antonio Benarrivo - another 90's Seria A notable figure. An enthusiastic wing back, full back or even at times deployed as midfielder he had pace to burn, great cross and as other Italian full backs - solid in defence. WC winner in 94 playing in all of Italy's games at the WC bar the first round defeat against Ireland. (RCB) Bobby Moore - the outstanding defender and CB on the pitch. The 'Rolls Royce' defender is pretty much known figure and WC winning captain. Would marshal the defense for us and organize the backline. He was a very good passer as well. So, will look to initiate swift counter-attacks from the back. (LCB) Tony Adams - solid no nonsense defender with great tacking ability and imperious in the air. Arsenal long serving captain and winner of 4 PL/First division titles, along with numerous other accolades. (Libero) Rune Bratseth - the best Norwegian player of all time. Led Norway to the WC in 94. World class in three seasons according to Kicker in the late 80's early 90's. Fast as hell, comfortable on the ball and rock solid at the back. (LCM) Jean Tigana - From Claude Makelele to Didier Deschamps and even now N'Golo Kante, France have had some geniuses in this position, but none finer than Jean Tigana. A really classy central midfielder, Tigana had it all; stamina, technique, vision. He won 52 caps for the national team, winning the European Championships and making two World Cup semi-finals. Tigana was runner-up to compatriot Michel Platini in the 1984 Ballon d'Or. (RCM) Marco Tardelli - Hard tackling midfielder, epitomizing the Catenaccio era, but very skillful on the ball and excellent in transition, alongside Tigana forms a top notch midfield unit. (AM) Rivellino - Integral part of Brazil's best team ever he was one of those players who can dribble you in a phone booth and was an example for the younger generation. He possessed enormous flair and talent with a cannonball of a shot(named “The Atomic Kick”). (CF) David Villa - well known - one of the most creative and deadly forwards in the 00's. Valencia and Spanish national team legend. (CF) Gerd Müller - One of Europe's elite. Probably the most deadly finisher the game has seen. Simple quote from Beckenbauer says it all: Team tactics and style: Defence - marshaled by Moore, our defence is complimented by two very strong defenders in the air (Adams and Bratseth) but also complimentary pairing as Bratseth was also excellent on the ball and possessed great pace that not many forwards were able to outrun him. Benarrivo and Marcelo will man their own flanks contributing in both phases. Midfield - Tigana and Tardelli will form the double pivot midfield base - both solid in the defensive phase and able to contribute forward. Rivellino will be no stranger to the midfield battle as his work rate is well appreciated and perhaps should give us a nod there. Attack - a GOAT striker in Müller who will get plenty of support both from the flanks from our wing backs, Villa who is notably a creative forward, and of course Rivellino slicing the opposition open with his vision and passing ability. Villa is also in his zone here - able to run into pockets, drop wide and also attack the box when der Bomber makes room with his movement. Advantages: Defence - we feel we have the upper hand here with one of the best keepers in De Gea, shielded by a solid core, marshaled by Moore and two excellent wing backs in Marcelo and Benarrivo. Our defence is well suited dealing in the air, but also Bratseth and Moore can match fast and tricky opponents in addition dealing with the threat before it even occurs (Moore's imperious reading of the game). Moore is set up as RCB so he can cover for Benarrivo and help out neutralize Iso's best player - Ronaldinho's threat on the right of our defence. Midfield - Isotope has a solid base, but we have one of the best box to box midfielders in the game spearheaded by none other but Rivellino - a complete playmaker with great work ethic and team work. Attack - Alongside der Bomber we also have Villa and both are supplied by Rivellino - a stylistically great trio, that offers a lot of variation in attack. Fluidity - Our team is excellent in terms of transition and moving through the lines. Even our forwards in Villa and der Bomber are known for their work ethic and movement up top. Marcelo and Benarrivo are perfectly capable of manning their flanks and especially Marcelo has a great output going forward. Tardelli and Tigana are well suited to deal with the opposition attacking threat and can help out wide in negating Robben and Ronaldinho's movement. Bratseth in libero role - Bratseth was a great defender in the late 80's and early 90's and by far the best libero at the time - something well recognized not only by Kicker but from the innovator of the position himself - Beckenbauer. He was tall, imposing and rock solid, but also very fast and agile - qualities well suited to negate Ibra's game and also his natural vertical movement will be well suited to Ibra dropping deep to receive the ball. Very strong spine - We feel we have the upper hand in terms of quality spread across the pitch - De Gea is at least tier above Rossi on goal, Moore is the best defender much like Muller the outstanding striker, coupled with not one but two of the elite B2B midfielders in Tigana/Tardelli. It's a great spine that allows Benarrivo, Marcelo, Rivellino and Villa a lot of freedom to play their natural game. TEAM ISOTOPE Why you may like this Team Pacy, strong and lively. That describe this team. The attacking prowess of Ronaldinho and Robben (Ro-Ro) on the flanks, and Ibrahimovic’s acrobatic skills, will make the football fans stand up every time those three have the ball. And the supporting midfield guarantee that they will have plenty of it. Not slow in coming forward, Netzer, Seedorf, and Schweinsteiger have this aptitude to pull off something extraordinary during a match. Netzer as one of the greatest passers in the game's history, and Seedorf as one of the most successful player in Champions League history. Schweinsteiger, the man revered as a "football god" by the Bavarian fans, will also be there bossing the defence and midfield. The last defensive line of Ruggeri, Cannavaro, Camacho, and Tassotti, provides the incredibly stable platform to the team when attacking and defending. More.. Defence A giant between the sticks is the Rossoneri number one, Sebastiano Rossi. At 6’ 6” tall, he is aggressive and physically strong goalkeeper, able to exert full command of his area while possessing superb aerial ability. The heart of our defence are two among the best of their continents: the "Il Muro di Berlino" Fabio Cannavaro and the "El Cabezón" Oscar Ruggeri. Patrolling the flank while defensively ruthless are the well-known José Antonio Camacho and Mauro Tassotti. Both comfortable defending in wide areas and able to get up and back on the line. Midfield Patrolling the defence and midfield is the 'Fußballgott', Bastian Schweinsteiger. Günter Netzer will be the ‘Conducter’ to set the team’s tempo. With his cultured range of passing, Netzer will be distributing the ball, either with long ball or intricate short exchanges. Clarence Seedorf, a special player that combined skill, vision and excellent stamina and strength, will provide balance in midfield. Seedorf can support the attack, with his timing run in from deeper positions. Winger To either side of the striker, two wider players job is to create chances from the flanks as well as cutting in. As one of the best dribbler of all time, Ronaldinho will use his dribbling runs and playmaking to lead the attack from out left or in a more central area. Arjen Robben also has great dynamic movement behind the defensive lines or as for Holland to receive a shorter pass to his feet and run straight at the defense. Both of them are fantastic goalscorers with a goalscoring ratio that would be great even for strikers. (Thanks to @Skizzo and @Annahnomoss for both players write up). Striker "If I had played in England I would have destroyed it, like I have everywhere else." One of the most entertaining footballers in the world, Ibrahimovic is a big but skillful target man who can hold the ball up and lay it off for the oncoming midfielders, or finishing chances himself with incredible strikes. With the genuine quality of players behind him, he will receive plenty of balls into the penalty area.