VS .......................................... TEAM ENIGMA/TRV ............................................................................. TEAM LORD SINISTER .................................... 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 Candela 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) Vincent Candela - Entered Roma hall of fame in 2013. One of the top wing backs in the end of the 90's and turn of the century. Very versatile, solid in defence and attack. Spoiler: Candela compilation (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. (CB) 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. (RCB) 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) Igor Netto - He's at his sweet spot here - Netto was a midfield dynamo - part of Russia's golden generation from the mid 50's early 60's. Part of 60' EURO team of the tournament he was a midfield playmaker, who loved the left side of the pitch but also could set his foot on the game and excellent in the defensive phase. (RCM) Marco Tardelli - Hard tackling midfielder, epitomizing the Catenaccio era, but very skillful on the ball and excellent in transition, alongside Netto 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”). Spoiler: Rivellino - The idol of Maradona (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 Candela will man their own flanks contributing in both phases. Midfield - Netto and Tardelli will form the double pivot midfield base - both solid in the defensive phase and Netto able to cover wide as well. 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 very solid defensively wing backs in Candela and Benarrivo. Our defence is well suited dealing in the air with van Basten, but also Bratseth and Moore can match him for pace(Bratseth) and also dealing with the threat before it even occurs (Moore's imperious reading of the game). 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. Bratseth vs MvB - the duo have met three times and Bratseth has a very good record vs peak van Basten: http://www.worldfootball.net/report/champions-league-1988-1989-viertelfinale-werder-bremen-ac-milan/ http://www.worldfootball.net/report/champions-league-1988-1989-viertelfinale-ac-milan-werder-bremen/ https://www.11v11.com/matches/norway-v-netherlands-23-september-1992-243772/ 1 goal in three games and that goal came from penalty. TEAM LORD SINISTER Formation and Players: Playing a 1-3-5-2 with Jan Oblak being the goalkeeper, three center backs in H.G. Schwarzenbeck, G. Buchwald and W. Schulz, three central midfielders- one holding midfielder in Nestor Rossi, two all action central midfielders - Redondo and O. Ardiles, two wing backs in Marcelo and D. Alves, one second striker in G. Sarosi and a complete striker M. van Basten. Player roles: I will playing with a flat back three, with W. Schulz in the middle, with H.G. Schwarzenbeck in the left, and G. Buchwald in the right. They will be instructed to cover for the wingbacks, with Nestor Rossi helping them from time to time. Nestor Rossi will be playing a proper defensive midfielder role, with constantly destroying and passing the ball to either the wingbacks or the two other midfielders. Protecting the defense, and always maintaining his positional play. He will be our captain. Redondo and Ardiles will be the all action midfielders, who will take on players, and link up with Sarosi and van Basten and the wing backs to overload one side, and than release the other wingback. Both are fantastic players on the ball while also being defensively great. They will not feel out of place, as they can both keep the ball, take on players(both are excellent dribblers for a defensive players, especially Ardiles who was a Iniestasque dribbler), link up and not only fighting for the ball once possession is lost, but also being able to win it back. Marcelo and Dani Alves will be absolutely busy throughout the matches, and thankfully both have superhuman stamina and energy to last whole 120 minutes. They be instructed to both invert inside, and stretch play. If Dani Alves has inverted inside and combing with midfielders and Sarosi, Marcelo will be making the weak side off the ball, to get behind the defense, and deliver his trademark cutbacks, and passes to van Basten, or the on rushing Sarosi. And vice versa for D. Alves on the other flank. They will also attempt through balls. Sarosi is our star player, and the player who will be involved in all of our moves. A complete footballer, equally capable of playing anywhere in the field, Sarosi will be the man who drop deeper and will link up with the midfield, combine with the wingbacks and have a bullish approach to the box bullying enigma's defense. Van Basten, the ultimate forward in these kinds of set up, where you need someone who can handle a central defense all on their own, while also being able to hold the ball, score from minimal chances(although we will be creating most of the chances, as we look to dominate the possession with our 3-1-5-1(when one of the wingback invert inside, while other look to exploit the weak side, and Sarosi also dropping to help the midfield while stretching the play on both wings). Tactics: Rampant Counter Pressing, overloading one side, and than transferring quickly to the weak side to break the opposition. Creating a protective base of 4 players(N. Rossi, W. Schulz, H.G. Schwarzenbeck and G. Buchwald), while other four are box to box(Redondo, Ardiles, Marcelo and D. Alves), one free role in G.Sarosi and a true forward in M. van Basten. We will also be looking to quickly release the ball, when we catch the opposition on break. As we will look to mix possession game with quick counters, thus not stagnaning the game with slow ball play all the time. Exploiting the aerial prowess of G.Sarosi and M. van Basten, with crosses, long balls and set pieces.