VS ........................................... TEAM MJJ ............................................................................................. TEAM ISOTOPE ......................................... TEAM MJJ Law, Hazard and Stoichov is a very complementary attack, will all three having excellent technical skills. Law's all round ball skills will be essential to the way we play as the ball retention and movement of the front six will be important to getting a win. A point of contention could be the inclusion of Gerrard but there arent many players better to play the box to box role with beckenbauer covering for his obvious weaknesses. Some information about my defense. Renzo De Vecchi- A ball-winning full-back, he was known for his strength, tackling ability, anticipation, and his organisational skills on the left flank, and was also capable of playing in the centre or in midfield. De Vecchi is the youngest player to play for Milan in Serie A and for the Italian National Side. Nicknamed Il Figlio di Dio" (The Son of God). José Leandro de Souza Ferreira- A member of the star studded brazil side of 1982. A fullback who can contribute in both attack and defense, with good dribbling, crossing skills. Later in his career moved to the CB position, which gives a testament to his defensive skills. Billy Wright- One of the greatest defender English football produced, came second in a Ballon D'or vote and won FWA player of the year. He was the captain and heart of one of the greatest club teams Wolves of 50s. Ledley King- One of the most intelligent and complete defenders that England have ever produced. If not for his injury troubles, would be recognized as on par with ferdinand. Thierry Henry said: “I don’t like defenders who hold the shirts of other players. The only defender here who doesn’t do that and still gets the ball off my feet easily is Ledley King. He is the only guy who doesn’t hold players. He will get the ball off you without you even noticing.” Why we will win:- The front three of both sides are similar, with a playmaking winger, a wing-forward and a striker who can drop deep. However, having law over ibrahimovic gives me a big edge. Isotope has a lovely midfield three but stylistically guardiola is a poor fit to mark zidane. It would require one of seedorf and schweign. to drop deep which should enable me to take control of midfield. With both Ronaldinho and Stoichov on the same flank, I would expect the fullbacks of both sides to be skinned regularly. This is where having an extra man in attack will be useful as my team is more likely to make these opportunities count TEAM ISOTOPE 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 Paolo Montero and Mauro Tassotti. Both comfortable defending in wide areas and able to get up and back on the line. Midfield The ‘doble pivot’ give support to the defense, with Bastian Schweinsteiger breaking up opposition attacks, and Pep Guardiola set the team’s tempo. With his cultured range of passing, Guardiola 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. Why you may like this team Bus parking is not allowed. With the players it has in attack and midfield, this team will play attractive football. The excitement provided by Ronaldinho dribbling, Robben speed (and antics), and Zlatan being Zlatan is just mouth-watering. The midfield support of Seedorf- Schweinsteiger-Guardiola is a combo of toughness, skill, and vision. At last, the defensive line of Ruggeri, Cannavaro, Tassotti, and Montero will provide the incredibly stable platform to the team when attacking and defending.