TEAM ENIGMA_87 VS TEAM 2MUFC0 TACTICS ENIGMA_87 Formation: 4-3-3 Defensive line: Normal Style: Direct style - high work rate Players: GK: Julio Cesar - one of the best modern day goalkeepers. Been Seria A best goalkeeper of the year in two consecutive years, and a name always among the top keepers in the late 00's. LB: Ruud Krol - a fantastic defender who could play all across the backline and a total footballer himself. CB: Diego Godin - probably the best CB since Rio and a pillar of Atletico's defence. CB: Matthias Sammer - One of the very few defenders to win the Ballon D'or on the back of great performances for club and country. A perfect heir for der Kaiser himself, Sammer is one of the truly greatest defenders to play the game. RB: Philipp Lahm - In his natural position there are very few in the past that combine the versatility, defensive solidity and offensive game, as well as the tactical awareness to make the full back position his own. DM/cover - Frank Rijkaard - unarguably the greatest DM, ever. B2B: Arturo Vidal - A monster of a player capable of producing both in attack and defence he's in his natural b2b role and being the engine in midfield. B2B: Michael Ballack - at his peak he was a complete midfielder and a great fit for Vidal in the middle, linking up midfield and attack. His long range ability will come handy in this game as well considering Edgar's keeper. LWF/Playmaker - Johan Cruyff - he'll be the star of the team pulling the strings in the final third and controlling the game. RWF - Kalle Rummenigge - two times Ballon D'or winner and one of Germany and Europe greatest goalscorers. ST: Mario Gomez - certainly not the flashiest striker around but incredibly clinical - he struck 90 goals in all competitions for club and country in 11-12 for two years straight and was key player for Bayern winning 3 Bundesliga titles (1 with Stutgard also won player of the year in Germany in 2007), 1 CL and numerous cups during his stay. Key points: Against a 5-3-2 you need a solid defensive line - especially facing a side with Ronaldo and Eusebio in. However we have probably one of the greatest defensive units in the draft in Krol, Lahm, Godin, Sammer and Rijkaard. We will make the backline compact when defending, thus leaving little to no space for 2mufc0 attacking trio - Sir Bobby, Ronaldo and Eusebio to opearate Excellent midfield having the ability to go through transitions and also defensively solid to counter the more central 2mufc0 threat. Vidal is also excellent choice to stifle Gerson's playmaking game giving him little to no time on the ball in the center. A diverse attack - targeting 2mufc0 weaker flanks and overloading Junior and Carvajal and pulling constantly Cannavaro and Jack Charlton out of position targeting the area between the wing backs and stoppers. Advantages: - Our biggest advantage is our flanks - with Kalle and Lahm on one side and the proven Krol/Cruyff on the other we will prove to be too much to handle for Carvajal and Junior creating goalscoring opportunities on either side. - Both Cruyff and Kalle are specialists in cutting in from wide positions and scoring goals, exploiting 2mufc0 weak areas. - Solid defensive core both on the flank and in the center. Godin and Sammer is a perfect complimentary pairing possessing plenty of pace, defensive ability, air dominance and also tactically sound. Godin has plenty of experience dealing with GOAT's like Cristiano and Messi, holding his own, whilst Sammer's defensive acumen needs no presentation. With Krol and Lahm on either flank we will cover also Eusebio and Ronaldo runs into pockets providing a sound defensive unit anchored by non other than Rijkaard himself. TACTICS 2MUFC0 Tactically i haven't changed the system much from the last match but i have upgraded certain positions and changed up the midfield personnel. I have bolstered my team considerably by bringing in one of the greatest defensive midfielders of all time Varela and have brought in Modric to bring that bit of flair into the midfield and to link defence with attack. Varela being more of the stopper while Modric also defensively astute and tactically aware, in front of them they have Sir Bobby who will be helping out in midfield when the situation demands. Upfront i have brought in the greatest no.9 of all time Ronaldo who will be partnered by Eusebio to spearhead the attack, they both have plenty of space to operate and will create a powerful and skillful partnership. Although Godin is a good player he's not elite level and i can see these two causing him a lot of problems. Behind them will be Sir Bobby making his bursting runs forward and playing them through and not to forget his blistering long shots. All three of these players are powerful and strong and will be difficult to contain. To provide width i have Carvajal and Leo Junior. Unlike the last time i am not facing any traditional wingers that like to go down the touchline, Cruyff is likely to be positioned on the left but his best game is drifting into central areas, if he's instructed to stay out wide and hug the touchline that benefits me and hurts the opposition more. This means he will often drift into areas Varela will be operating and it will be extremely tough for him and expect Varela to keep him quiet. As Cruyff is Cruyff he will have his moments but i do have Cannavaro and Carvajal on that side to help out. Behind Cruyff is Krol another fine player but not a rampaging left back therefore Cravjal will have more freedom to get forward this game. If Enigma plays a 4-3-3 again this will allow the spare defender Baresi get forward into those central areas when possible to dictate the game from the back. I'm not sure how much voters take the keeper into consideration but Buffon is superior to Cesar in all categories and would be worth saving a goal or two himself.