VS ............................................. TEAM MJJ ....................................................................................... TEAM BIG DUNK .................................. Spoiler: Pre tactical change by MJJ TEAM MJJ Formation- 5-2-1-2 on paper but in reality, the side can easily and will transition to 4-3-3 at times with both kopa and baggio comfortable outwide. Defensive Line- Normal Playing Style- Direct, counterattacking football Attack A very fluid front three centered around one of the greatest strikers of all time Nordahl, both Nordahl and Kopa are famous for playing in an attacking trident and baggio would perfectly complement the two. Kopa's preference for the right wing augments baggio's for the left. Midfield A very technically sound midfield which can retain the ball or do a lot of damage with quick transitions. Overath was a complete box to box midfield player, blessed with a wand of a left foot and voronin is the perfect DM to partner overath and kopa. Defensively solid but with excellent ball skills. The ball playing ability of my midfield means that any one of midfield can play a game changing pass if afforded enough time. Defense The German Wall. Why I would win There is something off about my opponents midfield, I dont think rivera and gerson fit well and stielike isnt the player to hold that midfield together. It leaves his midfield physically weak without the stamina for pressing my side which is what is needed here ideally. While is defense is good, mine is superior in almost every aspect with fullbacks about par. Having vogts as a rwb should nullify the impact of facchetti and my attack being better than his should finish the job. TEAM BIG DUNK Dino ZOFF (Goalkeeper) Djalma SANTOS (Fullback - defensive) Claudio GENTILE (Stopper) Ciro FERRARA (Ball-playing centreback - cover) Giacinto FACCHETTI (Fullback - attacking) Uli STIELIKE (Defensive Midfielder) GÉRSON (Central Midfielder) Gianni RIVERA (Attacking Midfielder) Kurt HAMRIN (Right Wingforward) Giuseppe MEAZZA (Complete Forward) Pierre LITTBARSKI (Left winger) Fluid 4-3-3 DEFENDING GENTILE and FERRARA are a solid stopper-cover partnership. GENTILE is a tenacious man marker and FERRARA is a complete centreback, both defensive greats from their respective eras. FACCHETTI and DJALMA SANTOS complete the back four, two legendary fullbacks famous for their offensive and defensive dominance. STIELIKE is an intelligent anchorman sat infront of the back four, screening the defence, but also organising play from deep through to our playmakers. ZOFF, one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time is in goal. Maintaining a level of consistency and leadership that is unmatched. GÉRSON, RIVERA and LITTBARKSI can assist STIELIKE with covering, chasing back, controlling the middle of the pitch, and supporting our fullbacks. LITTBARSKI, MEAZZA and HAMRIN will help us defend from the front, cutting passing lanes and pressing the defenders. BUILD UP PLAY GÉRSON (architect of Brazil WC ‘70) is the central conductor: dictating the tempo, recycling possession, switching the play across the pitch and helping with our mixed tempo passing transitions (both vertical to RIVERA and MEAZZA, and horizontal to FACCHETTI and HAMRIN). Our midfield trio and fluid attack will help us to dominate possession and punish teams with quick vertical attacks. RIVERA is our roving playmaker. One of the greatest creative footballers of all time. RIVERA can carry the ball or prove devastating with his off-ball movements into the last third. FACCHETTI will prove an unstoppable attacking force on the left flank. FACCHETTI will overlap LITTBARSKI, who will frequently cut in with a mazy dribble infield. ATTACKING LITTBARKSI and HAMRIN will be encouraged to run at the opposition defenders. Exploiting spaces, losing their markers when cutting in and penetrating channels with their exceptional dribbling skills and natural pace. MEAZZA will be incredibly hard to mark as he won’t be playing as a traditional centre forward, but a nine-and-a-half. He will drop deep, help with central creative phases, pulling centrebacks out of their line and opening up pockets for RIVERA and HAMRIN to exploit. The attacking quartet of MEAZZA (prolific goalscorer and playmaker), HAMRIN (deadly wingforward), LITTBARSKI (dribbling wing wizard) and RIVERA (creative genius) is highly efficient, fluid and complete.