TEAM GIO VS TEAM ONENILTOTHEARSENAL/SHRIKE TACTICS GIO WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT: Two complementary full-backs in the swashbuckling flank-dominator Roberto Carlos and the defensively watertight Berti Vogts balance both the defence and the flanks. The central axis sports a proven partnership in Scotland's greatest ever keeper Andy Goram with his long-term club team-mate Richard Gough who can consider himself in the top handful of British centre-halves of all time and probably the standout of his era. His aggressive and athletic style is complemented by the defensive mastermind behind the only two Eastern European teams to win the European Cup, Miodrag Belodedici, who performs his classic sweeper role. Vogts on his outside will allow him to seamlessly move forward into midfield should the opportunity arise. The heart of the team is the murderous midfield partnership of Graeme Souness and Roy Keane. It's hard to envisage a more uncompromising and dominating pair who will provide the platform for the flair in front of them. Michael Laudrup is the centre-point of the attack, floating inbetween the lines to connect the midfield with the options in front of him. His interplay with his brother Brian was a joy to watch for Denmark and they are well set to repeat that here. So too was his connection with el pistoleiro Hristo Stoichkov, who will relish the overlaps of Carlos and the Joya-esque partnership he can strike up with Spencer. WHY WE WIN: Serious synergy in the attack. Laudrup and Stoichkov were incredible together and the Laudrup brothers were a beacon of light in the otherwise dreary Danish dull-as-dishwasher side of the mid-1990s. Balance. Natural partnerships all over the park and full range of threats capable of hitting the five attacking channels (outside-left - Carlos; inside-left - Stoichkov; central - Spencer; inside-right - Laudrup; outside-right - Laudrup). A midfield that will strangle onenil and shrike's impressive duo of Bozsik and Pirri. Plenty of quality - no obvious chinks or sheep in sight. Brian Laudrup on the other hand could be facing one which may be fatal. TACTICS ONENILTOTHEARSENAL/SHRIKE 343 Compact, tight, teamwork focused zonal marking We will play a compact 343 focusing on team defense. The intent is for even spacing to cut off the passing lanes and options of the opponent but remaining compact. Then we will strike on the counter utilizing the blend of talents Abbadie, Kaka and Sanfilippo offer. Sanfilippo was superb leading the line for less fancied sides scoring 13 goals in 13 Copa Libertadores matches giving him bonafide top tier credentials. Abbadie stretches play and makes dribbling runs, Kaka's role is a free role and act as dynamic playmaker. He will be in his Ballon winning form and offering a variety of threats with the warrior Barnes offering width on that side. Sometimes a well organized side with less talent per position can win over a better side by remaining disciplined and being clinical. Pirri and Bozsik, legend class midfielders form a potent all around platform. Our attackers led by Sanfilippo represent a superb counter attacking combination capable of upsetting the odds.