MATCH ANALYSIS: DORTMUND V BAYERN MUNICH (07/04/01) - GOAL BY BOBIC
 

1) Quick free-kick and ball is played quickly out to Ricken unmarked on right-wing..

2) Ricken dribbles towards goal.

3) He then crosses the ball into Bobic.

4) Bobic is first to the ball and scores.

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Comments:

- Defence: The Bayern defence is caught sleeping by the quick free-kick and is unbalanced with the left-back out of position.
- Attack: The quick pass from the free-kick allows Ricken to capitalise on the poor marking. He plays in a hard low cross which Bobic is first to.

 
Conclusions:
- When a free-kick is conceded (wherever on the pitch), all teams must keep their concentration to make sure that no opposition players are left free in space. Here, the Bayern defence is outnumbered and the distinct lack of concentration is punished.
- This moves shows how important it is for teams to sometimes play free-kicks quickly (be aware of attacking possibilities) and to capitalise on a defence that is caught unawares. Again, Bobic does what all quality forwards must do, be first to the ball.
 

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