1) The ball
is played in by Djorkaeff.
3) Pires, positioned on the outside of the penalty area, is first to the pass.
4) He volleys first-time into the net.
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|Comments & Conclusions:|
- Defence: The defender on the edge of the penalty area does not correctly mark nor track the movement of Pires leaving him time to pick his shot. The defence is a bit slow to close down Pires' shot on the edge of the penalty area. Conclusion - Mark closely players on the edge of the penalty area and more commitment to move out and close down shooting opportunities.
- Attack: Good set-piece variation. Here, Viera intelligently makes space for himself at the back post to find Pires outside the penalty area. Pires reads the game well and finishes accurately. Conclusion - Set-pieces are a valuable factor in creating scoring chances and should be regularly rehearsed. Shows the advantage of having players on the edge of the penalty to pick up clearances and knock-backs.
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