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MATCH ANALYSIS: LAZIO V JUVENTUS (18/03/01) - GOAL BY NEDVED
 

1) The counter-attack begins with Poborsky running at the defence.

2) He passes to the supporting Crespo in space.

3) Crespo plays the ball hard & low across the goal.

4) Nedved, supporting, scores at the far post.

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Comments:

- Defence: The telling moment in this counterattack is the marking on Nedved. Even though the defence is outnumbered 4 against 3 & tries not to get drawn out of position, Nedved is left free to make a run at the back post. We notice two defenders who may have covered him at the start of the attack.
- Attack: From an attacking point of view. Poborsky's pass to Crespo is perfectly timed as are the supporting runs of Nedved and Crespo - The players always manage to stay onside.

 
Conclusions:
- Excellent example of how to lead a counterattack when outnumbering the defence. Fast movement along with perfect timing of runs & passes.
- Counter-attacks should be an integral part of tactical training.
 

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