MATCH ANALYSIS: NANTES v SEDAN (08/09/01) - GOAL BY ANDRE
 

1) The ball is only half cleared and is played back to Zianni next to the penalty area.

2 ) Zianni dummies and lets the ball run past him, he then looks up and hits a first-time cross.

4) Andre in the centre, pulls away to the back post and comfortably heads home.

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Conclusions:

- Andre is allowed to score unchallenged at the back post, coaches must try to teach defenders to mark space and players behind themselves especially in the back post area - avoid ball watching and being pulled to the near-post.
- Zianni shows excellent skill and vision to create space and hit a quality cross to the back post - this shows how important it is to get ones head up and look before crossing.
- The centre-forward cleverly makes a run to the back post area which is often neglected by defenders who naturally move towards the near post.

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