MATCH ANALYSIS: PARIS ST GERMAIN v LILLE (28/07/01) - TURNING DEFENCE INTO ATTACK
 

1) Heinz tackles & wins the ball. He looks up and plays the ball forward towards Robert.

2) Robert is first to the ball and plays it inside to Benarbia. He then turns quickly and looks for the return pass.

3) Benarbia plays it first-time back to Robert.

4) He can now move in on goal.

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Conclusions:

- Excellent example of turning defence into attack using quick passing sequences (here, the one-two is efficiently used) and good off the ball movement/support play.
- Here two more important points stand out, the defender gets his head up and looks for a team-mate rather than clearing the ball aimlessly and the effort made by Robert to be first to the ball.
- The coach can easily put into practice short counter-attacking passing sequences like this in their training sessions. See our coaching drill archive for more details.

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