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FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking

A Team from Another Planet!
A Tactical Blue-Print of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona Team

This book is an exclusive and groundbreaking study of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team.

This information and analysis of one of the most successful club sides in history has been in high demand and it is finally here!

The attacking play of Barcelona is admired by every coach, player and fan in the world.

Each player movement and passing combination is broken down in detail for every coach to apply these tactics to their own team. Here is the chance to learn to play the ‘Bara way.’

We now have a full analysis of Barcelona’s tactics which have been so important to their success. The book shows Barca’s 4-3-3 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible phase of play.

Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Barcelona’s attacking play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2010-11 season. Guardiola’s team has won 3 La Liga championships, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 4 Spanish Cups, 2 Super Cups, and 2 FIFA World Club World Cups.

The book starts with the characteristics of the players and the philosophy of Barcelona and builds into a comprehensive overview of the offensive tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions.

Included:
  • Attacking against opposition pressing in the 1st stage
  • Attacking in the 2nd and 3rd stage on the right and left hand side
  • Maintaining possession
  • Awareness and decision making
  • Retaining balance
  • Transition Play
  • Build-up and combination play
  • Movement of runs and creating space
  • Plus a lot more - SEE FULL BOOK CONTENTS BELOW

  • This gives football coaches an unbelievable chance to learn how Barcelona play and employ their tactics to maintain possession, create chances and score goals. Barcelona is by far the best attacking team of the modern era and now you can see how and why this is the case.

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    FC Barcelona - Timing Runs in Behind the Defence
    Book Contents
    Chapter 1
    The characteristics of Barcelona players
  • The Player Profiles
  • Pep Guardiola
  • 2010/11 Season 4-3-3 System of Play and Player positions
  • Chapter 8
    Barcelona during the second and third stage of the attacking phase on the right side
  • Build up play using a three man defence
  • Messi’s wide movement
  • Diagonal runs in the final third
  • Attacking down the flank
  • Attacking down the flank: Overlapping runs
  • Combination play near the penalty area
  • 2 v 2 Attacking down the flank
  • 2 v 1 Attacking down the flank
  • Decision making and maintaining possession
  • Messi’s driving runs from deep
  • Messi maintaining possession
  • Messi playing from the right flank

  • The build up play using a two man defence
  • Formations
  • Daniel Alves’s passing options
  • Messi’s movement into ‘the hole’
  • Iniesta advancing into Messi’s position
  • Advancing runs from the left back
  • Messi in the central zone
  • Switching play
  • Chapter 2
    The philosophy of Barcelona
    Chapter 9
    Barcelona during the second and the third stage of the attacking phase on the left side

    The build up play using the three man defence
  • Abidal’s passing options
  • Attacking down the left flank; 2 v 1
  • Overlapping run
  • Passing combinations in the final third
  • One-twos and diagonal runs in the final third
  • Abidal’s passing combinations
  • Inesta’s driving runs
  • Movement and the final pass
  • 2 v 2 on the left flank
  • Maintaining possession in tight areas
  • Switching the play to the left flank

  • The Build up play using a two man defence
  • The left back’s passing options
  • Passing combinations and awareness on the left side
  • 2 v 1 on the left flank
  • The left back in an advanced position
  • Playing out from the back to create a 2 v 1 situation
  • Vertical pass from the back
  • Switching from the weak side to the strong side
  • Decision making: Entering the third stage of attack
  • Switching play from a central position
  • Overlapping runs
  • Defensive midfielder’s passing options
  • Iniesta attacking down the left flank
  • Timing runs in behind the defence
  • Passing through the midfield line
  • Switching play from left to right
  • Chapter 3
    Barcelona in the four phases of the game
  • Barcelona in the defensive phase
  • Barcelona in the transition from attack to defence
  • Barcelona in the attacking phase
  • Barcelona in the transition from defence to attack
  • Chapter 10
    The retaining of balance during the attacking phase
  • Attacking phase formations; 2-5-3
  • Attacking phase formations; 3-4-3
  • Defensive midfielder’s role
  • The full back’s role
  • Maintaining balance; Forwards
  • Maintaining balance; Left side
  • Chapter 4
    Barcelona in the attacking phase
  • Positioning: Creating the correct shapes
  • Movement without the ball
  • Diagonal Passing
  • Vertical Passing
  • Pass and move combinations
  • Chapter 11
    The transition from attack to defence
  • The safety player
  • Applying immediate pressure when possession is lost
  • Busquets as the safety player
  • Using three men at the back
  • Possession lost near the opposing penalty area
  • Winning the ball back in the central zone
  • Regaining possession near the sideline
  • Regaining possession near to the opponent’s penalty area
  • Cohesion in the transition phase
  • When immediate regaining of possession is not possible
  • When immediate regaining of possession is possible
  • Regaining possession in the centre of the field
  • Team cohesion to regain possession
  • Winning the ball in an advanced wide position
  • The opposition win the ball near the halfway line
  • Preventing the switch of play
  • Using two safety players
  • Chapter 5
    Barcelona’s formation during the attacking phase
  • Attacking formation
  • Attacking formation: Variations
  • Creating width

  • The first stage of the attacking phase
  • Building up play from the back
  • Vertical pass to the forward
  • Messi dropping deep into an attacking midfielder’s position
  • Defenders joining the midfield
  • Switching Positions
  • Defensive Midfielder’s positioning
  • Movement into Space
  • Rhombus/Diamond shape in the Central Zone
  • Forward dropping deep to maintain possession
  • Movement: Creating space for others
  • Using the correct body shape
  • Maintaining possession from wide positions
  • Decision making in the final third
  • Numerical disadvantage in the final third
  • Numerical superiority
  • Chapter 12
    The transition from defence to attack
  • Pressing near the sidelines in an advanced position
  • Transition to the final attacking stage
  • Intercepting a pass from the goalkeeper
  • Chapter 6
    The first stage of the attacking phase against the 4-2-3-1 Formation
  • Attacking down the flank
  • Switching play
  • Receiving with the correct body shape
  • Exploiting Space
  • Creating 3 Passing Options
  • Receiving with your back to goal
  • Body shape determining the next pass
  • Approaching the third stage of attack
  • Central midfield passing options
  • Maintaining balance in the central zone
  • Numerical superiority around the ball zone
  • Wide Forwards
  • Messi dropping deep
  • Xavi’s options from his central position
  • Chapter 13
    Barcelona’s attacking from set pieces
  • Corner Kicks
  • Chapter 7
    How Barcelona deal with the opposition’s pressing during the first stage of the attacking phase
  • Vertical passes against the 4-4-2
  • Advancing full backs creating space
  • Passing out from the goalkeeper
  • Chapter 14
    Playing with ten men

    Conclusion

    Meet the Author

    Athanasios Terzis

    Athanasios Terzis

  • UEFA 'B' coaching licence

  • M.Sc. certification in coaching and conditioning

  • M.Sc. certification in coaching and conditioning
  • Soccer Team Tactics

    I played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

    I wrote and published two books " 4-3-3 the application of the system" and " 4-4-2 with diamond in midfield, the application of the system". I decided to proceed in something more specific so coaches would have an idea of how top teams apply the same systems. My next project is the 4-2-3-1 of Mourhinho’s Real Madrid.

    Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

    I have watched Barcelona in most of their league and Champions league matches for the last seven years and less frequently over the past twenty years. I believe that this Barcelona side is by far the best Barcelona I have ever seen in regard to their attractive style of play and success in becoming the best side in the world. I have analysed Barcelona’s tactics for this book, which together with the teams’ incredible technical ability allows Barca to perform their attractive brand of football.

    I watched every Barcelona game in the 2010-11 season creating a set of highly detailed notes on each. I watched many of the matches over 20 times. The matches were separated according to the opposing team’s formation. This book is made up of over a 1000 hours of extensive tactical research and analysis of Guardiola’s Barcelona side .


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