Day: January 1, 2018

Eurozápisník VI. Or the third breath of the wonderful Geronte Gery

Six months ago, midfielder Zoltan Gera helped an underestimated English Fulham to the European League final.

He was already thirty. Then he unibet returned to Hungary, and in Ferencváros on his even older knees he took another breath – this year he helped him back to the throne after 12 years. Era was not good at all at the age of 37, but he did not even catch up with this challenging Gera and yesterday he was excellently directing the Hungarian victory in a derby with Austria…

Before we go into the analysis of all three matches, let Remind me of the essence of one of the pillars of this format of the Eurowindows: a table with three distinctive characters of each match.

Inside the right edge of the match, you will find the best player of the match according to the statistical server.The reason for using it is obviously: we consider the database to be the most complex and therefore usually the best way to tell us about real performance.

So then you do not have to go to the page yourself, we just cracked for you the statistical boxes The soccer star’s symbolic star has probably been the biggest contributor.

We are now following our pure choice of heroes and renegades, and we have privately asked to never interfere with WhoScored and select as many as possible for you. P>

1) Minutes in both halves did not last. And it’s a pity, especially since the start of a match played by Marcel Koller was something we have not seen too often on Eur.The main engine of our southern neighbors was in the middle of a backup when David Alaba, Julian Baumgartlinger and Zlatko Junuzovic were perfectly satisfied at first.

The Austrian team on the pitch was absolutely dominant – Baumgartlinger operated across the course of the course and interrupted during the aforementioned 15 minutes Good four Hungarian attacks. David Alaba, on the other hand, has combined both Austrian positions – the box-to-box position of a midfielder and a secondary creator of the game. A dynamic footballer, in addition to four key passes, has just hit the bar at the start.

About 15 and 60 minutes, however, the Austrians have always dropped out of active presection, leaving their game critically stretched, preventing the Hungarian team from resting Combine even before the opponent’s lime.Before the break, Dzsudzsak did not take a huge chance, but in the second act, apart from the reserve series, the defense also broke down, which resulted in a goal. After Dragović’s exclusion, the critical areas were logically expanded exponentially.

2) The main reason for this image transformation was Zoltán Gera. One of the veterans of the Eur, the seventy-year-old midfielder Ferencváros, had the most defensive duties in a three-member reserve, along with Nagy, and must be said to have done fantastically. After a weaker start, it became an insurmountable rock, which had been torn by Austria’s 13 attacks.

He was (besides the injury) a key factor in why Junuzović disappeared and why the striker Janko was practically cut off.In addition, the Hungarians received several attacks from his balls and confirmed that they could bang at the slightest hesitation of their opponent. This would be a way for them to move from the group.

3) The Euro is desperately screaming for offensive quality. Another victim, Marc Janko , lasted only 63 minutes on the lawn, and it has to be admitted that it was so. Twenty-three-year-old Basel is extremely effective in the club, his goal score is remarkable. A typical 9-year-old from Austria, however, only followed the trend that puts the champions in the championship in a dark shadow.

So far, only traditional Olivier Giroud, Graziano Pellè and Yesad Szalai have just won the traditional goalie.Janko, on the other hand, has joined a long line of champions whose future may be threatened at the tournament. His more static speech to Austria was a bit worse today, he only touched the ball for 15 times, while the goalie Király never threatened once.


1) Portugal’s flexibility in the offensive phase has caused Icelandic defensive trouble. Although Portuguese players started in a formation of 4-4-2 without a typical forward striker, they were (or rather due to) especially damaging in the first half.

Both attackers helped the team A gradual attack – one of them has always drawn to deeper positions, allowing his team to combine through defensive opponents.Sometimes he went so far as to the side line to stretch the game, but more often his movement was moving between the lines. The Portuguese, with the help of four players, created a structure suitable for the combination game – from the side line it delivered the necessary width of the edge beck, under which the game was provided by the nearest midfielder. In the space between the lines, the attacker jumped as the last midfielder moved to the center of the pitch, where he had a slightly looser field of action.

This constant interference made considerable trouble for the Icelandic reserve line – their players were in the defensive block Rather to the opponent than to the particular space they ought to occupy.Thanks to this, Portugal has several times managed to pull out a player and free up the places where another member of the offensive car immediately took part. This variation then led to the creation of several solid chances, and nobody would be surprised to have a half-time difference in score over one-shot. 2) The Portuguese were well prepared for the offensive plan of Iceland. However, one individual hesitation was enough to lose two valuable points. The transition phase of the outsider consisted mainly of long kicks ahead and the subsequent fight for the reflected balls.The defensive line, headed by Pepe, had responded to it in the right way – long enough to keep the line high enough to make sure that the ball would be far away from the goal. The midfielders who solidified at such moments in close proximity to the defensive fours, as well as the midfielders who did not remain hanging in the offensive positions, were also solid.

It was also paradoxical that this tactic led twice or Three times even to the rapid break of Portugal. These were the moments when the Icelanders wanted to solve the standard situation near the line of the line by shooting the ball to the penalty area of ​​the opponent.Because of this, many players have been involved in the offensive, but they have completely failed to cover the possible bounces – as soon as they lost the first duel, the opponent could immediately go into the attack.

However, in the goal situation, one of the few hesitations occurred. Iceland has managed to win the initial duel and to reach the reflected ball, yet the defense team was in a comfortable situation. However, Pepe and Vieirinha did not match Pepe’s game – I personally think that once Pepe got to the right of the striker’s attack, he had to solve the situation in the zone, thus covering the goalie shooter and keeping the tip of the spike on Vieirinh (who was at that moment In stopper position).But he did not do this, by contrast, his movement might have even confused his right beak, which allowed Bjarnason to completely resist.

3) The final favorite pressure was rather Platonic. Although the Portuguese have scored almost half the goal, the victory has not been successful. What’s more, with the upcoming ending, the optical surplus was still on the rise, but there were no big chances.

Although the young Renato Sanches had revived the game with a few bumps, the party around Ronald became more readable – more or less the attempt to overcome the block by a successive combination disappeared, the offensive players ceased to score significantly and the middle of the field became less and more involved in the game.The center of gravity of the combinations then moved to the edge of the pitch, where the centers came. With the opponents in the first half of the game, they were also using the Portuguese in a few other moments – usually solving the final stage after they managed to penetrate through the backup block of the opponent, so the defense was moving towards its own goal and as a result So in a much worse position to turn them away. Alternatively, there was the option of selecting a sharp shot center pointing to a small lime (see Nani’s goal) or a back pass on the rebounding player.

However, in the final phase, these centers were far more likely to come from the depth of the field.So we can say that at the end of the Portuguese, they chose a way of playing that played Iceland perfectly. And although the quality of our chances says we should definitely win, the final passage in turn indicates that there is room for improvement here.