SERIE A:ATALANTA VS CROTONE

Six goal thriller with 5 going to the home side.Atalanta up to 5th 7 points behind leaders Inter. They still have an outside chance of the title. The goal of the match scored by Nigerian Nwankwo showed that even when you play for a side bottom of the table, your class should show, you never know who is watching. Cool chip beating Sportiello hands down. Atalanta has a system and they stick to it each and every game. Short forward passes. They score a wide range of goals varying from headers, corners and tap ins. If they brush up on the defensive side of the game, they can be the finished article. I want you to take a look at the free kick by Illicic 3:19 into the below clip. Watch how Crotone sets up the wall and where their keeper Cordaz is standing. Cordaz got very fortunate the free kick was not in the corner. The best practise in defending free kicks, corners even is to have a man on the post.Of course, having a player lie on the ground to prevent the ball going underneath the wall is OK but the kicker rarely goes underneath the wall these days for obvious reasons. If I see a guy leveling himself on the ground behind the wall I would not kick the ball straight at him would I? Atalanta’s third and forth goals were absolute gifts from the Crotone defenders. If you notice that they have conceded 62 goals in 25 matches you can see why they are rock bottom of Serie A with one of the worst defensive record among the top 5 leagues in Europe.

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