Santander League 2018-19TO30% of the equipment of Primera uses a system that seemed in disuse
PAreca in disuse, but it is fashionable.The defense of three central and two long lanes suffers a boom among the coaches of LaLiga Santander, although, the concept has changed.
Antao, playing with lbero was synonymous with an enclosed team that only looked for a counterattack and its only intention was to minimize spaces to a rival that they considered inferior. Today,even offensive teams with great attacking potential, like the Sevilla or Betis leader, they stick to this scheme to safeguard themselves.
On occasion, up toSimeone(against Bruges) andLopetegui(in the second part in the Snchez Pizjun and after losing 0-3 to the rest) they have thrown this resource.
The usual in this scheme in LaLiga are:
Pablo Machn does not abandon the scheme that made him succeed in Girona. He is not achieving the defensive reliability he would like, but the presence of the three central ones allows him to use two long-distance lanes. The characteristics of Jess Navas, more offensive than defensive, are allowing him to take advantage of this drawing to become decisive in attack. Escudero, about to leave an injury in the elbow, also enjoys it on the left side. Sevilla is leader. There is no doubt about the system.
In the bottom that suffered the Betis de Quique Setin last season, the cntabro technician looked for solutions. His team needed to be covered because they received many goals but did not want to lose control of the game. The signing of Marc Bartra contributed to form a defense of three centers, which remains this season, and that aup Betis up to Europa League posts.
On his arrival in Montilivi, Eusebio has maintained Machn's idea of the previous seasons. Although he has sometimes tested with four in line, more usual in his teams, the technician usually uses a defense of three.
Antonio Mohamed is alternating defenses of four and five, without having fixed a fixed idea. Ensures that your drawing does not change the way the team plays.
In the great end of season of the Levant of the last campaign, Paco Lpez always us a defense of four. At the beginning of this season, too. However, receiving eight goals in two games (six of Sevilla and two of Valladolid) made him rethink the system. In the last two games has incorporated three plants and has won two victories (Alavs and Getafe), so everything indicates that continue with this drawing.
Something similar has happened to Mauricio Pellegrino. Being bottom and taking advantage of the visit of Bara to Butarque, the Argentine technician pulls three power stations to stop Coutinho, Messi, Surez and company. The victory made him believe in the system, which he repeated in Villamarn. Only a goal by Loren at the edge of the end prevented him from drawing a point from there. Then, before an apparently simpler opponent, the Rayo, the Legans returned to the four defenders and also with victory (1-0).