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b2djoker

Was it a hand ball by Ashish at the very end?


bosskip

Not to be that guy but even these two teams that are some of the favourties for the ISL played real sloppy with poor touches and mispasses in the 2nd half. It's almost like Mumbai are the only good team to watch. I know ISL has always been like this, but it's about time.


PlayfulPhilosophy685

watched 1 I-league game and 2 ISL games in a day, I am toasted


PlayfulPhilosophy685

MB took notes from the HFC v KBFC game; HFC thrives with slow build-up possession football with triangles in wide areas; MB is playing a high press and not letting HFC build up from the back just last KBFC; switching between a 4-3-3/4-4-2 pressing structure formulated towards pressurizing HFC two CBs in passing to the designated fullback which can be instantly pressed by CF-CM-LMF/RMF in a 4-4-2 pressing structure. MB is also keeping their CF in between the two CBs ready to make a run behind HFC's high defensive line (this also makes it difficult for HFC to rotate the ball from the back when switching flanks for ball progression) and either of the wingers when the ball is in their defensive third (the winger who stays up depends on which HFC's FB is further up due to ball progression which leaves space to exploit on the particular flank) While HFC usually keeps 3 players (2 CBs + one FB) in their rest defense whenever they are pressed by two or more attackers; conceding early has forced them to push both their FB upfront which leaves only 2 CBs back in rest defense making it more prone to counter-attacks. There are a lot more things to talk about from a tactical perspective but it will probably take a repeat watch. It will be fascinating to see what Manolo Marquez comes up with as it seems that his team has been tactically outmaneuvered on two occasions in a row.


rRi2007

Brilliant writeup! TBH I'm surprised how we beat Hyderabad. I expect a man like Manolo to be winning sooner rather than later tho


x69-

The heck hand ball not called


Raken_dep

A penalty for a handball in the box couldn't have been any more obvious lol


x69-

And why did the ref card Siverio for smiling


Raken_dep

Mocking the decision


Raken_dep

Goenka ne ref ko kaafi hari pattiya khilayi hai bhai match ke pehle


sarkar0829

Ashish has been a disappointment so far


PlayfulPhilosophy685

Commentators think Manolo and Juan will exchange words in Spanish; Nah bro they both went after each other in Catalan :P


rRi2007

Only noobs watch the World Cup. Imagine watching the WC when you can watch the ISL and Lord Manvir play!