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FC Bayern Munich - The Art of Counter-Attacking

A quick and wide tactic that hits the oppossition in counter. Created by CookieMaker for use with Football Manager 2013.

By Updated on Jun 04, 2013   142028 views   14 comments
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FM 2013 Tactics - FC Bayern Munich - The Art of Counter-Attacking
I've spend a lot of time to tweak this tactic and test how it responds against stronger teams and also underdog teams without fluid philosophy.

For best results, the tactic needs:
• defenders and the defensive midfielder to have high tackling and heading
• strikers to have 15+ heading (and be tall)

Team morale has a huge impact, so if morale is low don't expect this tactic to work instantly.

For Opposition Instructions I don't use any, so feel free to use your own if you find that it works better.
For Team Talks, I suggest to try and motivate and praise your players.

If you go on holiday before match day, chances are you will lose but most of the time it works well.

Share your results and thoughts :)


CookieMaker Strikes Again

High pressure and Counter-Attack Football
Let the Show Begin

• Quick and wide and hit the opposition in counter
• Bayern Munich is the best Counter-Attacking team in Europe
• Ronaldo and Ozil are among the best attacking midfielders for counter-attack
• Montpellier is also one of the best on the break
• Walcott and Arsenal lead the Premier League in counter-attack efficiency

How the tactic works

The goalie always pass quick throw and long kick to forwards

The picture speaks for itself





Why i changed the Formation ?

Its because this is most used Football Formation Today , Second reason is to play with Formation that is simular to Bayern ( had complains about " awkward " Formation )


Is that Strategy & Philosophy are the same as Original
" FC Bayern Munich - The Art of Counter-Attacking "

General Training and Match Training


Stoke made a fantastic start

BAYERN (First 10 games )

Installation Instructions

Step 1

Download the file

Step 2

Place the file in this folder:
Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2013 > tactics

Step 3

The 'Tactic' menu, located to the top right of the right panel, allows you to save and load different tactics. To Import or Export a particular tactic, select the 'Manage Tactics' option, which will display a dialog box. 'Import' will prompt you to select a tactic (.tac file) to import into the game, whilst 'Export' will prompt you to save it to a directory. The 'Delete', 'Copy', and 'Rename' options allow you further control over your physical tactics files.

Share your Thoughts! Very much Appreciated :)

In partnership with "The Tweaker " he has helped me a lot to tweak the tactic.

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Discussion: FC Bayern Munich - The Art of Counter-Attacking

14 comments have been posted so far.

  • AtomicVersion19's avatar
  • hot_head1's avatar
    CookieMaker do you have this tactic as a normal tactic and not the classic version, really want to try this out but don't like using classic :-/ be very grateful if you have. Thanks in advance
  • frcp's avatar
  • R-JeFF's avatar
    Good tactic bro i won my first game 2-0 against a little stronger team than me. But my weakest player usually finish the match with %60 condition now it dropped to %30 and i have 4 injured. You need very very high stamina. In other words you need Jamaican athlete players even for defense. Even though stamina disadvantage this tactic really works and does solid defence.
  • Jamie045's avatar
    hiya im just wondering if I used some one like newcastle would it be successful because ive tryed with newcastle and failed in my second season. and are all the individual roles set or would you have to set them yourself?
  • legendarychua's avatar
    I play with Arsenal but result isn't good


    Arshavin podoski(wilsher) cazola

    Gibbs Arteta Bender Sagna

    Vermaelen Koscielny

    Above is my formation

    I saw fulltime playing and I found that Amc player(and other Attack mid palyer) so many try to long shot that's why good chance is gone.

    and player always try to long pass.

    If long pass succeeded, it could be good chance, but long pass percentage of success is so low.

    Also sometimes Dm player lose the ball very stupidly ->> couner attack-->> goal
    I like ur tatic but this tatic is needed supplementation.

    p.s : sorry my poor Englsih
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    Yeah sure , but try the Other version of this tactic its more Defensive but sometimes crushes the opponent in counter but mantain also strong when defending, use it when u have game Away from home .
  • nsabro's avatar
    Played my first few games. Won 2-0 v. Valencia, 3-2 v. Getage and lost 3-0 to Barcelona in the Super Cup. But it looks as I can play with the wide wingers, it has worked for me until now, pretty okay.

    Do you think, that I could use the formation for smaller teams? Like a mid-table team in Premier League? Would that be a succes or does it have to be a top-class team?
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    Yeah nsabro u can do that and will work coz i test it ! Take a look of this

    AMCL - Player like- Arjen Robben , Griezmann , Ganso , Ozil , James Rodriguez , Hulk etc (Preferred foot
    - Left )

    AMC - Player like - Sammir , Michu , Gerrard , C.Ronaldo , Sneijder , Aguero , Villian ( Bonus if he can shoot with right and left Foot )

    AMCR- Player like - Antonio Valencia , Nani , Farfan , Arnautovic , Shaqiri , Alexis Sanchez ( Bonus if stronger foot is Right )

    P.S : I know some players are not AMC but u need those type of players who can run fast , cross and score so you should retrain to new postion to AMC
  • nsabro's avatar
    Just wondering, if it makes any difference if i play with wings instead of the three offensive midfielders? I mean, Ronaldo can't play that offensive central position that well, so... like this with Ronaldo and Di Maria as wings instead of central offensive midfielders?

    ------Alonso - Khedira---
    Di Maria - Özil - Ronaldo
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    lixmkay " Bayern Munich is the best Counter-Attacking team in Europe " i Created Counter Strategy with my Personal Formation I know Bayern's Formation is different but the play is simular i think , with little tweak for Fm 2013 World , not Real Football World ;)
  • lixmkay's avatar
    A good winning tactic but this isn't how Bayern Munich play. :S
  • CookieMaker's avatar
    Tomos Robson im glad that is working mate , keep going mate thats great result Thanks for Feedback
  • TomRFC1872's avatar
    Wow this tactic is working for me man! Linfiled where crashing and burning till i used this tactic! Won the first game 6-1 and the game I'm playing now is HT with a 3-0 lead :) Thanks so much
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