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3-5-2 of Udinese

The miracle of Udinese is revealed

By Updated on Nov 14, 2011   49343 views   4 comments
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FM 2012 Tactics - 3-5-2 of Udinese
Several "experts" consider old fashionated formation something which can make your team better .If you take a look on Serie A table this season Udinese is playing the best football considering that they lost since last season 4 key players .The second and most interesting fact is that by playing 3-5-2/5-3-2 Udinese has make till now far more clear chances than any other Serie A side .Another very intresting fact is that Udinese has the least injuries .

So all the legends are over : no defensive play ,no extra injuries ,no old fashionated ways of build up .

Guidolin proved right when decided to quit 4-2-3-1 and 4-2-2-1-1 and to adopt a solid and very elegant 3-5-2 .It was middle of November of 2010 .Sanchez was mad because he was running like a winger ,Di Natale was scorless for 5 matches and Armero was totally exposed .

The two mc were suffering and were asking constantly for more help .

So Guidolin made the final decision


GK Handnovic - DC - Domizzi-Benatia-Zapata Right Full Back Isla Left Full Back armero .Three midfielders - Pinzi-Inler and Asamoah .Di Natale Sanchez .Udinese grabbed in the second round the MOST POINTS IN SERIE A .Sanchez scored in the second round 12 goals .In the first he scored just twice or trice .

Modern is only what brings victories .Greece was astonishing because of 3-5-2 .

With this formation you have these big benefits

*You attack always with 3-4 and maybe 5 players .Your mc is always helping ,your wing backs give help constantly and you have always your central axes tight .

*In the defense phase one wing back who is closer to dc becomes the 4th in the defense and you immediately have a succesfull 4-3-3 .

*When you steal the ball in your own half you can make attack even with 7 players .
Two backs ,2 mc ,your two strikers and maybe one stopper who has push up .

*You avoid the risks because your defence is always protected with 3 dc and 3 mc infront of them

*You dont ruin your attacking minded in the wings ,you put them as strikers and you made your
opponents to suffer .

*Your goalkeeper can be an extra player if he is a decent passer .

*Whole team is balanced and compact without ignoring the counter attacks or possesion game.

*By making your lines tighter you play much better pressing and you keep possesion always.

*Your opponent will be forced to attack more and to give your more space to hit him in the

counter .

*Your team will be always in an advantageous position in the away matches .Because your opponents will rush to score and to attack .You have the benefit of easy goals .

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Discussion: 3-5-2 of Udinese

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  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    Hurley give a try and report your feedback :) I am not a prophet to know how you want to play :)
  • hurley94's avatar
    Looks like a very nice tactic, how would it be if i moved the CENTRE midfield player up a position into a more attacking position
  • Roberto.Mancini's avatar
    You are the one who misunderstood not me .Do whatever you like I am indifferent because simply I know who I am and what can I do .Yeah right ,now you remembered to apologise for your poor english .Why you dont apologise for blocking everyone in italian forums only because he is not italia ?Why you dont explain me if you know so much better .In the end of the day ,this is your level .I create and I already make my way .The rest of you simply follow ;)

    Do you want maybe to give you copyrights reserved claim ?Tell me something like that to laugh till to die ...
  • rstm's avatar
    Hi Roberto Mancini
    I think this was you who comment on my tactic 3-2-2-1-2. I think there's some misunderstanding. I really didn't look to your tactic and didn't replicate it ;)
    Yes it is replicated but not from yours. The source of my tactic is based on cm 2001/2. In that version of the game tactic of the barca was 3-5-2. And I replicated from this tactic and used some features of 4-4-2 II devasto. I'm sorry if it's similar with your ones and for my english. :D
    Good Luck in your next games
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