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FM23 Attacking Corner Kicks by Umberto

With this setup I did win Bunsegliga and DFB Pokal with Bayer Leverkusen (season 2025-2026). DCs were Tapsoba and Hincapie.

By on Jan 13, 2023   49877 views   4 comments
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Football Manager 2023 Tactics - FM23 Attacking Corner Kicks by Umberto
You need 2 DCs high in heading and jumping reach (13 is the minimum allowed to let this training work) and 2 players high in long shots and finishing (could be DM, M or AM).

Corner taker: high value in corner kicks (of course)
Player instructions: near post
on near post there will be 2 DCs
Striker will attack far post (in case of 2 DCs will miss the ball)
AML or AMR will mark the keeper (no special values for this)
The AM or M or DM higher in finishing will attack the ball from edge area, while the best AM, DM or M high in long shots will lurk outside of area.
4 players will stay back so that you will be safe in case of counter attack.

With this setup I did win Bunsegliga and DFB Pokal with Bayer Leverkusen (season 2025-2026). DCs were Tapsoba and Hincapie.
Then moved to Man Utd, in 2026-2027. They fired Bielsa who ended 10th previous season and hired me. I won the EPL with 97 points, 4 more than Man City. DCs were Gvardiol, Tapsoba (on loan from City) and Casemiro (aged 34) until december. Cuenca from Bayern Munich. I started 2027 by using Gvardiol-Cuenca (during the African cup) and ended using Gvardiol-Tapsoba. Gvardiol did score 5 times, Cuenca 1, Tapsoba 1.

Hope you enjoy it!

Rate this training, your feedback is appreciated

Att Corner Kick Right: CA_ATT_DX
Att Corner Kick Left: CA_ATT_SX

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Discussion: FM23 Attacking Corner Kicks by Umberto

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • Umberto's avatar
    I have started to use this corner tactic since I was hired by Ipswich, back in 2022-2023. I have Always used It along the years (Ipswich from L1 to PL in a row), Bayer Leverkusen (One BL and One DFB Pokal, in the same year), Man UTD (1 PL and 1 FA Cup in a year) and now I am using It with Juventus. I can tell that this corner tactic could bring you 5 gol per season if you set the right Person at the right Place. If you Will not be able to score from corner kick 60% of the cases you Will be able to create a chance to score soon After the corner kick. In the worst case scenario, this corner tactic Will not bring you any gol but opponent counter Attack Is limited (never had using It)
  • Shaunessy1983's avatar
    Hi, Do you have any stats for this corner tactic? Why is it better than the default? I have tried every corner tactic and cannot create a successful set piece. I will try yours and feedback.
  • Umberto's avatar
    You are right but by placing more players inside penalty area you might be exposed to counter attack. The way this corner kick schema works is that you will have the ball possession even if the opposite defense will temporary take the ball. Those players on far post and inside the penalty area will quickly try to gain the ball and they will create another chance to score. I have left Man Utd in season 2027-2028 to join Juventus. I brought Gvardiol with me. First 2 friendly mathces, against Almeria and Genoa: 1 gol scored by Gvardiol heading a corner kick. 2 more after opposite defenders trhown away the ball. I will suggest you to try and let me know
  • Doker's avatar
    I think you have too many players in defense... In my personal experience, it's better to leave 2 fixed behind, 5 in the penalty area plus one who enters from outside, and the last 1 outside the area to shoot.
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