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Invincible Goal Galore: 3-4-1-2

A tactic that guarantees you to be the top goalscorers in any competition. Works with good players in defence. Otherwise you'll end up conceding a lot of goals.

By on Dec 31, 2020   41247 views   3 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - Invincible Goal Galore: 3-4-1-2
I created this tactic because I was sick of my striker not being the top goalscorer in any of my saves. So I had the idea of making a formation where I had two strikers that formed a deadly striker partnership.
I used this formation in my Barcelona save for two seasons. First sesaon I had Ansu Fati and Griezmann up front, with Messi behind them as an Advanced Playmaker. That season Ansu scored 60+ goals, won the Balon D'Or and became arguably the best striker in the world. I finished that season unbeaten in the league, won the cup but unluckily lost to Man United in the CL Semi-Final 5-4 on aggregate. This team has not failed to score in a single game in over two years running.

After that season, Messi retired and Antione was 32 years old, so I sold him and brought in Fabio SIlva. The season that followed was truly sensational. Fabio Silva broke all sorts of records, his striker partner Fati having a great season with him.

I played the first half of the season with an attacking Libero and found that the team conceded a lot of goals but scored a lot more so I wasn't concerned. However my board wasn't pleased with the amount of conceded goals so I had to tame the Libero and play him with a support duty. This really helped the team keep a lot more clean sheets.

This tactic produced some fantastic results, including a 6-0 victory against Atletico Madrid in the league, a couple of 8-0 victories in the league, a remarkable 10-2 victory against Valladolid in the Spanish Cup with Joao Pedro scoring 6 goals in that game and a spectacular 6-0 humbling of Liverpool at the Nou Camp in the Champions League. The team scored a record-breaking 163 goals in the league.

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This tactic is really fun to watch because it has a very fluid shape in a tiki-take style that leads to some beautiful one-touch passing goals. I'd suggest using this tactic when you have 3 solid center backs because it's vital they stop teams from scoring on the counter.


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Discussion: Invincible Goal Galore: 3-4-1-2

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Count Dom's avatar
    Its a GREAT tactic if you are using a top flight team. Anything less than a Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and you'll lose a lot of games with scores like 6-4 7-2 and so on.

    Case in point, I ran this offense using Dortmund, not exactly an underdog team, and they finished 4th, 6th and 10th during the 1st season and then dropped out of the top 10 by my 2nd season. Yes, Haaland scored a ton of goals in the process BUT the team can't stop anybody. Afterthought players from decent teams were having games of their lives against you. Eric freaking Lamela scored 5 goals in a friendly against Dortmund in a game where Haaland scored 2 and lost by 4.
  • anti-duck's avatar
    This tactic just isn't a 'goal galore' tactic is it? The set pieces are set up rubbish, most of the time your player will end up just throwing the ball to the opposition during a throw-in. Corners - instead of your corner taker kicking the ball into the opposition box... he'll kick the ball to your other player waiting near the corner... to kick the ball into the box, it's absolutely pointless. The tactic will leave you ridiculously vulnerable to counter attacks; even with Zebre/Juventus' defence.
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  • RTV's avatar
    What was your First 11 for the first season?
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