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La Táctica de Gallardo

The tactics of Marcelo Gallardo at River Plate for Football Manager 2015.

By on Nov 03, 2014   27859 views   2 comments
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FM 2015 Tactics - La Táctica de Gallardo
Marcelo Gallardo's Tactic at River Plate

Tactic: 4-1-2-1-2
Mentality: Offensive
Tactical Picture: Structured


Possession: More direct passes - Passes through (holes) - Face the defense
Penetration: High pressing
Defensive: Press much more
General: Be more disciplined


Corners (Attack): Two men stay back, and a third one is added if it's needed.
In the game I put the full-backs and a centre-back if needed). Although Mercado can head a ball well, he can rotate with Sanchez, that at times is good when he is outside the area.

Corner (Defense): Only one player in attack, while all others are defending. Full-backs cover the posts. Up top I left Mora because he is quick, agile and a can win a header. However, I would highly recommend an attacking midfielder, but not Pisculichi, because he is slow and has a hard time winning headers.

Attacking Set-Pieces:
Left Side: Mora
Right Side: Pisculichi

Corner-Kick Takers:
Left Side: Pisculuchi
Right Side: Mora

Throw-in Takers:
Left: Vangioni.
Right: Mercado.

River's Player Roles

-----Advanced Forward (Attack)----Deep Lying Forward (Support)
----------Attacking Midfielder (Attack)------------
WM(Support) ------------------ Winger (Attack)
CWB(Attack) LD(Defend) LD(Defend) CWB(Attack)

Strongest XI:

------- AF(A) T.Gutierrez--------- DLF (S) Mora----------------
------------------- AM(A) Pisculichi--------------------------
WM(S) I Rojas ----------------------------------- W(A) D. Sanchez
---------------------Regista(S) Kranevitter------------------------
CWB(A) I Vangioni - LD(D) I Funes Mori - LD(D) D. Maidana - CWB(A) Mercado
GK Barovero

Tactical Changes:

You can use Rojas (WM) as a Regista when the middle of the pitch isn't flowing right.
Same goes for Sanchez (W), that can be used in the AM (attacking midfield role).
Funes Mori (LD) may be used as a BPD, when the other center-back needs extra help recovering the ball or when he is exhausted.

Individual Instructions:

Full-backs and Wingers: Smooth Entries
Goalkeeper: Distribute to assigned man.


Champion in Copa Argentina: (4 matches won)
Champion in Supercopa Argentina: (1 match won)
Primera Division (Argentinian 1st Division): Undefeated Champion
19 matches played 13 won 6 draws = 45 points
Goals Scored: 45
Goals Against: 15

Training should be used in the highest form, but 10 days before the 1st official match, change it to tactics. After the 1st official match, change training to normal towards attacking movement. Only 1 day of rest after a match.

Thanks to Pauker for translating this page to English.

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Discussion: La Táctica de Gallardo

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • mgriffin2012's avatar
    Conceded 12 goals in 7 games so far this season with River, without making any changes to the team, any suggestions?
  • Fix3d's avatar
    Buena táctica! Saludos desde Misiones!
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