Catenaccio is a football tactic, known worldwide for defensivismo and pragmatism. Therefore, many experts argue that the Catenaccio is not really a tactical system, but an ultra strategy game defensivista characterized by excessive retreat of defenses and even the attackers into his own area. And this strategy back to two fundamental prerogatives: defensive solidity and speed on the break.
In Italian, "Catenaccio" literally means "Door Locked".
By Pedro Andrade