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Jamie's 4-2-3-1 Attacking Catenaccio with Set Pieces

There is no style of Football so notorious as Catenaccio. This FM 2019 tactic took my Dulwich side from National South to Championship, all streamed live on twitch.

By on Dec 07, 2018   18534 views   9 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Tactics - Jamie's 4-2-3-1 Attacking Catenaccio with Set Pieces

What is Catenaccio?

Catenaccio or The Chain is a tactical system in football with a strong emphasis on defence. In Italian, catenaccio means "door-bolt", which implies a highly organised and effective back-line defence focused on nullifying opponents' attacks and preventing goal-scoring opportunities.

The tactic

Influenced for my love of Italian style tactics this tactic has been incredible for me for Dulwich, starting in the National South and working my way to the Championship currently which is live streamed on This style of tactic I wouldn't use until I usually get to the Premier League but I decided to start using it from day one and bring a Italian emphasis to the club.

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Discussion: Jamie's 4-2-3-1 Attacking Catenaccio with Set Pieces

9 comments have been posted so far.

  • robo36's avatar
    Just started using this tactic Swansea now in the prem normally win 1-0 2-1 have the odd big win but also the odd thrashing 5-0 to spurs still building a team up at present and sitting in 7th
  • wixta79's avatar
    great tactic, used it with England at euros 24, Kane got 9 goals
    won it easily, scored at least 3 in every knock out game
  • OohAhCantona's avatar
    Wasn't sold after testing this for half a game, went down 0-1 and switched back to a preferred formation. I decided to try it again, using Dortmund, with Reus as the CAM and this tactic is... great! Even with my backup players it has been shutting down opponents and scoring quite a few goal.

    Only problem I seem to be having is that my ST / CF rarely scores, but it's balanced out by having a bunch of other players score regularly. The treasure here seems to be the set pieces, I get a bunch of goals off set pieces and corners from my CBs.
  • Pepé Le Pew's avatar
    Great tactic, took a team from Liga I (Romania), media prediction 11th and lost the title in the last game of the season...I dominated even the bigger teams from the league and had some unfortunate defeats where the opponents would score once from 1 shot and I would miss 5+ shots.
  • trufin.sabrin's avatar
    This tactic is insane. It is the best tactic ever. It is the first tactic that really presses. And forces opponents to make mistakes. I have extraordinary results with Lyon, beat tottenham 9-0, Real 1-3 away. Crazy...
  • A7medhassan's avatar
    Thank u this is the best tactic ever
    I've already tried it thank u so much
  • OohAhCantona's avatar
    Thanks, assuming this is defensive despite the attacking mentality, I'm been looking for a stingy 4-2-3-1 formation to swap to when I need to shut things down (or lock the bolt in this case).
  • totalmugg's avatar
    He streams every game he used it with on twitch pop there and he show u just got to prem with it
  • OohAhCantona's avatar
    Can we see some results?
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