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Zidane's Real Madrid 4-4-2 Diamond // FM20 Tactic

Inspired by Zinedine Zidane's 4-4-2 Diamond I have created this formation. Loads of crosses, no more bad winger performances; I've played with 4-4-2 in FM17, FM18, FM19 and FM20.

By on Aug 06, 2020   15140 views   2 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - Zidane's Real Madrid 4-4-2 Diamond // FM20 Tactic
This is my First Tactic in FMSCOUT.

“He played like a ‘general’ in midfield. He has technique, tricks, passing and also has an ability to score some of the best goals.” — Marco van Basten

The words by Van Basten Defines How Zidane used to play when he was a player and even after retiring he has shown excellent football management with Real Madrid he won 11 trophies including 3 consecutive Champions League and he is well known for man management, benching some of the top class players like Bale,James. Bale frequent injuries forced Zidane to play 4-4-2 Diamond with Isco playing the No.10 Role.

Here's my formation.

The tactic is inspired and might not be a exact replica of Real Madrid's playing style I have made some changes to get the best out of this tactic.



GK-D You can change according to your GK

BPD-D as Sergio and Varane are comfortable with the ball and are key to rotate the ball

CWB-A Marcelo and Carvajal both are key and are the main source and wing backs are key to this formation too

DM I opt DLP-D as anchor man is good in defense but DLP can rotate the ball and switch the flanks

DLP-S this role is perfect for Toni Kroos and he sprays passes and builds-up the play

Mezzala-S before I used RPM but he wasn't performing well in the formation as RPM are difficult to find and to aid right wing back I choose MEZZALA and it worked wonderfully for me

AP-A this is Isco's Role the no10 he moves into channels, drops deep, roams the pitch.

In the beginning I had CF-A and DLF-S but my players are not playing well because the are not perfect in the role so I have changed them both to AF-A and I tried CF-A and CF-S but it didn't work well and at last AF-A with CF-S has worked brilliantly for me

You can change forward roles with the one which suits perfectly to your strikers but I recommend AF-A along side CF-S or CF-A along side DLF-S

I hate wingers bad performances so I decided to create this formation

Team Instructions

In Attacking



In Transition



In Defense



I'm not serious FM manager I play for fun and I hate injuries so I use editor to clear my injuries.

Hope you try my tactic and give some suggestions to improve this more

This is very attacking formation I hadn't tried this is weak teams you can try and comment you results I had excellent result with this approach.

Comment or PM me for any doubts.

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Discussion: Zidane's Real Madrid 4-4-2 Diamond // FM20 Tactic

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • sushil._.pawar's avatar
    sushil._.pawar Page Author3 weeks ago
    Use Kane as AF and Son As CF and Give them some game time tactic should be trained well and have Good Wing backs! Thanks For using My Formation.
  • kenndifix's avatar
    I have tried it now and for my team is is very inefficient.
    I create so many chances (Some games up to 25 chances) and scoring very few goals... 6 games played in the Premier League with Spurs and only 8 goals. Two of these goals are made by my strikers which include Kane and Son. My games have not been against any of the top five teams yet.
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