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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   31606 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
    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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