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Armchair Analyst: For love of the Long Build, Part 3

09 October 2:48 pm

Armchair Analyst: For love of the Long Build, Part 3

By Matthew Doyle

Here's the third and final part of our series on the long build-up, looking at how teams use long sequences of passes to break down an opponent's defense.

In this video, we examine the gaps that are created by horizontal and lateral ball movement, respectively, and why ball-playing central defenders are at such a premium these days.