Review of the World Cup final: both ends can be grasped, Scaroni achieved Messi by operation.
Bamboo-like goals between plum blossoms created ups and downs in the content of the game, and dedicated players worked together to interpret classic scripts that could not be copied. Argentina dominated the offensive and defensive ends in the first 75 minutes, but experienced a roller coaster ride to the top in the next 45 minutes.
The deployment of the main left wing was a great success, and the performance of the two veterans was fantastic. Argentina destroyed the defensive line of the defending champion with an efficient attack and paid the price of losing its lead after physical overdraft. In order to save the faltering defence, Scaroni risked sending a number of attacking players in extra time to contain the French counterattack and made it to the performance time of “St. Martin”.
[defending champion plays the bright card, Scaroni has courage]
Pamecano and Rabio are back from illness, and France’s strongest line of fire is back. From the 10th minute of the first game against Australia (Theo Hern á ndez was ordered in the face of danger), the 4231 switching system of Gaul Roosters has been formed. Didier Deschamps learned the lessons of Euro 2020 and did not waste his energy on trial and error. The structure based on the defence of “three and a half” defenders has been honed in six games and is the best solution for the squad at this stage.
From the crushing against Denmark and Poland to the “curling” against England and Morocco, France has changed two faces with the same system. The change in Argentina mainly comes from the switch with the formation: the 433 formation with Lionel Messi as the “pseudo-Nine”, the 352C532 formation with the restriction of the opponent as the starting point, and the 442 formation with four midfielders taking both attack and defense. Scaroni has played a turnaround Rubik’s cube in the past five games, making a full tactical reserve for the upcoming showdown.
Scaloni chose DiMaria and Alvarez to partner Lionel Messi with Lionel Messi, not only to attack the two gates in France, but also to ensure running and deep suppression.
Perhaps it is that the offensive organization model of the Netherlands is different from that of France, or that it is not satisfied with Paredes’s performance in the semi-finals. Scaroni neither shows weakness in the form of three centre-backs / five defenders, nor does he use a four-midfield structure that focuses on confrontation and balance, but arranges DiMaria to start, sending a tactical signal for the start.
[the offensive deployment is virtual and solid, and the main left flank gets twice the result with half the effort]
Since Didier Deschamps took charge, giving up the ball to a strong team has been the usual way for France to play in the World Cup. From beating Switzerland in 2014, winning Argentina, Belgium and Croatia in 2018, and beating England and Morocco not long ago, France has less than 45 per cent possession in these games. In the face of the blue-and-white frontline that has scored seven goals after entering the knockout stage, France still adopts a steady counterattack, and Argentina can patiently launch an offensive to find space in the opponent’s defence.
In the opening stage, France hopes to move the center of defense forward, and Argentina responds with a targeted assault.
Grezman and Special Olympics were besieged, the French offensive engine stalled, the connection between the midfield and the front was broken, and the front was forced to shrink back and be passively beaten.
After the forced restructuring of the defence, France’s defensive quality has declined compared with four years ago, with only one clean sheet in the past six games, with a “weak ring” on the left side of the backcourt and a mediocre defensive effect on the right-wing Osman-Dembele. In order to avoid being passively beaten for a long time, Deschamps asked his disciples to take the initiative to attack. Just like against Morocco, France wants to rely on tough defense to block the opponent’s attack and complete the offensive and defensive transition from the midfield. However, due to many mistakes made by Teo Hern á ndez and Conde, Grizman was closely guarded by his opponents, and the French offensive organization was not smooth and had to shrink the front back.
DePaul and others have a strong ability to cover the middle and flank, promoting the overall operation, which is the basis on which Scaroni dares to try tactical experiments.
Due to the lack of enough speed players in the frontcourt, Lautaro, who can serve as the fulcrum, sits on the bench. Argentina is not suitable to focus on the extreme play of the two restricted areas, but should gather forces in the arc area in the middle circle. leave the area behind the line of defense to the mobile centre-back, while freeing up some frontcourt space for Alvarez.
At a time when people were worried about France’s left defence, Scaroni waved the flag and Argentina chose to start from Dembele-Conde’s side and caught the defending champion by surprise.
Argentina invested a lot of troops in advance of physical reserves, DiMaria and Messi relied on rhythm changes under their feet to create space, France did not have players to compete with them, and Scaroni’s adventures were highly rewarded.
In choosing the direction of attack, Scaloni learned a lesson from the defeat of Poland and Morocco and did not choose to focus on the defense zone of Teo Hern á ndez, but put the main attacker DiMaria on the left wing to avoid being headed because of the failure of the attack. reduce Mbappe’s chances of catching the ball on the strong side. Using the excellent rhythm change ability, DiMaria has the advantage in the face of Osman-Dembele and Comte, France can only rely on the horizontal movement of the back to block the rib space, exposing the dangerous zone at the top of the restricted area to Messi.
Scaroni dares to use young players to assist Messi, and Messi’s passing ability can be brought into full play when his teammates can create space with the effort of running one more step.
While attacking the left, Argentina did not give up the pressure on the Special Olympics-Hern á ndez zone. In the last World Cup match of his career, Messi burst out a great deal of energy, with the ball in a masterstroke, running without the ball and not losing ground in the confrontation. Whether it is in the ribs after the interception and steals, or directly grab the ball when the tough and ferocious, Messi’s performance is not inferior to the opposite just transformed into “No. 6” Grizman.
In the last dance, Lionel Messi tried his best and was so active in the non-ball stage that France was unable to create a shooting opportunity for as long as an hour.
Rear-drive engine Teo-Hern á ndez stalled, midfield commander Grizman lost attack and defense, the French attack can only rely on Rabio’s dribbling propulsion to form a line with Mbappe. De Paolo and C-Romero’s coverage and confrontation ability is online, France’s left attack is not smooth, too many front-court mistakes lead to frequent return of the header on this side, Messi relies on excellent human-ball combination ability to deal with Joan Ameni and Jupamecano to ensure the smoothness of the counterattack.
[the French general attack came late, and Lautaro’s merits and demerits offset]
In order to prevent the game from slipping out of control, Deschamps made a substitution adjustment in the 40th minute. Giroux and Osman Dembele were replaced by Marcus Thuram and Kolo Muani, and Mbappe came to the top of the formation. Deschamps’ change is to improve the overall running ability, ensure the rigor of the flank defense, strengthen the in-depth development ability in the middle, and force the opponent to make mistakes with the impact of the first gear.
After the appearance of two fresh forces, the number of French flank guards is guaranteed, and Joan Ameni and Rabio can concentrate on dealing with the impact of Lionel Messi and Alvarez in the middle. However, because the ball skills of the two substitute players are not delicate enough, it is difficult for France to break through Argentina’s 4-4-2 defensive structure and can only rely on continuous impact to consume its opponents, drag the game into seesaw mode and use the athletic ability of young players to capture gaps.
Deschamps was forced to complete the adjustment, abandoning the plan to organize a three-dimensional offensive based on high points and replacing it with a forward relay to launch an extreme charge. Mbappe has been given the space to play freely and his personal ability has been fully demonstrated.
In the regular time, Scaroni completed only one adjustment, Acuna’s replacement of Di Maria is a replacement, de Paolo and Alvarez failed to get effective supplies, Argentina has been unable to keep up with the pace of its opponents after entering the physical bottleneck period. Kolo-Muani made a point after stealing Otamendi, and Mbappe then scored a volley, which was the result of the opening of the right door after Argentina was passively beaten.
In the final stages of the Netherlands and Croatia, the Argentine defence felt the pressure from the giant center, while the defending champion brought another dimension of impact. Relying on both possession and dribbling ability of the backcourt players to stabilize the situation, the French attack can rely on individual possession of the ball to break the game, can directly use the long pass to simplify advance, give full play to Mbappe’s speed to quickly open up strategic depth.
After entering the overtime, France relies on its physical advantage to launch a high position, while the Argentine defence is at stake and needs to find a way to relieve the pressure. Between changing defenders to strengthen defense and sending strikers to resume attack, Scaroni chose the latter.
With an attack around Lautaro, Argentina can push the formation to the front and ease the pressure on the defence. Lautaro relied on good confrontation ability to create space, and Messi gritted his teeth and burst out the final energy.
The line of defense is crumbling, and Scaroni once again showed extraordinary courage. Did not change into Lisandro-Martinez or Peizerat early five defenders, but rely on Paredes and Lautaro to strengthen the attack, through the transfer of pressure to reduce the load of the defense. After the substitute appeared in the face of the declining defender, Lautaro recovered the long-lost fulcrum effect, and Messi got the ideal space to play behind the center and scored again.
With the absence of six stars and France fighting to the last minute in the face of structural flaws in the squad, Mbappe relied on his personal ability to cover Deschamps’ operation.
After struggling against England and Morocco, Deschamps was anxious about the resilience of the French defence, which led to the idea of using Marcus Thuram and Kolo Muani to start before the final. Maybe it was because he didn’t want to destroy the mature starting line-up, or because of a lack of confidence in the two last-minute recruits, Deschamps didn’t follow his heart’s voice, and the defending champion spent the first 60 minutes of disaster. Mbappe’s super personal ability finally changed the course of the game.
Play formation magic, dare to limit operation, Scaroni than Menotti, more than Larr.
From the rout in the fourth finals of the 2010 World Cup to the regret and unwillingness in the 2014 World Cup finals, to the sadness and sadness in the tragic exit after the goal war of the 2018 World Cup, the transformation was completed in the process of winning the Copa America, and the unyielding Argentines completed the trial and error in the process of 36 unbeaten games. Messi ended his own era and played a role in passing on and leading the start of another era. With Lisandro Martinez, C-Romero, McAllister, Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez, the Pampas Eagles will remain competitive in the future.
(cat’s eyes watch the ball)