Guangzhou Evergrande took the initiative to resort to defensive counterattack tactics last night, and finally captured Beijing Guoan 3-1 in the second round of the Super League semi-finals. Coach Cannavaro’s tactics were very good.
Kashuai made meticulous research and preparation for this battle. In the first round, the Evergrande team attacked. There were 24 shots in the field, but only 4 times within the range of the goal frame. The offensive efficiency was too low. Not only that, the Evergrande team's defense line was also hit by a powerful counterattack from the Guoan team and almost fell. In the second round, the tactics of the two teams were almost the opposite of the first round. The Evergrande team took the initiative to give up possession of the ball and chose to defend the ball. Instead, the ball was handed over to the Guoan team to allow the opponent to attack. The Guoan team had a ball possession rate of 58% and shot 21 times. However, the Guoan team committed the same problem as the Evergrande team in the previous game. The offense was only thundering but not raining. There were only 4 shots within the goal frame, and 7 shots in the first half were none of them. The Evergrande team shot 10 times out of 14 shots, which is far more efficient than the Guoan team.
In order to successfully implement the defensive counterattack tactics, Cannavaro changed the starting lineup and sent Wei Shihao to start. Prior to this, Wei Shihao played no more than 60 minutes in the second stage, and his last start dates back to the fifth round of the league on August 14. Both Wei Shihao and Fernando were unable to play the full game in physical fitness, but Cannavaro made full use of the speed and breakthrough advantages of the two on the wing, and implemented the defensive counterattack tactics well. The two also implemented Cashuai's tactics well within a limited time.
This victory can provide a reference for the next finals. In the finals of most major tournaments, defense is the team's priority. In fact, in the other half of the match between Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai SIPG yesterday, Suning's tactics were exactly the same as that of Evergrande. The Suning team, which played less than one player, had less than 40% of the ball in the 30 minutes of overtime. The offensive dominance and the number of passes were less than half of the opponents. As a result, the Suning team won more with less, and the key is efficiency-3 2 shots on goal and 1 goal.
In the finals, the appreciation is not the first, the result is the most important.
Yang Cheng Evening News Reporter Lin benjian (from Suzhou)