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France 4-2 Croatia: Mbappe and Pogba shine after half-time in a scrappy game – Football Article

July 16, 2018 France 4-2 Croatia analysis is here. Related articles on Zonal Marking: France 4-2 Argentina: Matuidi provides the balance, Mbappe provides the brilliance Jul 2018 France 5-2 Iceland: Griezmann & Giroud together helps wins the game before half-time Jul 2016 Croatia 2-1 England (AET): England fail to address weaknesses out wide Jul 2018 France 1-0 Belgium: France defend deep, compact, and invite passes out to Chadli Jul 2018 Croatia 3-0 Argentina: Sampaoli’s change of shape leaves Argentina exposed…

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Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid: Barca rampant down the left, ending Lopetegui’s brief reign – Football Article

Barcelona dominated throughout the first half and during the final 20 minutes, although Real’s half-time change of system nearly rescued the game. Ernesto Valverde was without Leo Messi, and left Ousmane Dembele on the bench. Julien Lopetegui’s main problem was the absence of Dani Carvajal, which meant Nacho continued at right-back. Barca dominate down the left Before the match, the attention was on Barcelona’s lack of Messi – but it was Real being without Carvajal which proved more crucial here,…

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