Sevilla's Space Creating Corner Kick
As you are all aware, here at Globall Coach HQ, we love a good set piece. So when we see one, we like to animate it using our software and show it to you to demonstrate the thought process behind the routine, how it might have been coached to the players and how Globall Coach can help communicate your set piece ideas using the animations feature.
In Thursday night’s Europa League action, Sevilla defeated Standard Liege 5-1, a notable scoreline. But more notable to us was one of their corner kick routines used during the first half.
It is a routine similar to one we saw Paris Saint-Germain use, and we spoke about this on our Tactico Tuesday video earlier this week (catch up here).
Here is the animation and video of the aforementioned routine.
As we break it down, first of all there are two players over the ball, meaning the opposition need to counteract by bringing two defenders across, thus taking them away from the penalty area and leaving it less crowded (more on this shortly).
Sevilla had a very aggressive approach with six attackers in and around the penalty area, and one other a few yards outside the box.
Those six players all made the move forward towards the near post area, taking defenders with them and creating space at the far post area.
The player outside the penalty area, seemingly harmless enough as his starting position is well outside the danger area of the penalty box, makes the run from deep into that space for a strike at goal.
Sadly, on this occasion, it didn’t result in a goal as the shot was saved by the goalkeeper, but it shows great innovation and imagination.
Coaches are being more and more imaginative in terms of their set plays (rather than just lump it in the box and hope for the best), and Globall Coach is a great tool to be able to turn those ideas into a moving animation to clearly communicate that idea to players in order to execute on matchday.
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