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Switzerland-Estonia, reasons behind the defeat

Angelo PalmeriComment

THE FIRST GOAL IS FROM CORNER

Estonia defends with 6 players set on zonal marking plus 3 on man-marking

The Swiss scheme on corner is quite simple and aims at catching a zonal defence unprepared on set-pieces.
For Fabian Schär it is very easy to score since the Estonian defence line is very static.
There are no vertical movements done in order to rise the line and shorten the distance from the attacking players. They have the time and space to run in undisturbed. 

 

SECOND GOAL FAVOURED BY ESTONIAN MIDFIELD LINE

In the second situation that brings Xhaka to score, it is the Estonian midfield line to be wrongly set up on the pitch.
The right flanker should cut diagonally on Xhaka rather than marking the man with in the box (red circle).
The defence is once and again static and when you play at certain levels, you cannot leave space for a shot from distance.  

 

THE THIRD GOAL

The ball this time comes from the right side. The Estonian defender (Mets) is in the wrong position on the striker (Seferovic) marking. Mets leaves Seferovic alone in the box in the attempt to anticipate Shaqiri, however in an untidy way. The Inter fantasista is too keen in playing in short spaces and finds the pass easily for Seferovic free to shoot at Pareiko.

By Giovanni Costantino
giocostantino84@gmail.com