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defensive (adjective)


  1. Roma coach Rudi Völler suspected Dynamo would field a defensive, counter-attacking [side]TEAM, but Szabo surprised, starting three forwards, Kleber, Verpakovskis and Brazilian Diogo Rincón. [1077148 / p4]
  2. Bruno Reis, Erez Mesika and Ishmael Addo were all left out while Emile Mbamba was named as the lone striker in a defensive [4-5-1 formation]TEAM. [1077230 / p3]
  3. Schaaf replaced Klose with midfield player Tim Borowski at half-time as Bremen switched to a more defensive [formation]TEAM , but the change made little difference as Lyon continued to attack with speed and verve. [1081512 / p8]
  4. Knowing that a win could have taken them into the next round, Aachen coach Dieter Hecking stuck to his attacking 4-3-3 lineup, whereas the visitors - who also would have progressed with a victory - took to the field in a slightly more defensive [4-4-2 formation]TEAM. [79763 / p3]

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TEAM [Team]

defensive side
defensive 4-5-1 formation
more defensive formation
more defensive 4-4-2 formation