Football Zone - Coming to the Europa League Final 2010/11: Sporting Braga Road To Final Europa League 2010/11. Unlike Andres Villas-Boas who do not have a "diploma players", Domingos Paciencia is a former striker. Ironically, he had strengthened Porto between the years 1987-1997 and 1999-2001. 42-year-old man was once a top score of the Portuguese League 1995/96.
With this background, Paciencia should like Villas-Boas, prioritize attacking football. However, the material in Braga players made him turn the prow. Os Arsenalistas not have a capable attacker so that offensive tactics could mean suicide.
Paciencia prefer midfield strengthened his team by using 4-2-3-1 formation. Braga's coach who will leave after this Europa League final form Arsenalistas a squad that focuses on counter-attack tactics.
4-2-3-1 scheme maximized to support that tactic. The speed of wing players such as Alan Lima dos Santos and da Costa became the mainstay Paciencia when Braga is in the process of changing the direction of the game from their own region.
Consequences of a team that focuses on counter-attack and defense to be strong as they used to wait and suck the opponent's attack. Can be seen in the last six games Europa League, goalkeeper Arsenalistas conceded just three goals. They are also only three wins with only one of them who have more than one goal difference.
The following data Sporting Braga trip to the Europa League Final 2010/11 (Road to Final):
1. Champions League Third Qualifying:
July 28, 2010: Braga 3-0 Celtic
04 Agustin 2010: Celtic 2-1 Braga
2. Play-off Champions League:
18 Agustin 2010: Braga 1-0 Sevilla
24 Agustin 2010: Sevilla 3-4 Braga
3. Group Phase
15 Sept 2010: Arsenal 6-0 Braga
28 Sept 2010: Braga 0-3 Shakhtar
October 19, 2010: Braga 2-0 Partizan
November 3, 2010: Partizan 0-1 Braga
November 23, 2010: Braga 2-0 Arsenal
December 8, 2010: Shakhtar 0-2 Braga
4. Large Round 32
February 17, 2010: Lech Poznan 1-0 Braga
February 24, 2011: Braga 2-0 Lech Poznan
5. Round of 16
March 10, 2011: Braga 1-0 Liverpool
March 17, 2011: Liverpool 0-0 Braga
6. Quarter Final Round
April 7, 2011: Dynamo Lyiv Braga 1-1
April 14, 2011: Braga 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv
7. Semifinal Round
April 28, 2011: Benfica 1-2 Braga
May 5, 2011: Braga 1-0 Benfica