Wei Shihao scored twice and Evergrande defeated Shenhua to get a good start to the new season. In the face of aggressive "Super Bowl opponents", Evergrande’s on-the-spot response was very timely. They contained Shenhua’s double center forwards with a five-back line of defense and adopted two different methods to organize counterattacks, Wei Shihao, Paulinho and Jiang Guangtai. Excellent personal ability propped up the three lines, and the new center axis of the defending champion emerged.
During Cannavaro's coaching period, Guangzhou Evergrande tried various formations such as 433, 4231, 442 and 352, showing good tactical control ability.
Considering that Shenhua has the "two towers" (or even the "three towers") and strong offensive ability from the wing, Cannavaro chose to avoid his edge and line up a defense line that actually has four central defenders to strengthen the defense.
The opening position of Evergrande was 4141. As the defensive pressure on the backcourt increased, Yang Liyu gradually contracted backwards, and Evergrande took a position of three center defenders/five defenders in defense.
Compared with the FA Cup final half a year ago, Shenhua's side configuration has changed a lot. Shalawei on the left has lost ground. Evergrande chose to concentrate its forces to suppress the opponent from this side and achieved good results.
After the opening, Shanghai Shenhua was very active, continuously relying on side passes to hit the penalty area of Evergrande, forming a siege.
Evergrande did not give the opponent too many opportunities in low defense. Jiang Guangtai was very stable in handling high-altitude shots. This short central defender with a height of only 1.80 meters is expected to become the backbone of Evergrande's future defense.
Jin Xinyu's status in this campaign was average, and Shenhua's center line was greatly reduced. Shalawi was unable to form a kill in offense, and his defensive rate was not guaranteed. Shenhua's left side was out of touch.
Evergrande can easily pass through the midfield after completing the header and clear the siege to burn the war to Shenhua's penalty area.
There are two ways for Evergrande to pass through the midfield: one is to use the width of the guard line to organize the pass, rely on the active running of the three midfielders to increase the ball point, and advance layer by layer from the right to complete the penetration.
Wei Shihao was active on the left, and Evergrande’s striker on the right was filled by Zhang Xiuwei and Yang Liyu. Zhang Xiuwei's running, catching and dribbling are excellent in this campaign. The only drawback is that he handles the ball conservatively after coming to the front court, passes more safety balls, and has fewer creative adventure attempts. These are all things that need to be improved in the future. The place.
Second, Liu Dianzuo and Jiang Guangtai directly contacted the forward with a long pass. Exxon competed for the first place. Other players actively competed for the second place to attack. Paulinho’s physical advantage played an important role in this stage. effect.
In the process of Wei Shihao scoring the second goal, Jiang Guangtai's precise long pass found Exon, who flew the header to create a "connection" between Yang Liyu and Wei Shihao.
In the period when Shanghai Shenhua continued to put pressure on, the quality of Evergrande’s backcourt shots decreased significantly, and goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo mostly used long passes to resolve the crisis.
Paulinho played a key role in this stage. His defensive marking of Moreno limited Shenhua’s counter-offensive, and served as a pivot for the defensive to offensive. After finishing the course of the ball, he attacked the defense line forward. .
After Zheng Zhi and Talisca played one after another, Evergrande regained control of the midfield, and Paulinho had more opportunities to attack.
In the past games, Taliska was able to produce a good chemical reaction with Gao Lin, and had less tacit cooperation with Yang Liyu, Wei Shihao and others. This was due to his excessive reliance on the ball and his personal offense as his priority. relationship.
Taliska lacks the blasting ability of a flanking attacker, and he would hardly choose to cross from the bottom. Inward cutting is his main attack method.
Unlike Konka and Yan Dinghao, who will give priority to passing the ball, Talisca's excessive possession of the ball in the front waist area will not only easily cause the loss of the ball, but also block the passage of Paulinho's forward attack. Late last season, after returning, Talisca deliberately reduced the ball and increased the off-ball impact. In this campaign, he sent forward passes in time after retracement many times. "Guangzhou Tower" is slowly developing its own. Ball way.
Since the beginning of its rise, Guangzhou Evergrande has attached great importance to the role of local players. In recent years, it has clearly put forward the concept of building an all-Chinese team.
Veterans such as Zeng Cheng, Feng Xiaoting and Gao Lin faded out. Wei Shihao and Yang Liyu took over the torch of their predecessors. Evergrande has initially completed the transition from the old to the new and entered a new era of localization. The schedule after the resumption of work is intensive and tight. On the one hand, Cannavaro has to lead Evergrande to achieve good results, on the other hand, he has to complete the lineup debugging and running-in. The work will not be easy.
Considering that the opponents in the Dalian Division are generally strong, Evergrande may also frequently stage a good show of defending against the enemy in the next games.