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    The offensive game, focuses on reaching the rival’s box to create chances and score goals. It creates a pleasant viewing for the spectator and is a path that some managers consider the appropriate one. Others, having a more romantic perspective, see it as the correct way to practice this sport. Although historically there have been attacking formations in football much more offensive than those that we are going to explain below, they are tactics that have been in disuse, which used 4, 5 or 6 strikers. Our list focuses on the 10 attacking formations in football that are applied today.

    I copy/paste the first one. 4-3-3: Possibly the formation in football most related to the attacking type of game, it has ancestry from the Dutch football and particularly from Total Football. Following the success of Guardiola’s FC Barcelona, the 4-3-3 began to have a new golden age. In addition, managers such as Ten Hag at Ajax, and Klopp at Liverpool, are its proponents. The formation has a classic line of 4 defenders with 2 full backs that they usually use offensively simultaneously, taking advantage of the fact that one of the midfielders, the deep lying playmaker, is delayed to help in defence. This midfielder is usually the link between defence and midfield. The other 2 midfielders have mixed characteristics to support the 2 wingers who play open in attack. One of the variants that are usually included is to use inside forwards instead of wingers. That is, placing a left-footed player on the right and vice versa, so that he is well-placed for the shot. A particular case that took the 4-3-3 to the extreme in terms of attacking formations, was Zdenek Zeman. He was a manager who spent most of his career in Italy. He was always known to deploy teams that were very offensive that scored many goals but also conceded many.

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    This is what the article says about 4-1-2-1-2:

    This formation is less common than the rest of those mentioned in this list. However, we get a recent example of its successful use in Europe. More specifically, in Real Madrid a couple of years ago, when Zidane was lining a back four with 2 centre-backs who know how to build up the attack, like Varane and Sergio Ramos (the Spaniard is a specialist in the offensive facet). The full-backs, Carvajal and Marcelo, also with a marked offensive vocation.

    In front of the defence was Casemiro, who had a defensive midfielder function that made him the most important player in the scheme, since he was the one who covered the spaces left by the rest of his teammates. In midfield, Toni Kroos had a more static position next to Modric who was the one who supported the most in attack, and Isco behind the strikers (Cristiano Ronaldo, who had freedom of movement, and Benzema.)

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    Any formation that doesnt use TWO DMs is a sane, sensible formation.

    two DMs is freaking overkill and employed only by BUS drivers

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