Rondos in the Wild – Barcelona Vs Getafe

December 22, 2013

Have a look at this clip of Barcelona playing out from the back against Getafe this afternoon.

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Unfortunately the initial attack does not finish with a goal but it’s incredibly intelligent passage of play, extremely instinctive and almost basketball-like in the speed that the ball changes hands. Despite playing short from the goalkeeper and facing a wall of blue opponents, the play is not rushed and it ‘feels’ secure.

The speed on the ball for each pass is perfect, the rhythm a natural result of the rondo-style practices used throughout Spanish football.

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‘Only a master, an outstanding player, can play simply’ – Horst Wein

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