DJP how does your formation and tactivs looks like in FM ?
3-2-1-3-1. I had a surplus of CB and there is a real shortage of quality fullbacks/wingbacks so I decided to go with a 3 man back line.
Default passing setting, fluid style, pressing, high line. This tactic is all about causing as many turnovers as possible in good spots. It requires a lot of stamina, particularly from the 2 defensive midfielders since they are so vital. Other than Lamela/Wilshere, my team is now all regens. I posted a bunch of them a little bit back in the thread if you are interested.
De Palma - Poacher (attack)
Rodriguez - Inside Forward (attack)
Pucci - Winger (support)
Lamela - Advanced Playmaker (attack)
Wilshere - Advanced Playmaker (attack)
Garcia - Deep Lying Playmaker (support)
Edenborough - Defensive Midfielder (support)
Rog - Central Defender (cover)
Pavel - Ball Playing Defender (cover)
Simo - Central Defender (cover)
I always use the shouts "Play out of Defense", "Work Ball Into Box", and "Hassle Opponents".. maximizes my possession and makes my team work for the ball when we don't have it. Pucci is the only one who crosses, Rodriguez cuts inside for through balls from Lamela/Wilshere, and De Palma tries to beat the offsides trap constantly and basically just sits in the back pocket of the last defender.
For Barcelona (my save w/ comahan where he is Real)
Alves should be further out than he is, that looks bad lol. This is kinda just a hybrid of a tactic that I used in FM 12 with Liverpool (and had a lot of success with) and the actual Barcelona tactic in real life. Short passing style with a lot of pressing and a decently high line to try to win the ball back and maximize possession. I don't give up a lot of goals with this (5 conceded in 20 league games so far, I believe)
Messi - Deep Lying Forward (attack)
Rodrigo - Inside Forward (attack)
Gotze - Advanced Playmaker (attack)
Xavi - Deep Lying Playmaker (support)
Iniesta - Advanced Playmaker (attack)
Busquets - Deep Lying Playmaker (defend)
Alba - Wing Back (support)
Mascherano - Central Defender (defend)
Pique - Ball Playing Defender (stopper)
Alves - Wing Back (support)
I rotate in Alderweireld as a Ball Playing Defender (cover) a lot, also Thiago plays a lot as well, either as Advanced Playmaker (support) or DLP (support) for whoever is more tired between Iniesta/Xavi lol. Basically, I have Messi playing the false 9 as I want the ball at his feet as much as possible. Good things happen.
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