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Has Tiki-taka been found out?

After Barcelona's 7-0 aggregate defeat last year, and Madrid's trouncing of Guardiola's Bayern tonight - is tiki-taka being found out? Teams with possession-based styles seem to be struggling to break down stubborn defences, and now teams are counter-attacking with pace against these teams when they're pushed up trying to break down these defences. We are seeing more and more high profile games where teams are winning comfortably with 30% possession. Barca in 2008-2012 were the best team I've ever seen but that team was special with so much tecnical ability - with Xavi and Iniesta's vision and Messi's supreme talent able to break down any defence, no matter how many buses were parked in front of it. But teams just seem wiser to it now. It will be interesting to see how Spain do in the World Cup. Thoughts on whether tiki-taka is still the best style in modern football? Or is football changing again?

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Fantastic performance from Real Madrid yesterday, them and Chelsea have shown it's not all about possession

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Dent_Ford · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Doozers20 Not necessarily, learning there's a "weakness" you can exploit is not exactly what I thought he meant by being "found out" which I took to mean that it's now useless as an offensive scheme-which I don't think is so. Every playing scheme has a weakness(es) that can be exploited to beat them-as in this case to pack the defense tight in your final third and let them pass it around all they want in the mid third while looking for an opportunity to nick a goal-but that doesn't mean it will always beat it...

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Dent_Ford is learning how beat it not the S.A., e as being found out?

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Dent_Ford · Man Utd fan

I don't think it's been "found out", but after the display Inter put on in that CL Semi in 2010 people learned how to beat it...

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

No it's still very effective, patience is the key when teams park the bus so to speak. It's exactly how Neville and Carragher analysed it yesterday in the Liverpool vs. Chelsea game. Patience, not taking pot shots and keeping it on the floor are key. Bayern were far better under Heynckes but Guardiola still needs time to establish his system. Were lucky that they were unchallenged in the Bundesliga too.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

No it's not, and Pep has made Bayern worse for it in my opinion.

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