Analyzing peru attacking strategy
First half review
Peru were able to lead the scoreline in the first half with 1-0, and they wasted the opportunity to extend their lead with at least another 2 goals due to their clinical finishing issues.
They tend to exploit the opponents Defending Block compactness issues in the first half, and they will circulate the ball around in order to;
1.Stretch the opponents vertically, and
2.Positioning their players, particularly Andre Carillo into the space in between the lines.
The sequence for the aforementioned situation is available in the following pictures;
𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰
In the second half, Colombia were able to fix their Defending Block compactness issues, and Peru were no longer able to exploit the space in between the line just like they did in the first half.
Since they were one goal behind, Colombia increased their intensity, and Peru were unable to play out from their Goalkeeper. They opted to play more direct attacking in the second half, and relied on the Set-play to score the goal.
Throughout this match, there were a few things to highlight as follows;
1.Their Attacking Transitions were slow, given that they were defending with a Low-block, and the Depth and support were unavailable since most of their players were positioned in their own half.
2.Their collective defending actions.
3.Their poor Rest Defense position, which isolates their own Centre Back with the opponents Strikers during the transition. It would be better for any team to have a Numerical advantage in the back, whenever they are in the attacking phase.