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Welcome to a spin-off thread on Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan team and innovative 4-4-2 - continuing the theme of using very fluid tactics and a team of technical, intelligent and hard working (aka Complete) footballers to recreate the style of football made famous by the likes of Ajax, Barcelona & Milan and personified by the likes of Rinus Michels, Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola and - of course - Arrigo Sacchi.
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This setup is almost carbon copied by Benfica this season, under new manager Bruno Lage. The team plays a very pressing 4-4-2, using different areas of the pitch to create chances.
LB Grimaldo is more attacking than RB Almeida.
The midfield 4, IRL, are mirrored from this setup, as LW Rafa is a right-footed winger who could eventually have a Inside Winger role instead of a classic Winger.
RW Pizzi is an all-rounder, who fits well in the Wide Midfielder role. A Wide Playmaker would