#2 - Tecnica Top 5 - 13/3/17
Welcome to Tecnica Top 5, our weekly look around the leagues from across the globe 🌍
• Six Nations Champions
England thrashed Scotland 61-21 to reclaim the Six Nations Trophy, and victory over Ireland next week will see them make history by becoming the first team to win back-to-back grand slams. A victory in Dublin would also see England set a new world record of 19 consecutive wins. Eddie Jones has created a winning mentality, we hear Jones saying he wants them ‘to achieve greatness’ and ‘we focus on the next game’ he comes across as a coach who wants to progress rather than stand still. Supporting him he has mentors such as Jonny Wilkinson, an inspiration to any rugby player. We think England have a recipe for further success.
The Old Firm Derby
THE stand out fixture of the season north of the border. It’s more than just a game, there’s genuine hatred between the two teams, and game didn’t disappoint. Crunching tackles, animosity between the players and vocal support from the stands, created an amazing atmosphere. And Clint Hill’s late equaliser sent the travelling Rangers fans into pandemonium!
Barcelona Humbled at Deportivo
Barcelona’s comeback against PSG in the Champions League last week was sensational. But again they showed their vulnerability defensively as they were beaten 2-1 away at Deportivo. The home side set up to hit Barca on the break and it worked a treat, 10 men sat behind the ball, soaked up the pressure, and counter attacked with pace. Is this the way to beat Barca? - (TECNICA GAME OF THE WEEK 🏆)
Mauro’s Milan Magic
Inter Milan put Atalanta to the sword with a 7-1 hammering, Inter captain and man of the moment, Icardi scored a 10 minute hat trick, including a cheekily chipped penalty, to see off Atalanta. Ever Banega also bagged himself a hat trick! But it took him a little bit longer than Icardi… Speed it up Banega!
Tecnica MVP Cairney’s Cottagers Down Magpies
He’s making a habit of scoring screamers, Tom Cairney’s goal against Leeds during the week was stunning, and he followed that up with an unbelievable strike against Newcastle on Saturday. Fulham are making a late charge on the Championship play-offs, and the 3-1 win at St James’ Park at the weekend showed they are the real deal. If Fulham, and Yorkshireman Cairney, can maintain their form they will make the play offs, and nobody will want to face them.