Legacy of Catenaccio: Leaving a permanent influence on the game

Legacy of Catenaccio: Leaving a permanent influence on the game

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #7

Catenaccio. It’s a word wellknown among the ranks of Italian football and hardcore followers of the beautiful game, but has largely been left behind as football evolved and grew. Yet, the hyper-defensive tactical style has left a legacy on the sport which cannot be simply ignored or overlooked.

Ultra-defensive sides these days are so often bemoaned by supporters and pundits alike, but they serve their purpose. Earning a result over all other factors is sometimes a necessary evil for sides to undertake, especially against difficulty opponents, and much of this legacy can be found back in the success that Catenaccio football had in Italy in the 1960s and early 1970s.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Emanuele Cicerelli

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Emanuele Cicerelli

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #7

Emanuele Cicerelli is an Italian winger playing for Serie B side Salernitana. Something of a bit-part player for the Italian side, he has spent time away on loan at Serie C sides during his spell at the club – having arrived back in 2017.

The Italian also represents something a little new for Raumdeuter here, as we take Player Spotlight and change it up a little. Now, players covered outside the ‘One to Watch’ will be a bit more random. We want to highlight a much wider mix of players, selected at random, just like Cicerelli.

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