Playing vs. a 3-5-2 Formation

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many teams have started to play three

and five at the back systems to congest

the center and make it difficult for the

opposition to break through by combining

with short passes for this reason it's

important to understand the formation

and how to play against it

pressing a well-organised 352 can feel

as if you're at a numerical disadvantage

on all parts of the pitch the common

problem is pressing with a traditional

flat 442 system since the three center

backs match up well against a formation

that plays with two forwards one of the

center backs is able to drive forward

with the ball which creates the next

problem numerical disadvantages in the

midfield the problem is that the 442

traditionally lines up with two central

midfielders which means that there's