FC Barcelona: 5 Important Tactical Trends to Expect in 2012

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FC Barcelona: 5 Important Tactical Trends to Expect in 2012
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Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola is famous for not using the same lineup in two consecutive matches. He is also known for his willingness to experiment with new tactics, and using formations that are extremely difficult to decipher.

Since his appointment in 2008, we have seen Barcelona's formations and tactics change very fluidly. With his superb tactical understanding of the game, Guardiola has also managed to tactically outsmart some of the best managers of the age, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.

Predicting what Guardiola will do next is so difficult totalbarca.com has made a contest out of it. However, here we have taken a shot at the impossible.

Here are some tactical trends that we can expect to see from Barcelona in 2012, due to their success in 2011 and due to the way in which they utilize Barcelona's current strengths.

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