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Comparing the Roles of Cavani, Falcao, Lewandowski, Ibrahimovic and Suarez

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Comparing the Roles of Cavani, Falcao, Lewandowski, Ibrahimovic and Suarez
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In modern football, no striker is exactly the same.

We used to have just two key roles: target man and poacher. They'd work as a tandem and play off of one another, using size and speed to their respective advantages.

Now we have well-rounded strikers that can do everything, or hybrid forms that take on most of the jobs that fall their way. It's led to teams utilising only one striker most of the time, making that man's job much harder than before.

Here, we look at some of the top strikers in Europe and break down their individual roles.

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