This exercise is usefull to train the defending runs against outiside move with “open play” analytically.

The goalkeeper decides which the side where the exercise will start from and the defender must place themselves in the right direction (1).

They must run back (2) and the right back must run closer (3) to the red players, following their wall pass sequence; all defenders must scale their positions.

If one red player is able to swith play with a cross pass, the defenders will have to cover the opposite side and goalkeeper will help them coming out (4).

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