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The rival, by Javier Sillés

A bull without aftertaste in the Pizjuán

The climb of Red Bull Salzburg has led him to repeat for third consecutive time in the Champions. It is no longer strange to see him among the best. The sporting benefits of a relevant and well thought out economic project are beginning to be seen. He deserves it both for the investment in young talents and for his footballing style. His authority is intractable in Austria and now he needs greater challenges in the European showcase.

The vertical sense of the game, the maximum aggressiveness in pressure and commitment to talent appear as main arguments. Obviously, the general audacity of Salzburg implies risks that cost them real troubles. When you try to defend forward and anticipate, you are exposed when you fail.

The 1-4-3-1-2 is also still valid and brings out the best of footballers whose more foreseeable future points to high levels. It is the case of the midfielder Camera (21 years old), the playmaker Aaronson (20) and striker Adeyemi (19). They are not the only ones. Kristennsen, Solet, the ex sevillista Wöber, Seiwald, Bernede, Capaldo, Okafor, Sucic, Berisha or Sesko, enlarge the options of those of Jaissle. Koita, another figure, is injured until December.