Champions League and UEFA cup winning coach Rafael Benitez did a comprehensive analysis of the final between Zambia and Ivory Coast in an article titled “Zambia Spring a surprise on Ivory Coast”, on his personal blog.
Rafael Benitez is well remembered for leading Liverpool to the Chanpions League title against AC Milan in a classic final. Liverpool came from 3–0 down at half time to level the score at 3–3 in the space of just six minutes and eventually triumphed 3–2 on penalties. Benítez’s calm methodical approach at half time was said to have given the players the belief they could pull off an improbable comeback and win Liverpool an historic fifth European Cup.
In doing so, Benítez became only the third manager in history to win the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League in successive seasons. Benítez’s tactics were credited as a key factor in Liverpool reaching, and winning, the final, despite an unimpressive squad of players.
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