catenaccio

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catenaccio

(kateˈnattʃo)
n
(Soccer) soccer an extremely defensive style of play
[C20: from Latin catena chain]
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They have gone back to the cattenaccio tactics of the past and it's not good.
Mind you, I remember when I was playing for Turino we were thrashed, absolutely annihilated 2-0 (remember this was Italy, 2-0 was considered a high-scoring match) by Juventus, of course this was back in the days of the cattenaccio system, cattenaccio, it's an Italian word, means .