The Greatest Team Goal Of All Time?

Probably not, but 1-1-8 is an impressive formation all the same.

Football club Red Bull Leipzig, of the German third division, appeared to have devised a brave new tactic this week.

It involves eight players charging forward at kick off like a battalion from 300, while two players stay back and hoof up a long ball.

The most remarkable thing is: it worked.


A clearly bewildered Stuttgart II defensive was pulled apart as a looping header was collected at the back post, pulled back, and then slotted home after just six seconds.

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Total Football or school yard anarchy? Either way, 1-1-8 is a ballsy formation – and not one we expected to see Mourinho or Moyes tinkering with any time soon.