Download FM 2014 Barcelona Tactic

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written by Johnny Karp

This FM 2014 tactic is called Tiki-Taka and it was put together by Jack, the brains and muscle between the fantastic WorkTheSpace YouTube channel, if you haven’t watched his videos until now you should start as soon as possible! His FM 14 tactic attempts to recreate Barcelona’s real-life tactics, with a false nine striker upfront, a half back in the defensive midfielder position and so on.

Watch the video below to find out all the necessary details about this FM 2014 Barcelona tactic:

I do trust Jack but I thought it would be nice to test the tactic a bit, so I took over Arsenal and employed this tactic for the first 8 matches of the season to see how it works. The results were top notch, eight wins out of eight:

FM 2014 Barcelona Tactic


I have to say that I enjoyed watching the team play, always fluid and attacking but safe at the back as well. The average number of clear cut chances created per match was around 3, which is great. On the other hand the opponents rarely created clear cut chances, for instance Chelsea had 1 while we had 3 at Stamford Bridge.

My preferred line up was as follows: Szczeszny – Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Monreal – Flamini – Ramsey, Wilshere – Cazorla, Ozil – Giroud. The top goal scorer was Giroud, 8 goals in 7 starts, Ozil bagged 5 while Cazorla contributed 3 goals and 5 assists. Mesut Ozil had the highest average rating, a stunning 8.07 as he also delivered 4 assists in addition to those 5 goals.

If you want to download the tactic and test it yourself you can find the link and instructions on how to install in the video description here.

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October 17, 2013 18:41

wow very nice dude i play my first game kkkkk

tks a lot

pedro roriz
October 18, 2013 12:25

great stats ey? have you had any success in creating your own tactics johnny? i’ve started with a semi professional club so i haven´t had enough time to make the team comfortable with my ideas and, thus, haven’t had much success as of yet.

October 18, 2013 13:42

It’s great to see my favourite Football Manager Let’s Player and my Favourite Football Manager Fansite working together!

October 19, 2013 08:22

hi, cant download, can you send tactic on mail?

October 19, 2013 10:58

Great tactic it seems, definately gonna give it a try!
I have a question though, as im trying to create Bayern munichs 4-1-4-1. Isnt Toni kroos an enganche, or what role would you say he has in Bayern?

October 20, 2013 09:16

ozil you put down?

October 20, 2013 17:47

Saw the video. 2 questions.

1. Why higher tempo? Barcelona plays with slow tempo. Granted, the tempo has increased after Martino became the manager, but still no point of using “Higher Tempo” instruction.

2. Deep lying playmaker? Don’t they tend to hit the ball long? Should it be use with a team that always tries to keep the ball in ground as much as possible?

October 20, 2013 18:39

I find it as a very good tactic for my Tottenham team, although I have huge issues with scoring…

October 21, 2013 12:20

hello ! Can you put the individual instruction please

Simon W
October 21, 2013 16:35

I find it frustrating that I cant seem to tell my advanced playmaker to make more risky passes, or my winger to dribble more often. Any answers?

Peter A Berg
October 21, 2013 18:08

How do u recommend to set up the training to get the most out of this tactic?

October 21, 2013 18:46


October 22, 2013 10:21

How about a Version 2 ? I like this one but i feel like there is room for more … Especially Messi his role isn’t perfect

October 22, 2013 10:43

There are too many crosses during a game. But it’s probably cuz of the beta.

Peter A Berg
October 22, 2013 22:57

I wonder if this tactic works on a 4-2-3-1 formation with three AM(C)?
I`ve tried this with this tiki take tactic and put one other instruction in. I do not have any wingers so instead of using allow wide players to swap, I putted in exploit the middle. but I also want full backs that can be involved in the attack sometimes to. What think and do have any ideas or tips for me?

And have seen that the players is disappointed with the amount of exercise, and I wonder if that can have something to say about the players moral, confidence or something like that?
It will of course been higher chance for players to get injured if have high intensity on the training but can it affect the players in other ways to?

October 23, 2013 22:07

Wich roles did you use on your Arsenalplayers? Struggeling with my Arsenal team, and want to try this tactic. Giroud as a false 9?

October 30, 2013 20:20

Doesnt work with any teams I try it with. Tried it with Benfica and Shaktar Donesk.

December 4, 2013 22:16

It hasn’t been working with Real either. In fact it has been absolutely awful. I’ve been embarrassed by some average to poor teams.

November 1, 2013 22:55

I’d like to try your tactic .. but I have a problem when I try to import .. the game just freezes .. can you tell me how to solve this problem?

Alexey Petrushchenkov
November 3, 2013 13:53

Trying tactic with gunners. Nacho – Kos – Mert – Sagna; Zokora (or Flam); Wilshere – Arteta; Poldi – Ozil; Giroud. Got a problem with too many moments near my goal. They don’t convert into goals though, but even Cardiff managed to strike 20 times (10 on goal) on Emirates…
Do you really think that Half-Back role is worth it?

Alexey Petrushchenkov
November 3, 2013 15:22

Ah, forget it, they start owning after a few games =)

Antonio Rivas
November 8, 2013 10:19

Trying it with Arsenal and now i’m on 14th on the Premier league :( (Line up: Sczency – Baines – Suotic- Mertesacker-Sagna- Arteta-Ramsey-Pastore-Ozil-Walcott-giroud)

Chester Bong
November 8, 2013 18:13

Is there anything that can be done to severely cut down long shots? They really waste the ball by shooting from 40 yards when they don’t need to..

November 9, 2013 04:24

I had some success with Arsenal using this tactic. It played even better with some role changes to fit the players – Giroud as supporting TM instead of F9 and Arteta as Regista instead of HB.

November 9, 2013 14:35

Johnny your Barcelona tactic for FM 13 is maybe the best tactic I have played in the last 5 years. Are you going to be developing some new ones soon? I’d love if you could recreate (with success) something like Dortmund’s fast paced 4-2-3-1?

Muhamad Aidiel
November 9, 2013 15:00

Can you create Arsenal tactics please ? I hope you will create it for me .

November 10, 2013 11:52

I am struggeling atm, it could be because its still only 3 league matches played and one champions league match, but i played 0-0 against Wham at home, Losing against Chelsea away 0-3. played 1-1 at home against P ferreira Portugal CL qualifier.
I will keep you updated.

November 10, 2013 11:53

I have just been asswhooped by Chelsea 7-0.

Batty's Boots
November 11, 2013 04:43

Hello Mr. Karp, I have been testing this tactic with limited success. What do you think of it? Your Barca tactic for FM13 was awesome. I won things easily with somewhat not particularly good teams or players. I find this version a little too unbalanced for my taste (the different roles of the wing backs, center midfielders and inside forward/winger). I would be very interested to see your version of the FM14 Barca tactic in the near future. Keep up the good work!

November 11, 2013 11:10

Its strange Johnny, because this tactic has been tested with Arsenal, and i am currently playing with the same eleven as mentioned in the post above, I am really struggeling and currently also losing against Anderlecht at home with 0-2, nevertless this is a great tactic but it is not working yet.

November 11, 2013 11:34

I have just played at home against Birmingham and i had 8 shots on target they had 18 and i also didnt have more of the ball.

November 11, 2013 11:42

after 6 matches in the EPL i have lost 3 won 1 and draw 2 0-0 goal difference 3-9

November 11, 2013 11:47

Why don’t you just try Johnny’s tactic then? This is the link

The tactic in this post is not done by Johnny, he simply tested it, there have been many ME changes since then and if you want full advice on this tactic here you’d have to ask the actual author who is mentioned in the post and where to find him. In my experience, when a tactic isn’t working for that long and has no signs of working, it probably won’t work for you full stop and its time to try something new.

November 11, 2013 11:55

I know, i will try another tactic, because i am already almost fired. thanks for the help all!

November 12, 2013 16:10

First 23 matches played, and i have not lost in a single game, furthermore, it seems im keeping the opposition from scoring, in the league, only two goals are scored on my team ;-)

2-0 against Real hehe

I love this tactic, BUT i do however set opposition Instructions myself, and i think this is as much a part of the total closure of my goal (I have not changed the core team!)

November 12, 2013 16:10

123 iloveu
November 16, 2013 15:21

can u send me the tactic through mail?

November 18, 2013 06:22

Hi can you download this to fm14 handheld ? Cheers

November 18, 2013 19:35

That’s great, I use almost the same tactic as you in my FC Porto save, but with some different details. For instance, i think it would be a lot better if you used Iniesta as an advance playmaker as you’re using, but instead of supporting, i advice you to play him as an attacking advance playmaker.

If you decide to use my advice, let me know how thinks worked out for you.

Keep up the good work ;)

November 18, 2013 20:01

Can you create a 4-2-3-1 with 2 defensive midfielders that would play attacking soccer and not concede easily?

November 20, 2013 00:09

I try that tactic with a little team and it’s work a lot thx

November 21, 2013 09:49


January 28, 2014 06:24

Hello brother…

Why in video the player instruction is empty?
I just download it last 2days ago….
And how about opposite instruction?

I play this tactic with buyern munich

Can u help me?

February 27, 2014 07:01


March 18, 2014 10:41

im managing cardiff at the moment and i always keep losing. Ive bought danny rose, benteke, chris brunt,tolgay arslan, ( a bit of cheating) . ive used “darrens dynamic4-2-3-1” and it doesn’t work. any tips?

March 18, 2014 10:42

ive played 8 games by the way

March 18, 2014 11:05

ive been defeated newcaste 3-0, chealsea 4-0, arsenal 5-0, mancity 3-2, west brom 2-0. its terrible

April 22, 2014 15:26

my laptop wont download the tactic any tips?