This tactic works as a Plug-and-Play for me atleast.
I played Real Madrid and i own everything even Barcelona i beat 5-0. (0-0 in away match)
4-1-2-1-2 or a 4-4-2 (Diamond) Attacking Tactic.
The idea is doing a full team control/pressure play.
With a Balanced playing style and an Offensive Strategy.
Match Prep -
i set the team to focus on Team Cohesion with an Average Intensity (might go higher in start periods)
and in Match training i do Teamwork (unless i play like Stoke or other teams that a ridiculous in set pieces, because then i would train Def. Set Pieces)
Team Talks -
you need to figure out your team talks yourself i normally see what the assistant manager wants to say and start by having him say it if it's good enough and then i go through every group (defenders, Midfielders and Strikers) and select the "Assertive" and say 2nd from the top "I think there alot more in you" or stuff like that.
If team is Trailing at half-time do Aggresive or Assertive that they have to do better and always do Passionate when winning.
During the game i always set it to "Retain Position"
i have won or tied every game so far