Ligue 1

Tactical analysis Girondins Bordeaux Olympique Marseille 2-0 Ligue 1

What, in all truths, felt like a smooth Bordeaux win was actually a much closer-fought contest. Bordeaux’s persistence with their direct and effective long-ball strategy paid dividends as the inside forwards were given a lot to work with. The same could not be said for Marseille, despite some moments of encouragement, particularly from Florian Thauvin. […]

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Tactical analysis Stade Rennais - Olympique Lyonnais 0-1 Ligue 1

It is fair to say that Stade Rennais against Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most intriguing clashes in Ligue 1 this weekend. Both are interesting sides to watch, with innovative and free-flowing styles of play, but severely contrasting levels of organization. This showed in today’s game, as Rennes operated from a well-drilled and compact […]

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Tactical analysis Paris Saint-Germain Olympique Marseille 3-1 Ligue 1

In a surprisingly cagey Le Classique, Paris Saint-Germain triumphed thanks to a brilliant performance from Ángel Di María. The Argentinian had an opener chalked off after consultation of the Video Assistant Referee, before assisting the first goal, scoring the other two and enforcing Steve Mandanda’s sending off. Olympique Marseille manager Rudy Garcia got his tactics […]

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Sometimes in football, all you need is a bit of luck. For AS Monaco, earlier this season, it seemed that luck had completely abandoned them: injuries and a complete lack of form all contributed to an unexpected relegation dogfight. However, since Monaco turned back the clock and reappointed Leonardo Jardim as manager, nothing can seemingly […]

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