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An unflattering fixture, punctuated by poor tactical decision-making and physicality did little to raise the low bar both Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Marseille have set so far this season. Marseille’s lack of discipline was on full display, while Lyon’s toothless offense gave a performance for the ages. In a year in which Paris Saint-Germain has […]

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Neither side looked convincing in possession and as a result this match became one based largely in transition play. Rennes opted for a flat back four in their 4-1-4-1 formation, which restricted ASSE’s dynamic wing play, but also limited their offense. Ghastly defensive errors proved the difference with the young Saint-Étienne side showing their age […]

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Lille’s 4-4-2 defensive block and well-timed pressing frustrated Marseille’s buildup throughout the match – leading the visitors to multiple midfield recoveries and effective offensive transitions. However, poor finishing and a confusing change of shape from Christophe Galtier late in the match would undo much of Lille’s good work, as they were forced to settle for […]

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Against a team that presented problems in all phases of the game, Olympique Lyonnais dominated possession and wasted their chances as manager Rudi Garcia made some questionable changes in the second half. Bordeaux adjusted their defensive approach three times and, in the end, managed to get a point. Tactical analysis and match report by Thanos Chelas. […]

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A coronavirus ravaged Paris Saint-Germain side, missing their entire frontline, looked bereft of ideas against Lens’ well-drilled 3-4-1-2 shape. The normal press resistance and rapid transitions we have come to expect from the capital club were absent from a performance that featured plenty of ball possession and little incisiveness. Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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