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Several problems in possession resulted in a draw for PSG against AS Saint-Étienne. Mauricio Pochettino’s debut as a manager was characterized by an unclear role for Marco Verratti and offensive problems against a defensively sturdy Saint-Étienne team.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. PSG have sacked the manager that brought in the highest […]

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Lyon’s strategic pressing forced PSG’s least experienced center-back into dictating the tempo of their buildup, which in turn led to numerous turnovers. The recoveries triggered a sharp and refined offensive transition from the visitors, who so perfectly exploited their opponent’s weakness. Another confusing marriage to a three-man defense left Tuchel bereft on the sideline, as […]

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Three quick substitutions in the second half changed the complexion of the match and helped Lyon recapture victory over their most bitter rival. The introduction of Tino Kadewere on left wing was especially impactful, as the Lyonnais forward helped shore up his club’s defensive transitions and created a decided mismatch going forward.  Tactical analysis and […]

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