Ligue 1

andré villas-boas tactics

The first half of this match was characterized by stale possession play from both sides, with Marseille looking slightly more incisive thanks to the Dimitri Payet – Jordan Amavi connection. Things changed significantly after the break, when Marseille implemented a renewed high press that choked Bordeaux’s buildup and directly contributed to the winning goal. Tactical […]

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PSG tuchel tactics

Despite Neymar’s return to competition after a lengthy injury, it was actually the Argentine forward duo Icardi and Di María that made the difference for PSG against Lille.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr. After the international break and right before mid-week Champions League action, this Friday night matchup was the biggest game […]

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Lyon tactics

Le Classique (PSG versus Marseille) may be more known, but le Derby Rhône-Alpes – played between Olympique Lyonnais and Saint-Étienne – is perhaps France’s fiercest rivalry. On Sunday night, the two adversaries met at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, with ASSE escaping as 1-0 winners – thanks to a 90th minute header from striker Robert Beric.  Match report […]

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In the unexpected clash between league leaders PSG and second-placed Angers, PSG spent their time attacking and showed total domination, despite the visitors’ opportunities in the first half.  Tactical analysis and match report Simon Piotr.  After defeating Galatasaray in a difficult game away from home in the Champions League, PSG had to win at the […]

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