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In the Ligue 1 clash of the week, Tuchel’s side dominated Lille. Despite an interesting level of intensity, Neymar’s performance and PSG’s solidity were enough to inflict the hosts their first home defeat in the league this season.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr.  In a crazy January month, wherein PSG had to […]

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Tactical analysis Girondins de Bordeaux Olympique Lyonnais 1-2 Ligue 1

Lyon manager Rudi Garcia adopted a traditional 4-3-3 system – electing to field his three most technical midfielders. The outcome completely overwhelmed Pablo Sousa and Bordeaux, who struggled to establish their buildup play and negotiate a more athletic OL press. Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Significant injuries to Memphis Depay and Jeff […]

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Stade-Rennais-Olympique-Marseille

In the first Ligue 1 clash of 2020 between the third place, Rennes, and the second place, Marseille, the visitors managed to win despite facing some difficulties against Julien Stéphan’s side. Eventually their defensive resistance and a late goal from a free kick, ensured the win – allowing them to continue their winning run in […]

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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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