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Tactical analysis Olympique Lyonnais Marseille 1-0 Coupe de France

Marseille’s woes in Lyon would continue, as André Villas-Boas’ side was unable to muster any real offensive fight through ninety minutes. In the end, the visitors were eventually bested by a home club capable of leaning more heavily on their depth, as substitutes Thiago Mendes and Bertrand Traoré played key roles in the late winner.  […]

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PSG managed to dominate Lyon in the last serious clash on the road to the Champions League battle with Dortmund. Comfortably leading 3-0 until the 52nd minute, Lyon’s first goal created a moment of fury that PSG had trouble dealing with, before regaining their senses.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr.  Still without […]

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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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