OGC Nice were most impressive in their pressing and midfield compactness, alongside creating a few opportunities and eventually getting the lead through a Rémi Walter penalty.
Olympique Marseille – Girondins de Bordeaux: Uninspired Bordeaux and early red card a treat for Marseille in crisis (1-0)
Poor were the souls, those neutral football enthusiasts, who noticed there was a Ligue 1 match in the late afternoon of a Tuesday and decided to
What a game of football this was! After grabbing the lead within the first ten minutes, PSG were blown away by Lyon’s attacking power, before clawing
Paris Saint-Germain – Stade Rennais: Routine-Looking Ligue 1 Scoreline Camouflages PSG’s initial issues against a compact opponent (4-1)
Rennes showed some promising signs in their possession play and pressing as they imposed themselves on Paris Saint-Germain. However, Rennes failed to take advantage of their
Lille showed some neat – though not especially dangerous – possession play throughout the match and eventually they got the lead through a Nicolas Pépé penalty,
Reverting back to a 4-2-3-1 formation did not seem the brightest of moves by Lyon’s manager Bruno Génésio at first. His team looked lifeless, uninspired and
Olympique Marseille – AS Monaco: Sleeping Giants Play Match That Symbolizes Their Ligue 1 Season (1-1)
After a lively opening phase and a fast goal for the home side, this game was characterized by both teams having difficulties asserting control. Due to
Olympique Lyon – Stade de Reims: Disciplined defending and possession-based attacking neutralize each other (1-1)
The match between Ligue 1’s fourth best defense in Stade Reims and the second best attack in Olympique Lyon promised to be a tactically interesting match.
Nantes dominated possession thanks to an early red card for Montpellier. This game however was ultimately decided by a counterattack and a set piece. Tactical analysis
Both teams lacked tactical cohesion in possession but made up for it with technical ability, pace and other individual qualities. Lyon took the lead through talisman