From an offensive point of view, this was a very poor game. Because of better finishing, Marseille manufactured two goals in the second half, forcing a
Monaco’s 3-5-2 system at times proved relatively effective in manipulating Nantes’ defense and creating forward passing routes to the strikers and attacking midfielders. They earned themselves
Unlike most teams in Ligue 1, Nice chose to press PSG high up the field and paid a heavy toll for that. Led by Di María,
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.
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
It was a game of two halves between two similar teams on this season’s beginning. Rennes scored a somewhat lucky goal in the first half despite
In a game where Lyon did not seem able to do anything but park the bus to neutralize the Parisian forces, they managed to keep this
This match was all about marginal gains. Both Stade Rennais and Lille OSC set up in 4-4-2 formations that were largely enough to dim each other’s
Both teams took turns scoring goals against terrible defensive structures, with Olympique Marseille ultimately ending up on top. While manager André Villas-Boas might be able to
Olympique Marseille – AS Saint-Étienne: Marseille Celebrate Their 120th Birthday With One Goal, Sealing Uneventful Clash (1-0)
In a not so brilliant, yet very important game, Marseille managed to be solid enough to get the best of Saint-Étienne and win the game 1-0.