Tag: AS Saint-Étienne

Neither side looked convincing in possession and as a result this match became one based largely in transition play. Rennes opted for a flat back four in their 4-1-4-1 formation, which restricted ASSE’s dynamic wing play, but also limited their offense. Ghastly defensive errors proved the difference with the young Saint-Étienne side showing their age […]

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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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Tactical analysis Stade de Reims Saint-Étienne 0-2 Ligue 1

Saint-Étienne dominated this game almost from start to finish, using healthy combination play to regularly bypass Reims’ aggressive defense. While Reims did create some chances, they had trouble imposing themselves for most of the game. Tactical analysis and match report by Siddharth Ramsundar. This game between two top-half Ligue 1 sides presented a clash of […]

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Saint-Étienne looked comfortable against Monaco for the most part, especially in the first half. Nevertheless, Monaco had the better chances and were unlucky to leave with zero points. Two well-taken goals from Wahbi Khazri made the difference. Monaco went to Saint-Étienne looking to put a stop to the terrible run of form they have suffered […]

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