Tag: AS Saint-Étienne

Several problems in possession resulted in a draw for PSG against AS Saint-Étienne. Mauricio Pochettino’s debut as a manager was characterized by an unclear role for Marco Verratti and offensive problems against a defensively sturdy Saint-Étienne team.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. PSG have sacked the manager that brought in the highest […]

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Three quick substitutions in the second half changed the complexion of the match and helped Lyon recapture victory over their most bitter rival. The introduction of Tino Kadewere on left wing was especially impactful, as the Lyonnais forward helped shore up his club’s defensive transitions and created a decided mismatch going forward.  Tactical analysis and […]

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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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