Tag: Julien Stéphan

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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Stade-Rennais-Olympique-Marseille

In the first Ligue 1 clash of 2020 between the third place, Rennes, and the second place, Marseille, the visitors managed to win despite facing some difficulties against Julien Stéphan’s side. Eventually their defensive resistance and a late goal from a free kick, ensured the win – allowing them to continue their winning run in […]

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Lazio Rennes tactical analysis

Scrappy and competitive, this game decided to open up after half-time. A top performance from Clément Grenier was unable to help Rennes to three points, after a quality goal scored by Ciro Immobile made the difference. Tactical analysis and match report by Tom Quartly.  A sparsely populated Stadio Olimpico was the location of Thursday night’s […]

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Once again, Rennes left the field victorious after a match against PSG. In a game of tactics and intensity, Julien Stéphan’s men confirmed they are one of the most challenging teams PSG has had to face in 2019. Rennes’ performance was quality, but questions should be raised about PSG’s current shape, tactics and attitude.  Tactical […]

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