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Tactical analysis Stade Rennais Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Coupe de France

PSG’s 3-4-2-1 formation was super dominant in the opening half hour of the Coupe de France final, constantly finding openings against Rennes’ 4-4-2 shape. It led to two goals, after which it looked extremely unlikely this game would be decided by a penalty shootout. The fact Rennes fought themselves back into the affair was both […]

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Tactical analysis Stade Rennais - Olympique Lyonnais 0-1 Ligue 1

It is fair to say that Stade Rennais against Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most intriguing clashes in Ligue 1 this weekend. Both are interesting sides to watch, with innovative and free-flowing styles of play, but severely contrasting levels of organization. This showed in today’s game, as Rennes operated from a well-drilled and compact […]

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After losing 3-1 away in France, Arsenal stepped it up at the Emirates and produced a brilliant performance to complete the comeback and progress into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Despite managing to stay in the tie until the final whistle, Rennes were outclassed here, simply unable to cope with Arsenal’s off-the-ball movement in […]

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Tactical analysis PSG - Rennes Ligue 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 impressive start and could not capitalise on a few promising opportunities. Tuchel’s half-time tweaks and PSG’s brilliant attacking players ensured they overcame their slow start to extend their unbeaten […]

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