Tag: Olympique Marseille

An unflattering fixture, punctuated by poor tactical decision-making and physicality did little to raise the low bar both Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Marseille have set so far this season. Marseille’s lack of discipline was on full display, while Lyon’s toothless offense gave a performance for the ages. In a year in which Paris Saint-Germain has […]

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Lille’s 4-4-2 defensive block and well-timed pressing frustrated Marseille’s buildup throughout the match – leading the visitors to multiple midfield recoveries and effective offensive transitions. However, poor finishing and a confusing change of shape from Christophe Galtier late in the match would undo much of Lille’s good work, as they were forced to settle for […]

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Tactical analysis Olympique Lyonnais Marseille 1-0 Coupe de France

Marseille’s woes in Lyon would continue, as André Villas-Boas’ side was unable to muster any real offensive fight through ninety minutes. In the end, the visitors were eventually bested by a home club capable of leaning more heavily on their depth, as substitutes Thiago Mendes and Bertrand Traoré played key roles in the late winner.  […]

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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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andré villas-boas tactics

The first half of this match was characterized by stale possession play from both sides, with Marseille looking slightly more incisive thanks to the Dimitri Payet – Jordan Amavi connection. Things changed significantly after the break, when Marseille implemented a renewed high press that choked Bordeaux’s buildup and directly contributed to the winning goal. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Paris Saint-Germain Olympique Marseille 4-0 Ligue 1

In the French Classique, the first half was enough to leave Marseille for dead. The abundance of Parisian offensive talent punished André Villas-Boas’ risky tactical approach with four goals before half-time. After a much calmer second half, this also turned out to be the final score.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr. Despite […]

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