Tag: PSG

A coronavirus ravaged Paris Saint-Germain side, missing their entire frontline, looked bereft of ideas against Lens’ well-drilled 3-4-1-2 shape. The normal press resistance and rapid transitions we have come to expect from the capital club were absent from a performance that featured plenty of ball possession and little incisiveness. Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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Paris Saint-Germain’s switch to a 4-3-3 formation did little to disguise the loss of Kylian Mbappé, as Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to create serious offensive chances. Meanwhile, a stridently defensive Olympique Lyonnais held off the Parisian giants for as long as they could – only to be undone with penalties.  Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Buildup tactics football

Top teams’ ability to progress the ball becomes increasingly scrutinized in modern football due to the continued improvement of the defensive systems they face. This analysis outlines the buildup strategies of seven of Europe’s elite teams, and briefly discusses some of the trends observed within.  Written by Josh Manley. Defending and pressing in modern football […]

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