Tag: Rennes

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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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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PSG have won their first prize of the season. After Rennes’ sturdy 5-3-2 defense took some time to overcome, PSG equalized early in the second half, before a beautiful Ángel Di María free kick decided the match.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr. China hosted the Trophée des Champions to kickstart the French […]

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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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