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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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PSG managed to dominate Lyon in the last serious clash on the road to the Champions League battle with Dortmund. Comfortably leading 3-0 until the 52nd minute, Lyon’s first goal created a moment of fury that PSG had trouble dealing with, before regaining their senses.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr.  Still without […]

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Tactical analysis Girondins Bordeaux Olympique Marseille 2-0 Ligue 1

What, in all truths, felt like a smooth Bordeaux win was actually a much closer-fought contest. Bordeaux’s persistence with their direct and effective long-ball strategy paid dividends as the inside forwards were given a lot to work with. The same could not be said for Marseille, despite some moments of encouragement, particularly from Florian Thauvin. […]

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Tactical analysis Paris Saint-Germain Olympique Marseille 3-1 Ligue 1

In a surprisingly cagey Le Classique, Paris Saint-Germain triumphed thanks to a brilliant performance from Ángel Di María. The Argentinian had an opener chalked off after consultation of the Video Assistant Referee, before assisting the first goal, scoring the other two and enforcing Steve Mandanda’s sending off. Olympique Marseille manager Rudy Garcia got his tactics […]

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Lille showed some neat – though not especially dangerous – possession play throughout the match and eventually they got the lead through a Nicolas Pépé penalty, just before half-time. The second half was disrupted by both crowd trouble and a red card for Florian Thauvin. After those two incidents, the game became disjointed, and Lille […]

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