Tag: Rudi Garcia

Lyon’s strategic pressing forced PSG’s least experienced center-back into dictating the tempo of their buildup, which in turn led to numerous turnovers. The recoveries triggered a sharp and refined offensive transition from the visitors, who so perfectly exploited their opponent’s weakness. Another confusing marriage to a three-man defense left Tuchel bereft on the sideline, as […]

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Three quick substitutions in the second half changed the complexion of the match and helped Lyon recapture victory over their most bitter rival. The introduction of Tino Kadewere on left wing was especially impactful, as the Lyonnais forward helped shore up his club’s defensive transitions and created a decided mismatch going forward.  Tactical analysis and […]

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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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Against a team that presented problems in all phases of the game, Olympique Lyonnais dominated possession and wasted their chances as manager Rudi Garcia made some questionable changes in the second half. Bordeaux adjusted their defensive approach three times and, in the end, managed to get a point. Tactical analysis and match report by Thanos Chelas. […]

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Olympique Lyon looked the brighter of the two sides in the opening minutes, but a superb strike from Serge Gnabry initiated a period of Bavarian domination that rarely looked in danger of being stopped. Lyon had plenty of half-chances including a few excellent opportunities to reflect their performance in this game, but wayward finishing from […]

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An over-conservative approach by Pep Guardiola prevented City from having the necessary impact his strategy required, eventually crumbling to a mix of individual mistakes, structural dilemmas, and Lyon’s clinical finishing.  Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. After convincingly knocking out Real Madrid in the Round of Sixteen, Manchester City were given the luxury […]

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Despite a particularly inspired Cristiano Ronaldo, Juve’s structural issues were hard to overcome even for the Champions League’s greatest goalscorer. Lyon did not need the most solid of defensive systems, which leaked a few chances, as they could sit on a comfortable lead and watch Juve’s self-inflicted harm pave the way to the next round. […]

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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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