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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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In the unexpected clash between league leaders PSG and second-placed Angers, PSG spent their time attacking and showed total domination, despite the visitors’ opportunities in the first half.  Tactical analysis and match report Simon Piotr.  After defeating Galatasaray in a difficult game away from home in the Champions League, PSG had to win at the […]

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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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