Energetic Dani Alves Key to PSG’s Attack against Angers

  Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani were the main destroyers against Angers, scoring two goals each in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win over the weekend. Together, they showed why the capital club invested so much money into acquiring them, but another player, right-back Dani Alves, proved equally important despite his recent arrival on a free transfer. […]

Talented Tanguy Ndombele Characterises Lyon’s Recruitment Strategy

On the surface, it looked like Lyon were in for a tough season. They didn’t just lose Ligue 1 superstar Alexandre Lacazette, their goalscoring machine, to Arsenal, but they also lost all-round midfielder Corentin Tolisso to Bayern Munich. Those were the biggest names to go, but midfield stalwart Maxime Gonalons also moved on, this time […]

PSG Lack Sharpness in Possession in 2-0 Loss to Toulouse

Just as Paris Saint Germain appeared likely to kick into gear, they stalled drastically at the Stadium Municipal. On the back of two wins against Caen and Dijon, where the Parisian outfit scored a total of nine goals and conceded none, they fell to a 2-0 loss against an organised Toulouse. Many will point to […]

PSG Left-Back Layvin Kurzawa Stakes his Claim for a Starting Place against Lyon

As Layvin Kurzawa celebrated his goal on the weekend, he appeared to be completely comfortable with all of the attention that playing for Paris Saint-Germain entails. He thumped his chest and looked towards the skies, and after applying the finishing touches to PSG’s fourth goal of the evening against a substandard Lyon side, he had […]

Tactics: 3 Key Things from PSG’s 4-2 Coupe de France Triumph over Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain produced an efficient performance to defend their Coupe de France title, defeating Olympique de Marseille 4-2 in the final. The Saturday night clash started with early drama, as mere seconds after OM winger Abdulaziz Barrada fired a long-range strike just wide of goal, PSG opened the scoring through Blaise Matuidi. Marseille were behind […]

Marseille’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Continues to Improve as Le Classique Awaits

For Ligue 1 giants Marseille, the 2015/16 season has been a turbulent one. Aside from the poorly-timed resignation of Marcelo Bielsa, they’ve also been forced to endure a transfer saga involving star player Dimitri Payet, who eventually left the club for English outfit West Ham, as well as an extended run of ordinary form. In […]