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Monaco hosted Lille in matchday 19 of Ligue 1. This was their second meeting in a row after their last meeting several days earlier in Coupe de la Ligue. Their previous match ended with a comfortable 0-3 victory for Lille, but this time Monaco took revenge to a whole new level.

Leonardo Jardim’s side ran out clear winners as Monaco “surprise” Lille with a 5-1 win. This would be a perfect case of “learning from mistakes” as Jardim very clearly took a different approach and utilised a different system in this game. Christophe Galtier, meanwhile, used the exact same approach. In the end, the latter’s tactics were easily neutralised.

We’ll explain more about both team’s tactics in this tactical analysis.


Ligue 1 2019/20: Monaco vs Lille - tactical analysis tactics
Both team’s lineups.

Jardim made some very clear changes coming into this game. Having used a 4-3-3 system last time out against Lille, Les Monégasques played in a 5-4-1 system in this game, which would shift into a 3-4-3 when they’re going forward. This proved to be a very crucial change as this time, they managed to neutralise Lille both in the attacking and defensive phase. Jardim also changed half of the personnel that started in the last game with Benjamin Lecomte, Gil Dias, Jemerson, Kamil Glik, Gelson Martins, and Wissam Ben Yedder starting in this game. Meanwhile, Danijel Subašić, Benoît Badiashile, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Islam Slimani, Cesc Fàbregas, and Jean-Kévin Augustin were relegated to the bench.

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