Lyon, France, 1st February 2022. An Ulhsport Official Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchball prior to kick off in the Uber Eats Ligue 1 match at the Groupama Stadium, Lyon. Picture credit should read: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1496-0104

19th-placed Monaco faced Marseille who were in good form in the fifth matchday of Ligue 1 on Sunday. Monaco have not had a single victory yet in their hands with two draws and two losses earned in four matches. Marseille, meanwhile, have been doing a fairly good job as of late, winning two matches while drawing and losing once respectively.

Almost getting relegated last season after finishing in a 17th-place in the Ligue 1 table, the arrival of Leonardo Jardim was expected to restore the Monegasque club and bring them back to the upper-side of the table where they belong. However, their terrible performances and unpleasing results have surprisingly continued onto this season and unsurprisingly, they earned yet another loss in the league, making them winless in five games already. On the other side of the pitch though, the results put the side that are currently managed by Andres Villas-Boas in fourth place with 10 points, overtaking Lille in the process.

In this tactical analysis, we’ll be taking a closer look at how both teams performed and what kind of tactics did they set up for the game.


Monaco (4-4-2)

Having used a 3-5-2 system in their last match, Monaco reverted to using a 4-4-2 in this match. The strikeforce of Wissam Ben Yedder and Islam Slimani was yet again on display in this match after the two strikers playing very well in their last match against Strasbourg with the latter scoring two in that game. Several changes of personnel can be seen with Benoît Badiashile, Adrien Silva, and Gil Dias all relegated to the bench while Ruben Aguilar, Tiémoué Bakayoko, and Cesc Fàbregas saw their names in the starting lineup in this game.

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