Michael Cox for Zonal Marking:
It’s difficult not to admire the way Bielsa plays – it creates incredibly enthralling football, and the second goal was a perfect example of how the heavy pressing can cause quick turnovers and create immediate chances. Seeing Romao, in theory a centre-back, pressing an opponent in such an advanced position was remarkable, and sums up Marseille’s approach here, and throughout the campaign.
Yet it still feels incredibly disorganised and frantic at times, and only poor PSG finishing prevented this from becoming an absolute thrashing. Traditionally Bielsa likes to have a spare man at the back, which means the pressing is less dangerous with the safety net of a sweeper behind. Here, though, it was often difficult to work out who the spare man was. Was it Lemina? And if so, was he really in a position to help?