Lille faced Valencia in the third matchday of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. Both teams seemed to be in a similar form as of late with both failing to keep their consistency in their respective leagues.
The hosts came into the match following a poor showing at Toulouse, resulting in a disappointing 2-1 loss in Ligue 1. This put them down to seventh place in the Ligue 1 table. Valencia, meanwhile, managed to give a strong performance away against Atletico Madrid as they managed to hold the hosts to a 1-1 draw. However, despite their impressive showing, they were unable to get the full three points from the solid side of Diego Simeone.
Despite the fairly low confidence in the Lille side currently, as they haven’t been able to win any of their last four matches before the game, Lille had to quickly pick themselves up as their season is still really far from finished. It can get better or worse from here. The same also goes for Valencia as they seemed to be unable to keep a consistent showing since the start of the season.
In this tactical analysis, we’ll take a closer look at the tactics set up by both sides for this UEFA Champions League clash.
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