A very small match for a very small victory. But Marseille will be fully satisfied. Because, after having chained a series of five games without a win (1 draw, 4 defeats), Igor Tudor’s men have finally managed to win. Facing Lyon (1-0), a historic rival now pushed back to seven lengths. OM thus made a good move by returning to fourth place in the championship, with 27 points after fourteen days. Only one unit from Rennes, third.
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Five days after the terrible disillusionment with Tottenham in the Champions League (1-2), the Vélodrome was waiting for a reaction from its team. Organized in its traditional 3-4-3, the Phocaeans tried to pack the match with risk-taking and very high pressing. Enough to start the game on a good pace. They were the most enterprising in the first period but without managing to be dangerous in the game. OM nevertheless found the fault on a corner from Veretout taken victoriously from the head by Gigot (1-0, 44th).
Payet came in and Marseille played better
The second act has long been tasteless. The Lyonnais tried timidly to react, to hurt a Pau Lopez who did not have much work. Just four stops, not necessarily very complicated to achieve. Moussa Dembélé was invisible and replaced at half-time. Karl Toko Ekambi, who took his place, only touched one ball in the opposing area. While Alexandre Lacazette had to wait until the 89th minute to frame a strike.
Shortly after the entry into play of Dimitri Payet (85th) who, on his own, woke up the Vélodrome. The 35-year-old French international received a nice ovation from his fans, happy to see him back on the pitch. It was with him on the pitch that OM got their two best situations in the game. Magnificently served by the Reunionese, Clauss centered on Alexis Sanchez. But his head went wide (86th). Then Guendouzi, also entered during the game, lost his face-to-face in front of Lopes (88th). The balance sheet is meager. But the Marseillais will still be able to enjoy before going to Monaco next Sunday.
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