At the Velodrome stadium,
The first Olympico of the season for OM. Olympique de Marseille won on the lowest of scores on Sunday evening at the end of the 14th day of Ligue 1 against Olympique Lyonnais (1-0). The Marseillais finally resume their march forward in the standings, after a big period of turbulence, thanks to an iron defense and an unbeatable Pau Lopez.
The warrior Samuel Gigot
Igor Tudor had decided to field the same attacking trident as against Tottenham, with Amine Harit and Cengiz Under supporting Alexis Sanchez. But like Tuesday, it was a defender who made the difference for OM, again from a corner, with a header, and again just before half-time, but thanks to Samuel Gigot this time (44th) . The native defender of Avignon came to celebrate his full goal in front of the south corner. Unfortunately, he left on the hour mark, too stunned after a head clash with Veretout. But fortunately he was there, because the three attackers have still shown themselves too little.
Far too harmless Lyonnais
It was Laurent Blanc’s fifth game since joining Olympique Lyonnais, but the French technician is slow to make his mark on his team. He had chosen to field a very young midfielder, with Lepenant (19) and Caqueret (20), behind his two more experienced attackers, Lacazette and Dembélé. But the Lyonnais had a lot of trouble creating chances in the first half. His double change at the break, Toko Ekembi for Dembélé and Reine Adélaïde for Aouar, was not decisive. And when his players were in a position to score, Pau Lopez, the OM goalkeeper was there to disgust them.
OM finally resume their march forward
This victory for OM against OL, only the second in 16 games, marks above all the end of a very long month for the Marseillais since they remained on four defeats and a draw since their last victory against Angers, at the end of September. . “October was decisive, you made it catastrophic! All guilty! Obligatory victory! “, could we also read on a banner of the north bend. Long dolphin of PSG, the men of Igor Tudor had fallen to 6th place before the meeting. This goal from Samuel Gigot allows them to get their heads out of the water, and move up to 4th place, one point behind Rennes. The Lyonnais are stagnating in 8th place, seven points behind Marseille. A breath of fresh air in the standings, but also for Igor Tudor whose name was widely booed by the Vélodrome stadium when the teams were announced.
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