Football: OM provides the essentials and climbs to the top of Ligue 1

Football: OM provides the essentials and climbs to the top of Ligue 1


OM provides the essentials and climbs to the top of Ligue 1

Marseille did not impress against Brest on Saturday but their victory (2-0) allowed them to temporarily climb to second place in the championship, with a draw with Monaco.


Ismail Sarr scored the break goal after an hour (65).

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Marseille were very passive and boring, as they managed to be effective on Saturday to beat Brest (2-0) at the Velodrome, during the third day of the French League, as Marseille temporarily occupy second place with a draw with Monaco. After playing three matches, Marseille have picked up 7 points, and even if they don’t get them against the big names (Reims, Metz and Brest), they make a good base for a team that has been rebuilt from floor to ceiling in the off-season. whose identity is still very uncertain.

The three points are of course welcome and Marcelino still feels some satisfaction to build on Saturday’s success, but the overall performance is still very mixed. And if Marseille got the three points, it is because the bad luck that accompanied them since the start of the season left them alone this time.

Thus, there was only one good moment in Marseille’s very poor first half and it came very quickly: from the fourth minute, with the signature of Chancel Mbemba, who recovered perfectly from Jordan Viretue’s whimsical free-kick (1-0). . . What followed was terrible. Against Priestois, who gained confidence as the minutes went by, Marseille left the ball a lot to the opponents and also lost it a lot, the rare times they had control of it.

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On the other hand, the Bretons had many opportunities, through Jeremy Le Duaron, who placed an easy header in the arms of Pau Lopez (14), and Steve Mooney, who set another goal just above (24), or two strikes from Mehdi Camara (28) and Leo. Roundabout (30).

Vitonia stands out

The start to the second half was again difficult and Pau Lopez needed several good saves to leave Marseille ahead. The game finally changed shortly after the exit of Ileman Ndiaye and the entry of Vitinha with a newfound confidence. The Portuguese immediately occupied space in the area and after another fine cross from Lodi, broke through the Brest defense just enough to allow Ismaila Sarr to score his first goal for Marseille (2-0, min. 65). Vitinha again gave two golden chances to Verito and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but the result did not move at all.

OM must not lose more points after that Those, already annoying, left in Metz. Finally, his budget before going to Nantes on Friday and then letting the armistice pass, is very correct. But the overall impression is less than that and this OM is still a bit baffling.


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