Foreign football: Saelemaekers and Carrasco are smiling, Marseille no longer advances

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to meAnd at the Maradona Stadium in Naples, Milan won 0-1 in the duel for first place in the Italian championship thanks to a goal by Olivier Giroud. Among the Neapolitans, Dries Mertens entered the game (76), just ahead of Alexis Saelemaekers (80) among the Rossoneri. Milan (60 points) is the new leader, ahead of Inter (58 points), who played one game less, and Napoli (57 points).

In Naples, Luciano Spalletti played continuity and again trusted the trio of Matteo Politano-Pieter Zielinski-Lorenzo Insigne to support Victor Osimhen. At Milanesti, Stefano Pioli submitted Frank Casey’s proposal to three quarters with Junior Messias and Raphael Liao behind Olivier Giroud. All this did not generate much excitement in the first half between two teams, who were mainly thinking of neutralizing each other and did not create real scoring opportunities.

Everything changed once he recovered: in a free kick from Sandro Tonali, Davide Calabria badly kicked from the right flank, the ball reached Giroud, who beat David Ospina (49, 0-1). Milan still inherited a great opportunity through Ismail Bennacer, who saved his left shot by the Napoli goalkeeper (65).

Marseille was beaten

In France, FC Monaco led by Philippe Clement shocked the 27th day at the Circuit Velodrome de Marseille (0-1). In the standings, OM maintained third place (47 points) and Club Rocher in eighth place (41 points). OM largely dominated the first period playing at a good pace and creating the best chances through Matteo Guendouzi (11, 22), Dimitri Payet (27) and Cedric Bakambu (31, 33). But the Fujians were almost penalized before the break if the video assistant referee did not intervene to cancel Monegas’ goal from Jean Lucas with an initial offside of a few centimeters (42).

With the start of the second half, Marseille lost control of the match and struggled against the initiatives of Kevin Voland, Gelson Martins and Wissam Ben Yedder. Match efforts were quickly rewarded with Martins’ fourth goal in the league (59, 0-1). A goal initially rejected by the referee on the grounds of offside by the Portuguese, but was awarded after a video intervention.

OM went on the offensive again and although they did not concede any timeouts, they were unable to prevent ASM from ending a black streak with a penalty shootout by Nantes in the inning. – Coupe de France final in the middle of the week, 1-2 loss to Reims and a draw to Bordeaux and Lorient. Among the assistants, Elliot Matazzo remained on the bench.

And earlier Sunday, Lille, with Amadou Onana for 20 minutes, beat Clermont 4-0.

Atletico de Carrasco win

On Sunday, Atletico Madrid won 1-3 at the Betis stadium in Seville, in a match that will be decided on the 27th day of the Spanish championship. Warning (63rd place), Yannick Carrasco stepped into the match (21) between the winners. Thanks to this success, Colchoneros (48 points, 4) surpassed Betis (46 points, 5) in the standings.

Atletico led the result thanks to a quick goal from Joao Felix (2, 0-1) when Carrasco entered the match instead of Syme Vrsaljko, who was limping (21). With three outings on injuries, two for the visitors and one for Betis, the match took on the look of carnage. But the two teams did not fail and proved their danger in turn. Thus, Christian Tello equalized for Betis (45 + 5, 1-1).

The second half was also lively, and while Betis seemed to have the upper hand, Felix scored twice in a superb counter-kick led by Rodrigo de Paul and Marco Llorente (61, 1-2). On a cross from Carrasco, Antoine Griezmann could have ensured the success of Colchoneros (78th) but the French striker was more effective by sending Thomas Lemar after making the difference against Victor Ruiz in the right lane (81, 1-3).

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