The superstars surrendered to the goals of Junior Messias and Olivier Giroud in front of the full Velodrome stadium.
After losing to AC Milan (2-0) on Sunday under Bronca’s lead for their fans in the Velodrome, Olympique de Marseille and their new coach Igor Theodore finished their preparations in doubt, a week before the French Ligue 1 resume against Reims. His goals from Junior Messias (11) and Olivier Giroud (29) are overtaken, Tudor’s work has been discontinued for them and they will not benefit from the grace period…
Because the fans are already overwhelmed with preparations that have not lived up to expectations, with three defeats, a draw and only one victory … against the fans of Marignan-Gignac. The Croatian coach, who replaced Jorge Sampaoli, was already a new welcome for his first performance in the Velodrome by 62,672 spectators. He can now measure the difference in level between his team and those he will face in five weeks’ time in the Champions League.
After four friendlies without much rest, OM planned to conclude its summer preparations with a celebratory match. But against the Italian champion, the vice-champion of France will only be competing for ten minutes, by which time Gerson fired a free-floating strike on Mike Minnian (ninth). The rest of the meeting was summed up in clear and easy Italian domination, embodied in a school counterattack concluded by Junior Messias (11) and then with a school offensive completed by Olivier Giroud (29). Without numerous interventions from Robin Blanco, author of the double show in particular (the 31st), the outcome could have been much heavier.
Defense takes water, Kolasinac drowns
Vélodrome was not mistaken, he who returned from the middle of the first period whistled directed at the Rossoneri towards his players, unable to press or move forward. Marseille’s defence, which was completely overhauled in the off-season, held the water until the end of the first half and especially on the left side, under the control of Sid Kolasinac. The Bosnian was replaced by Nuno Tavares at the end of the first half, on loan from Arsenal and arrived in Marseille only on Saturday. The Portuguese, who is very calm, will have no problem becoming the owner of the left-piston mode, but this is not the only project that awaits Tudor in the coming weeks. The mechanics acquired last year are stubborn, in fact, and his players still feel comfortable with the acquisition game.
Therefore, Marseille will approach the resumption of the championship, Sunday (8:45 pm) against Reims, without certainty in the match even if they cheated during the second period against Milan during training, thanks to two shots from Arkadiusz Milik (46, No. 76) and a header from Jonathan Klaus (Position). 56), which is most acclaimed by the ringside while introducing the eight recruits (Blanco, Gigot, Mpemba, Toure, Elmaz, Klaus, Tavares, Suarez) to the front.
This celebration poster, in which youngster Isaac Touré (19) was disqualified just six minutes after entering the match (79th place), started well in the stands, with a tribute to Pasole Poli, the Champions League winning champion. Heroes of 1993. But the reality of the ’90s is not the reality of the ’20s, and fans were soon disappointed…