Peaks / Fluctuations – Alexis Sanchez In good form, lack of success on both sides… Find tops / flops in Ligue 1’s match day 20.
Alexis Sanchez decisive and decisive
Double the defensive returns and constantly bring danger to Monaco’s defence. Alexis Sanchez (34) has already proven himself to be a leader in Marseille’s group. He used little in the first half, the former top scorer for Barcelona, Arsenal or Inter Milan, and then showed himself in his favor. To his credit, the Chilean scored the goal (47) that allowed OM to return to par thanks to a recovery that deceived the Monegasque goalkeeper. He spared no effort and was heavily involved in Team draw.
The first half of Monaco
Monaco mastered the first act perfectly. Defensively and tactically, Philippe Clement’s men managed to repel Marseille’s attacks and proved themselves dangerous on several occasions, such as their young striker Ben Saghir (17). The rock gem brought speed, and didn’t hesitate to crash. Thus, the result of the first half in favor of Monaco was not deserved, and Philippe Clement will be able to rely on his rules during the upcoming meetings.
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Nobility is wrong
Alexandre Nobel was no more worried than he was by the Marseille attacks. But on a long shot from the Portuguese Nuno Tavares, the German goalkeeper pushed the ball away without taking possession of it and returned the ball to Alexis Sanchez’s feet. The latter does not need to be asked and his team is allowed to return to the game. A mistake has serious consequences.
The two teams are embarrassed in front of the goal
We are not up to the standards of Monaco’s last Ligue 1 match against Ajaccio (7-1). In the first half, Ben Yedder missed the first duel by crossing his shot too far (15) and then got a hole 15 minutes later. In the face of Marseille goalkeeper Robin Blanco, the French international stings his ball, but his shot is saved first. The ball returns to him, but another failure. Marseille has not been left out since Nuno Tavares scored eight goals on goal, without success. Balerdi hit the bar with a header that could have been decisive.