Sampaoli’s Olympique de Marseille has entered a crisis. The comfortable distance that he had with respect to his pursuers has disappeared at a stroke after a streak of three consecutive games without knowing the victory. The Marseille team, desperate for the lack of a goal, succumbed by the minimum in their stadium against Monaco thanks to a goal from Gelson Martins in the second part. The field management of the Argentine was again ineffective and Marseille officially lost the second place in Ligue 1 in favor of Nice, who beat PSG.
The game started in Velodrome with an overwhelming command of OMbut without being able to disturb Nubel. The ones from Sampaoliestablished in a negative dynamic of results, they were unable to get rid of Clément’s strong individual markingswho planted two lines of four to defend in Marseilles and he attacked in a rather pragmatic way, aware that the Vélodrome is a stadium where you don’t have to take many risks.
Despite some arrival of Guendouzi, who tested Nübelalthough without many complications, and a bitten auction of Milikthe clearest opportunity in the first half was from Monaco. In fact, he ended up scoring, but the referee signaled offside and the VAR ratified the line judge’s decision. Jean Lucas had found the back of the center backs of the Marseilles for the first time in the first 45 minutes, in evidence of how little both teams risked in a first half marked by the lack of chances.
The bad dynamics of Marseille was confirmed again, another dayin the second part. That’s when the Ben Yedder festival started. It is utopian to think that a player of the caliber of the former Seville continue year in and year out without being able to play a competition like the Champions League. The striker destroyed Sampaoli with a recital in support that generated the 0-1 of Gelson Martins. Ben Yedder attracted Caleta-Car, took him out of the zone and left Volland alone, who crashed his shot into the post and the Portuguese took advantage of the rebound to beat Paul Lopez. The Marseilles finished in despair and confirmed their second loss in a row at home in the Ligue 1.
Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (64′, Bakambu), Chrislain Matsima (77′, Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi), sofiane diop (77′, Gelson Martins), Myron Boudu (77′, Volland), Pol Lirola (79′, V. Rongier), Kolasinac (79′, Luan Peres), Alexander Golovin (84′, Ben Yedder)
0-1, 57′: Gelson Martins
Referee: Anthony Gautier
VAR Referee: Clement Turpin
Luan Peres (52′, Yellow) Axel Disassi (55′, Yellow) Boubacar Kamara (90′, Yellow