Olympique de Marseille won a fourth straight game in the league at Auxerre (2-0), this Saturday, during the 7th day of Ligue 1. The OM continues its good start of the season and prepares perfectly its first appointment in the Champions League.
The series continues for Olympique de Marseille. This Saturday, the Phocaean club won a fourth consecutive game at Auxerre (2-0) in the opening match of the sixth day of Ligue 1. With this fifth victory in six league games, OM has taken the lead, three points ahead of PSG and Lens. The French vice-champions can now focus on their next match against Tottenham on Wednesday, for their Champions League debut.
Gerson quickly puts OM in front
Marseille started the game strongly and took the lead after less than ten minutes thanks to Gerson. The Brazilian, back in the starting line-up, took advantage of an excellent work of Ünder to open the score by taking a close shot from the Turk that was pushed by the post (0-1, 8th). Afterwards, Auxerre reacted to get back to the score, but the Olympians remained the most threatening, with two new opportunities for Gerson, who was stopped by Costil. More aggressive in the duels and technically superior, the Phocéens delivered a beautiful game and managed perfectly their weak moments, showing a beautiful control on the Abbé-Deschamps pitch. But Igor Tudor’s men could not make the breakthrough in the first half, despite a chance for Clauss on a cross from Kaboré, and then a shot too crossed by Mbemba.
Sanchez makes the break
After the break, Marseille lifted their foot off the gas and Auxerre took advantage of the situation to be more dangerous. Lopez was alert to Hein’s shot that escaped the Marseille defense, then saw a diving header from Joly go just past his post. OM played with fire but came close to breaking the deadlock after the hour mark with a chance almost identical to the first goal: Nuno Tavares’ shot hit the post and went back to Sanchez, whose shot was then saved, this time by Costil. As the final 15 minutes ticked away, the Auxerre goalkeeper was again on hand to stop a shot in the box from Suarez and keep his team’s hopes alive in a stadium that was rooting for his team. Despite the support of its public, AJA finally cracked a second time on a goal of Sanchez, perfectly served by Guendouzi (2-0, 83rd). A solid victory for OM.
The note of the match: 6/10
The first half was dominated by OM who were not really worried and did not really give everything to make the break after their first goal. The second half was a bit more balanced with dangerous chances on both sides, but Marseille concretized its superiority by scoring a second goal at the end of the game. A pleasant match in a nice atmosphere.
– Thrown in behind Mensah by Kaboré, Ünder broke into the box on the right side, took out Coeff with a hook and put a right-footed shot that hit the opposite post. Gerson followed up well and scored from close range (0-1, 8th). – Harit was served by Sanchez, who was able to get in the middle of the field and then pass to Guendouzi on the right side of the box, who passed back to Sanchez for the penalty spot. The Chilean took the ball with his right foot to beat Costil low down (0-2, 83rd).
The NOTES of the players
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Man of the match: Gerson (7/10)
The Brazilian made a good copy. Starting for the first time since his injury on August 20th, the Marseille midfielder started his game perfectly by taking a shot from Ünder pushed by the post to score the first goal of the game. Excellent in his projections and technical gestures, he gave an impression of ease on the pitch. He could have scored two more goals without Costil’s good interventions in the first half. Replaced in the 59th minute by Mattéo Guendouzi (not noted), decisive pass for Sanchez at the end of the game.
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