Without shaking, OM regains their second place – Dbrief and COMMENTS from the players (OM 2-0 MHSC) – Football

At the end of a controlled encounter, Olympique de Marseille logically beat Montpellier (2-0) this Sunday, at the end of the 31st day of Ligue 1. OM recaptured their second place in the standings.

Without trembling, OM resumed their second

Dieng’s joy after his goal (1-0, 9th)

Olympique de Marseille reacts to Stade Rennais. The Marseille club was overtaken by the Bretons on Saturday and regained a three-point lead over its competitor in 2nd place in the standings thanks to the victory over Montpellier (2-0), this Sunday, at the end of the 31st day of the league 1.

OM make the difference in 19 minutes

From the first minutes, the inhabitants of Montpellier applied high pressure and did not hesitate to attack as quickly as possible. But it was the Marseillais who took the lead on a goal from Dieng, well served by Harit (1-0, 9th). Behind, the MHSC stayed on base from their start of the game, hitting several hot situations in the Marseille area, without success. Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men were not rewarded for their good start to the match against the more successful Olympians.

In the end, Marseille broke through on another penalty obtained after Ferri’s foul on Dieng in the area (2-0, 19th). After that, apart from an attack by Mavididi that was repelled by Mandanda, the Hérault club had no more great opportunities while the Marseillais remained dangerous with every attack in the last 30 meters of the opponent. Omlin also had to intervene for Dieng and then on a vicious cross from Inder to prevent his team from returning to the locker room with an even greater delay on the scoreboard.

A very calm second act

In the second period, the Marseillais managed to gain their advantage and were not really endangered by the visitors. The risk to OM then was to fall asleep a bit in this encounter which was not far from happening as Savanier was very close to taking advantage of a bad pass from Kamara in his area to close the gap on a shot that eventually found the side netting. A big scare without consequences for Jorge Sampaoli’s men. And the only one until the final whistle to end a very quiet second act for Marseille against a harmless Montpellier team, reduced to ten after Omlin’s exclusion at the end of the game for a foul on Luis Henrique.

The score of the match: 5.5/10

We witnessed a lively first period between two teams that never finished the game, but real opportunities were rare despite the two goals from OM. The second half was much less exciting between a Marseille team in management and Montpellier residents who had no solutions to wake up their opponents.

The goals :

– Launched into the depths by Rongier, Harit resists Estve’s return, advances to Omlin and shifts left towards Dieng. The Marseille striker only has to push the ball into the empty goal (1-0, 9th).

– After a penalty, nder Omlin takes the foot of a shot from the left (2-0, 19th).

COMMENTS from the players

Maxifoot has assigned a score (out of 10) of comments to each player.

Man of the match: Amine Harit (7/10)

The attacking midfielder from Marseille has confirmed his current good form. The Morocco international has made a huge difference thanks to his technique and his vision of the game.image of his decisive pass for Dieng on the opener.


Steve Mandanda (6): a quiet evening for the goalkeeper of Marseille. Favorite Lopez, who had only one real save on a shot by Mavididi in the first period. He was vigilant to reassure his defense on his rare interventions.

Valentin Rongier (7): a good match for the ex-Nantes player. As usual, he was serious in the right-back position and didn’t get into trouble defensively. He also distinguished himself offensively with a nice pass to Harit on OM’s first goal. Replace the 79th with Pol Lirola (not not)

William Saliba (7): The central defender of OM played another good game. He left nothing but crumbs for the Montpellier attackers throughout the game. His calm during recovery and his reading of the game to stop the opponent’s offensives were invaluable to his team.

Boubacar Kamara (6): Based in the central defence, the minot let his playing intelligence speak to break the passing lines and repel the hot balls in his area. However, he made a big mistake on a pass to his ill-adapted surface, which Savanier almost took advantage of to close the gap.

Luan Peres (7): the OM defender played a very serious match. Back in the starting eleven, the Brazilian made good interventions to avert the danger against Mollet and then Cabella. Sober and efficient.

Matto Guendouzi (6): another clean example for the Marseille midfielder. The France international has been invaluable to his team thanks to his ability to repeat efforts. He was good at recovering and using the ball.

Pape Gueye (6.5): The Senegalese midfielder, created after Caleta-Car’s last-minute withdrawal, confirmed his rise to power in this Marseille team. Coming back from AFCON with more confidence, he showed real calm in midfield and didn’t hesitate to take initiatives in the game to break the lines by running or passing. Replace the 79th with Sead Kolasinac (not not)

Gerson (6): the Brazilian has been in good shape in recent weeks. He offers a good combination with Dieng who takes the penalty 2-0. He could have killed the tension in the second period, but he missed a shot from the right, his bad foot, completely.

Cengiz nder (6): Active on his right lane, the Turkish winger didn’t hesitate to provoke the ball at the foot or try his luck with strikes from the left. He doesn’t tremble to score his penalty. Replace the 60th with Dimitri Payet (not not)

Cheikh Dieng (7): the Senegalese international doesn’t tremble to open the score on a perfect serve from Harit, then he gets the 2-0 penalty on a foul by Ferri. He is sometimes a bit too sloppy, the image of his rat on the occasion of the 3-0 because of a bad ball handling. Replace the 60th with Luis Henrique (not not)

Amine Harit (7): Read the comment above.


Jonas Omlin (3): a difficult evening for the goalkeeper of Montpellier. He can do nothing on OM’s first goal and then bows for the next penalty. He does not finish the meeting because he is shown a red card in the 90th minute for a foul on Luis Henrique.

Arnaud Souquet (4): Montpellier’s right-back was moved defensively by Dieng and didn’t do much offensively, as he lacked precision in his transmissions. Replace the 79th with Junior Sambia (not not)

Maxime Esteve (4.5): Montpellier’s central defender let Harit escape on the opener for OM. He then made up for it with major surgery.

Mamadou Sakho (4): with such an appointment, an experienced defender must bring peace to his team. This has not been the case. He radiated fever against the Marseille attackers, the image of his intervention was missing on a heel from nder or lost this ball under pressure from Gerson.

Nicolas Cozza (4): the left side lost a lot of balls and was not successful on his crosses. A very average game.

Leo Leroy (5): the young midfielder from Montpellier reacted present in the duels and scratched balls in the feet of Marseille. A solid game.

Jordan Ferri (4): The former Lyonnais complicated his team’s task by conceding the 0-2 penalty for a foul on Dieng. He never managed to get back into the game after that, as he was dominated by the opposing midfielders. Replace the 79th with Bni Makouana (not not)

Florent Mollet (3): Like his other attacking views, the former Messin didn’t particularly shine in this match. He made quite a few differences up front. Replace the 63rd with Valre Germain (not not)who didn’t show much before his return to Marseille.

Tji Savanier (4): MHSC’s playmaker didn’t have a great night. He didn’t achieve much, the image of his rat on Kamara’s bad pass in the penalty area, and did not evolve to the level expected for such an encounter. A disappointment.

Sepe Elye Wahi (3): The young MHSC striker was rarely seen in this encounter. Against Rongier and Saliba he made no difference for his part. Replace the 63rd with Rmy Cabella (not not)who made no impression on his return to L1.

Stephy Mavididi (4): His runs and his stables served his team well at the start of the match, but he gradually disappeared from the radar as the minutes passed. In the second period he was not very concerned about the defense of Marseille.

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MARSEILLE 2-0 MONTPELLIER (interim: 2-0) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 31st day
Stadium: Orange Velodrome, Marseille – Referee: Jeremy Stinat, France

goals : C. Dieng (9th) C. nder (19th, pen.) for MARSEILLE
Warnings J. Ferri (18th) L. Leroy (66th) J. Omlin (90th)for MONTPELLIER

MARSEILLES. MandalaW. SalibaB. KamaraV. Rongier (S. Kolasinac, 79th)Luan PeresMr GuendouziP. Gueye (Pol Lirola, 79th)GersonC. nder (D. Payet, 60th)A. HaritC. Dieng (Luis Henrique, 60th)

MONTPELLIERJ. OmlinMr EsteveMr SakhoA. Souquet (V. Germain, 79th)N.CozzaL.LeroyJ. Ferri (S. Sambia, 79th)T.SavanierF. Mollet (R. Cabella, 63rd)S. WahiV. Mavididi (B. Makouana, 90+2nd)

The joy of the Marseillais at the opening of Dieng’s score (1-0, 9th)

nder congratulated by Gueye after his penalty (2-0, 19th)

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