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This Wednesday night, Olympique de Marseille traveled to Frankfurt, at Deutsche Financial institution Park, on behalf of the fifth day of the Champions League. An oh so necessary night since earlier than this confrontation, the Phocaeans have been ranked second on this very homogeneous Group D.

Sure, however now, OM misplaced (1-2) and now discover themselves within the final place of the group. To qualify, they should beat Tottenham on the Orange Vélodrome subsequent Tuesday. However let’s return to this chilly Frankfurt evening in a white-hot Deutsche Financial institution Park. From the third minute, the OM defenders have been picked off chilly by Kamada.

A beleaguered atmosphere

This aim is the symptom of what we may observe on the prime of the German stadium. Inefficient urgent from Harit and Clauss, a Mbemba who had forgotten to defend, a Gigot too naive for this stage and a Pau Lopez who was proper to be exhausted from the defensive errors of his crew. Valentin Rongier may harangue his teammates as a lot as he wished simply earlier than kick-off, he himself was extraordinarily removed from the motion of the aim. Difficult for a defensive midfielder.

As a result of all of the aforementioned issues have been discovered with every German perforation within the Marseille camp. Midfielders with absent subscribers, regardless of the incessant and ineffective races of Jordan Veretout. We nonetheless marvel the place Valentin Rongier was, but so good at destruction in Ligue 1.

The pistons nonetheless don’t know how you can defend and you’ll ensure that when he could make it easy, Nuno Tavares will all the time make it sophisticated. Clauss, he doesn’t assault and doesn’t defend, or badly. The three behind additionally had a sophisticated night. Balerdi did win a couple of duels, however made a mistake that will have been pricey if Lopez was not cautious. Samuel Gigot missed out and Kolasinac, who changed him, didn’t have rather more affect. Lastly Chancel Mbemba became a quarterback tonight. He most popular to cross (good, since he provides an help) than to defend.

A passive protection

The physique language of some challenged, together with that of Nuno Tavares, who changed himself at a gradual trot and Chancel Mbemba who performed ball boys when it was on fireplace defensively. Tonight, in contrast to Lens, this weekend, they missed out collectively. Igor Tudor, OM coach, at a press convention, did lots to reassure everybody…

I haven’t seen that. They created hazard, so did we. There have been some on each side. Taking part in like that, of their stadium, towards a crew that gained the Europa League… We put the content material to win or to grab a draw and in the long run we lose, it’s performed on particulars. I noticed constructive issues. We’ve got this last in 5 – 6 days. We don’t have to interrupt our heads, it’s the match of the 12 months. The way in which we now have performed thus far, we should qualify. We’re ok for that. All these 5 matches, there’s something to be happy with. We have been courageous, we gained and we misplaced some, however the method, the best way we jostled these massive groups. It makes me proud, the gamers might be too. Now, we by no means prefer to lose. Who likes this? The gamers deserve this last and they’re going to have it. The sport has solely simply begun “Defined the Croatian large all smiles.