This Saturday night, earlier than returning to the Champions League in opposition to Frankfurt in Germany, Olympique de Marseille hosted Racing Membership de Lens on the Orange Vélodrome. It was an essential assembly. On the one hand as a result of the Artésiens had traumatized Jorge Sampaoli final season, but in addition as a result of the lads of Igor Tudor might be a bit distanced from the rostrum within the occasion of defeat.
In an overexcited ambiance regardless of a Velodrome amputated from the decrease a part of its south bend suspended for using pyrotechnic units, the Marseillais had a really good first interval. It was additionally tough since at every contact, gamers remained on the bottom and Mattéo Guendouzi got here to beg one thing from the referee. It was additionally sizzling between Seko Fofana and Léo Balerdi. The Argentinian defender retains shouting on the Ivorian with every duel gained.
It was on this tense ambiance that the gamers of Igor Tudor misplaced (0-1), because of a aim from David Pereira da Costa with a protracted shot blocked by the unlucky Léonardo Balerdi (78th). Nevertheless it was not likely within the recreation, the place they have been lengthy superior, that OM misplaced this Saturday night. It’s above all due to the offensive awkwardness.
“If any crew was going to win tonight, it needed to be us »
We don’t really matter the missed probabilities of Clauss, as a result of his makes an attempt weren’t heading in the right direction. On the finish of considered one of these, he additionally prolonged behind the aim of Brice Samba. When it wasn’t Clauss, it was Guendouzi or Sanchez and when it was heading in the right direction, it was Brice Samba who saved his individuals in an excellent means. Very low statistics by way of photographs heading in the right direction for OM (13 makes an attempt, 3 quick photographs).
Nevertheless, Igor Tudor, in a press convention, didn’t need to dwell on this defect: ” I’ll let you know what I informed them (to the gamers, editor’s observe). I noticed them unhappy, however they didn’t should be. That they had a great match, soccer shouldn’t be all the time truthful or right, if a crew was to win tonight, it needed to be us. Apprehensive ? No, I’m happy with the crew, of what they’ve accomplished. They’d have deserved extra. They should hold their heads up, we have now a match to arrange for in 4 days. I don’t keep in mind a match that we gained with out having deserved it. I don’t assume it was luck or dangerous luck “Defined the Croatian big in the course of the 5 quick post-match questions.