OM sinks against Frankfurt / C1 / Gr. D / OM-Frankfurt (0-1) /

OM sinks against Frankfurt / C1 / Gr. D / OM-Frankfurt (0-1) /

OM sinks against Frankfurt / C1 / Gr. D / OM-Frankfurt (0-1) /

It was supposed to be a party. And then fate decided otherwise. Burdened by an unfortunate goal and failed frames, the Marseillais lost in their second C1 match, against Frankfurt, in a hot velodrome. But who deserved better.


Olympique Marseille-Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1

Goal: Lindstrom (43And)

The mistral shot in Marseille. After a historic start to the season, OM approached the reception of Eintracht Frankfurt with confidence. Maybe a little too much. Beaten by the Eagles on a Lindström scratch, the Marseillais have never been able to raise their heads in a match in which we have rarely seen their true faces. Between technical clumsiness, lost duels and impatience, Igor Tudor’s men threw themselves against a more successful, serene, but far from brilliant opponent. Solid in the defensive phase, Eintracht Frankfurt brought down the Velodrome. After two days, the OMs are the only ones in group D.

Kolo Muani in all the right moves

Was the pressure too great for Igor Tudor’s men? In a hot velodrome, especially after the accidents between the German parking lot and the north bend, the atmosphere was still electric. What inhibits the Olympians? Their shoulders still felt heavy, unlike that of an Eintracht Frankfurt that came into play on a level, quickly pushing the OM to the limit. King of duels since the beginning of the season, the Marseillais have found a responder. Pushed, they then failed technically on several occasions, which destroyed a good number of chances in the first period. Alexis Sánchez knew the first goal several times (12And18And38And), while Payet could also have freed the Vélodrome on a steady shot (32And). But the Olympic strikers didn’t have the fire in the legs that Randal Kolo Muani had. The former Nantes was injured on every ball he touched and, with a little conviction, could have opened the scoring even with a long-range shot after a solitary feat (25And). Failing that, he caused Veretout’s mistake. On an apparently harmless cross due to a loss of the ball by Bailly, the Marseillais miss the intervention and offer an unexpected pass to Lindström, only in the area, which is enough (1-0, 43And).

Sánchez, Gerson and Payet, losing trio

Undermined by an attacking trio near the crampons, OM returned from the locker room with his head in the bucket. And it was Eintracht that nearly doubled, before Igor Tudor reacted. The Croatian did not hesitate to take out Sánchez, Payet and Gerson, one more disappointing than the other, to give ideas to the people of him. A profitable choice, as the voices of Harit, Ünder and Suárez immediately reinvigorated OM. Clauss stumbled on Trapp twice (60And66And), before Suárez eats the towel by himself on the disk (70And). Pau Lopez then saved OM twice (75And80And), before it was the VAR that canceled a goal from Kamada on the counterattack (79And). A fictitious pawn that has also triggered yet another incident between the German parking lot and the north curve, despite the appeals for calm from the French and German speakers. While calm was struggling to return to the stands, OM pushed on the lawn. Jordan Veretout was trying from afar (88And), while six minutes of overtime have been announced. But tonight it took more for OM, who lacked everything, and that he could play all night without finding the fault. Last in their group after two days, the Phocaeans will have to react in the double confrontation against Sporting, Tottenham scorer and group leader. A brutal return to earth for OM. Marseille Olympic (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez-Bailly (Guendouzi, 65And), Balerdi, Leg – Tavares, Veretout, Rongier, Clauss – Gerson (Harit, 59And), Payet (Below, 59And) – Sanchez (Luis Suarez, 59And). Trainer : Igor Tudor.

Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-3): Trapp – Nicka, Hasebe, Tuta – Knauff, Kamada (Dina Hebimbe, 88And), Scrofa, Jakic – Götze (Rode, 71And), Lindström, Kolo Muani (Alario, 88And). Trainer : Oliver Glasner.

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