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Ligue 1 – Payet still wears OM and turns on the red lantern – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Ligue 1 - Payet still wears OM and turns on the red lantern - FRENCH FOOTBALL 1

Round 24 Ligue 1
Orange Velodrome Stadium
Olympique de Marseille beat Toulouse 1-0
OM Objective: Payet (51′)

For the 24th round, Olympique de Marseille beat Toulouse (1-0) thanks to a new goal from Dimitri Payet. A success that allows the Phoenician club, second in Ligue 1, to temporarily relegate To Rennes to 9 points.

When the second, undefeated in Ligue 1 for 12 games, receives the last, which has not won in the league for almost 4 months, one inevitably expects an unbalanced match. And yet, Olympique de Marseille had to walk away to dominate Toulouse on Saturday in the Vélodrome. He quickly felt the trap for the locals, who saw former Marseille player Leya Iseka hit the post awkwardly from the start! A few minutes later, it took a saving reflex from Mandanda to prevent Boisgard from opening the score.

Enough to wake up OM, whose centers were dangerous but never taken by a striker. It must be said that the red lantern, the worst defense of La 1, defended quite well. Better yet, Téfécé, undisturbed by the injury of his goalkeeper Kalinic, thought of opening the scoring thanks to Makengo, whose goal was logically disallowed for an offside and a ball out. For his part, OM waited extra time in the first period to have his first real chance in a Radonjic attack captured by the incoming Reynet. The Velodrome was waiting for a transformed team when they returned from the locker room.

Payet, he’s back

But the Marseilles seemed to be returning at a similar and insufficient pace. The moment chosen by the savior Payet (1-0, 51o) to shoot under the Reynet bar! Another jewel of Reunion, decidedly in great shape. Marseille entered management mode, while Toulouse gradually took control. A dangerous strategy for the Mandanda team, decisive in the takeover of Leya Iseka! Payet’s failed break ball is still anecdotal, OM wins, temporarily puts Rennes at 9 points and sinks Toulouse…