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It was supposed to be a party. And then fate decided otherwise. Burdened by an unlucky goal and failed frames, the Marseillais lost for their second C1 match, against Frankfurt, in a boiling Vélodrome. But who deserves more.


Olympique de Marseille 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Goal: Lindstrom (43e)

Mistral was filmed in Marseille. After a historic start to the season, OM approached Eintracht Frankfurt with confidence. Maybe too little. Beaten by the Eagles with a scratch from Lindström, the Marseillais never knew how to raise their heads in a game where we rarely see their true face. Between technical clumsiness, lost duels and impatience, Igor Tudor’s men scuttle themselves against a more successful opponent, peaceful, but far from brilliant. Solid defence, Eintracht Frankfurt brought the Velodrome down. After two days, only OM is the last in group D.

Kolo Muani in all the right moves

Is the pressure too much for Igor Tudor’s men? In a white-hot Velodrome, especially after the incidents between the German parking lot and the north bend, the atmosphere is in any case electric. What stopped the Olympians? Their shoulders seemed heavy in any case, unlike an Eintracht Frankfurt who entered the game at a level, quickly pushing OM to their limits. Kings of duels since the beginning of time, the Marseillais found a respondent. Failed, they failed technically many times, which destroyed many opportunities in the first period. Alexis Sánchez was familiar with the opener several times (12e18e38e), while Payet could also escape the Vélodrome with a blocked shot (32e). But the Olympian attackers don’t have fire in their legs like Randal Kolo Muani. The former Nantes player was hurt by every ball he touched and, with a little more conviction, could have opened the scoring with a long shot after a solitary performance (25e). Failing that, he caused Veretout’s mistake. In a seemingly innocuous cross after losing the ball from Bailly, the Marseillais missed his intervention and offered an unexpected pass to Lindström, who was alone in the area, where it was enough. (1-0, 43e).

Sánchez, Gerson and Payet, the trio lost

Damaged by an attacking trio next to their crampons, OM returned from the locker room with their heads in the bucket. And it was Eintracht who almost doubled the stake, before Igor Tudor reacted. The Croatian did not hesitate to take Sánchez, Payet and Gerson, each one more disappointing than the other, to give ideas to his people. A useful choice, because the entries of Harit, Ünder and Suárez immediately revitalized OM. Clauss stumbled twice in the Trapp (60e66e), before Suárez ate the sheet alone in the penalty spot (70e). Pau Lopez then saved OM twice (75e80e), before the VAR canceled a goal from Kamada in a counter flash (79e). A fictitious pawn that also caused the tenth incident between the German parking lot and the north bend, despite calls for calm from both French and German speakers. As calm returns to the stands, OM pushes the turf. Jordan Veretout tries from distance (88e), while announcing six minutes of added time. But tonight is still needed for OM, who lacks everything, and who can play all night without finding fault. Bottom of their group after two days, the Phocaeans will have to react during a double confrontation against Sporting, Tottenham scorer, and group leader. A brutal return to earth for OM. Olympique de Marseille (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez-Bailly (Guendouzi, 65e), Balerdi, Leg – Tavares, Veretout, Rongier, Clauss – Gerson (Harit, 59e), Payet (Lower, 59e) – Sanchez (Luis Suarez, 59e). coach : Igor Tudor.

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

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