Let it be said: OM were not really reassured this Wednesday in Nantes. The Marseillais, with the return of Payet at the forefront while Milik was starting on the bench, certainly produced play at Beaujoire with the help of a particularly restless Harit – only despite their numerical superiority for a long hour, Jorge’s men Sampaoli never knew how to drive the point home after the opening of the score of Gerson (30th).

Well served by the inevitable Payet, the Brazilian so disparaged since his arrival in Marseille may have freed himself tonight. But in terms of the team, OM still have a lot to do to regain the momentum and the promises of the start of the year. The second warning from Pallois, synonymous with a red card (32nd), paradoxically did not help the Olympians to find their bearings against the Canaries necessarily camped on their rear, then too messy in their attempts to reply at the end of the match to return in the game.

While waiting to reconnect with the beautiful certainties of the summer, OM, which is therefore satisfied with the strict minimum as against Troyes three days earlier (1-0), can appreciate its balance sheet which brings it to the second level of the ranking tonight. At the same time, in fact, Rennes failed after nine unbeaten days, surprised 1-2 by Losc de Xeka (31st) and Sanches (45th) when Bourigeaud could not answer until the very end of the game (85th) . Nice for its part shared the points with PSG at Parc des Princes (0-0) and Lens did the same in Clermont (2-2).

Another suspected rival of Marseille, although more distant so far, Lyon did not have a happy evening either. Forced behind closed doors after the aborted Olympico (a sanction taken as a precaution pending the sentence of December 8), OL were surprised at home by Reims on Wednesday evening (1-2). Faes (56th) and Ekitike (90th 2) thus hurt Gones who appeared disorganized and barely saved in their performance by the achievement of Toko Ekambi (66th). Tenth in the standings, the Rhone residents are six lengths behind on the podium.

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