OM’s insane schedule
So far, Olympique de Marseille has done strong. Four matches (that of Nice to be replayed), three victories, a draw, 10 points on the clock. Jorge Sampaoli mentioned it in his press conferences, he finds his workforce a bit light. But light why? From this Thursday, we should have an answer.
Indeed, the Phocéens took off for Russia, Moscow more precisely, since they will start a Europa League campaign tonight on the lawn of Lokomotiv. Therefore, they will play every three days and even if the Marseillais did very well against AS Monaco this Saturday (2-0), without Payet and Milik, it could be complicated in the weeks to come.
In the next fortnight, until the end of September, the players of Pablo Longoria’s club will have five meetings! They will start in Russia this Thursday, before hosting Rennes on Sunday and then heading to Angers in the middle of the week. Then, they will welcome Lens, then Galatasaray.
But what about the month of October? They will again chain six matches. Beginning of the journey in Lille on the 3rd, then reception of Lorient on the 17th. But then, it’s death. Travel to Rome to face Lazio on the 21st, reception of PSG at the Vélodrome on the 24th, match against Nice, we don’t know where yet, on the 27th, then match in Clermont on the 31st. After that month, Jorge Sampaoli will know if Pablo Longoria should have strengthened its workforce a little bit …