The Saint-Etienne tries his luck at 20 meters but Mandanda does not let himself be deceived by the rebound in front of him.
Not much has happened in the past few minutes and the game is getting more and more hectic.
Jorge Sampaoli’s men have finally managed to get their heads out of the water and get into the forward gear. All that remains is to get clear opportunities …
The defender of the Greens, who has just made his entry, perfectly cuts a corner at the near post. But he can’t find the frame.
Entering the area, in the corner, Thauvin rolls up his free kick and manages to get around the wall. His strike is just a few inches from Green’s amount!
OM have a lot to play against with a three against two. Payet looks for Thauvin in the box but the French can’t control the ball.
Thauvin looks for Gueye with a small ballooning over the defense. Green is ahead of the OM midfielder and strikes his fist as best he can.
Khazri, first on a strike entering the box and then one against one, stumbled twice on the OM goalkeeper. The Saint-Etienne waves have been breaking down for several minutes!
Very big domination from Saint-Etienne at the start of the match. OM cannot get their foot on the ball.
The pass is a bit too strong and Mandanda can grab the ball without any problem.
Khazri eliminates Thauvin in the box and puts the ball in front of the goal, but no Stéphanois is there to cut the trajectory. The Greens are enterprising at the start of the match.
The Greens will seek the Marseillais very high and force them to swing long balls.
The French world champion crosses towards the Pole in front of the goal but the latter is preceded by the Saint-Etienne defense.
The kick-off is given between Saint-Etienne and Marseille. The Olympians have the opportunity to consolidate their 5th place.
Scorer of Velez Sarsfield’s 5th goal, midfielder Thiago Almada took part in his team’s large 5-0 victory over Gimnasia on Saturday in this Argentine League Cup match.
OM have virtually qualified for the Conference League, but 5th place could also give a ticket to the Europa League if Monaco or PSG win the Coupe de France.
The Greens beat Villas-Boas OM at the Vélodrome in September on the very first day of Ligue 1 (2-0) thanks to goals from Hamouma and Bouanga.
12th in Ligue 1 with 42 points, Claude Puel’s men can mathematically ensure their maintenance in the event of victory against OM this Sunday. A success would allow them to take eight points ahead of Nantes, 18th and barrage, two days from the end.
The Marseillais (5th) have the opportunity to take three points ahead of the Lensois (6th), heavily beaten by Lille on Friday (3-0). They could also push Rennes (7th) to five points before the Bretons’ match against PSG tonight.
For one of his last matches with OM, Florian Thauvin is a good start, as is Luis Henrique on the left flank.
Mandanda â ???? Lirola, Alvaro Gonzalez, Balerdi, Caleta-Car, Luis Henrique â ???? Gueye, Kamara, Thauvin â ???? Payet, Milik
Claude Puel maintains his confidence in Etienne Green in goal, Bajic will be on the bench. In peak, Charles Abi is tenured, unlike Romain Hamouma.
Jacques Cardoze, the journalist for France TÃ © visions, announced his arrival as OM’s communications director on Friday. He will take up his duties at the end of the season.
According to our sources, Thiago Almada, the young Argentinian midfielder from VÃ © lez Sarsfield, has given his agreement in principle to OM. According to a source familiar with the matter, discussions have started with Vélz.
This is the big issue that stirred the Marseille weekend: Friday, the Monterrey Tigers formalized the signing of Florian Thauvin for next season. The 28-year-old French world champion was at the end of his contract with OM. He will find AndrÃ © -Pierre Gignac, star of the Mexican team.
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