Marseille has chained a second consecutive success under the orders of Jorge Sampaoli, Saturday against Brest (3-1), during the 29th day of Ligue 1, also marked by the nice blow of Saint-Etienne in Angers (1-0).
- Marseille smiles -
The honeymoon continues between OM and the hot Sampaoli, whose character has rubbed off on a team that fights to the end.
While Michaël Cuisance had made it possible to beat Rennes (1-0) on Wednesday with a goal in the 88th, it was Florian Thauvin who, this time, played the saviors at the end of the match.
Silent for a month, the French international striker offered victory to his team just before the gong (88th).
Five minutes later, Cuisance, again, weighed down the scoreboard with a good recovery (90th + 3).
Earlier, Arkadiusz Milik had launched Marseille on the right track (45 + 1), until the Breton equalizer by Lilian Brassier (71st).
From an accounting standpoint, the arrival of Sampaoli on the bench has done good for OM: for the first time since the beginning of December, Marseille has chained two consecutive successes in the Championship.
The Phocéens thus temporarily take 5th place (45 pts), pending the match of Lens (44 pts) which receives Metz on Sunday.
- The good operation of Saint-Etienne -
Engaged in a maintenance mission, Saint-Etienne managed a good operation by winning in Angers, thanks to Wahbi Khazri (53rd).
The Tunisian international, author of a superb putt, had not scored in Ligue 1 since November 29.
Its achievement rewarded the domination of the Greens, who have managed better than the SCO the poor lawn of the Raymond-Kopa stadium.
"The victory does us a lot of good. Everyone was in unison, the holders and the newcomers," said coach Claude Puel.
The Stéphanois (16th), who remained on two consecutive defeats, temporarily regain eight points ahead of the barrage Nîmes, who receives Montpellier on Sunday.
Angers (9th, 39 pts) remains in the soft belly.
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