• OM beat FC Nantes (1-0) on Wednesday evening, during the sixteenth day of Ligue 1.

  • Gerson and Payet performed well at La Beaujoire.

  • Marseille now occupies 2nd place in the Ligue 1 standings and can hope to stay there with this level of play.

Admittedly, the score is the same as that of last Sunday against ESTAC (1-0). But in the content, the OM of Wednesday evening, in Nantes, showed that he was able to do much better in the game. In a tactical system à la Sampaoli, with Payet in tip, Rongier side, or Gerson swapping with Payet, the OM players showed good playing qualities. In percussion, with in particular an Amine Harit boiling on his side. In the permutations between the players, very often causing trouble in the Nantes defense. But also with strong individualities: Payet and Gerson the first. The great architects of this Marseille victory. “I saw a player involved, who is kind of our spearhead. He is committed, he follows this idea of ​​a game, he defends it and he applies it constantly ”,Jorge Sampaoli launched at a press conference about Dimitri Payet.

As for Gerson, author of the (superb) Marseille goal, Sampaoli is not stingy with compliments about him: “This is exactly the version of Gerson that we want to see.

He was carried towards the attack.

He was very active.

That's why we bet on him ”.

Individualities which do not, however, make us forget the strength that this collective emanated from at Beaujoire.

Because the score does not reflect the clear domination of Marseille against Nantes.

"We show our direct opponents that we are there"

With 70% possession of the ball, OM stumbled on numerous occasions against the Nantes goalkeeper, Alban Lafont, who again released a big match. “You have to gain in efficiency, be sharper, avoid suffering in transitions and especially take pleasure each time by playing in this way,” said the Marseille coach. He was more than satisfied with the performance of his players: “It fills me with joy to see this version of OM again, it's the version that we are building and that we want to see. We try to put this game in place for each match. "

Result: OM now occupies second place in the Ligue 1 standings, behind the Parisian ogre.

“It was super important to take points,” says Valentin Rongier, author of an excellent performance against his former club.

“Especially in view of the other results.

We had to go on and we show our direct opponents that we are there.

It's important to stay in the race ”.

The victory is short, but the step forward is immense.

At the accounting level but also, and above all, at the level of the game produced by OM.


FC Nantes - OM: In numerical superiority, the Marseillais hardly left any chance to the Nantes people.

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