Europe 1 with AFP 22:16 p.m., March 30, 2023

Marseille hosts Montpellier in the opening of the 29th matchday of Ligue 1 this Friday. OM will try to maintain its second place in the Ligue 1 standings and, why not, try to put pressure on PSG again. The match will be live and in full in "Europe 1 Sport".

Olympique de Marseille, who are suffering this season at the Velodrome, host Montpellier on Friday to retain their second place before Lens, behind on two points, moves Saturday to Rennes, on the 29th matchday of Ligue 1 In fourteen home matches, OM have accumulated three draws and four defeats. "It's like playing the final of the Champions League every game," Marseille coach Igor Tudor told L'Équipe this week.

"And then, in this boiling stadium, come Strasbourg, Angers or Ajaccio. And what do their players say to each other? 'My God, today it's beautiful, look at this, this crowd, this stadium, we can't miss it!' They play the game of the year, and it costs you points." This will still be the case on Friday (21pm) against Montpellier (11th), again solid since the return of Michel Der Zakarian in early February and which sees the relegation zone move away.

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"With envy"

"The atmosphere of the Velodrome makes you want to play there. But don't go there just being happy to be there. We must go there with the desire to win this match, "promised the goalkeeper of Montpellier Benjamin Lecomte. The Marseillais, who won with difficulty against Reims before the international break, have the pressure of the Lensois (3rd), just two points behind them.

But the Northerners, carried by a Loïs Openda bursting for several matches move to Rennes Saturday (19h), invigorated by the victory against PSG (2-0). On Sunday, Paris hosts Olympique Lyonnais to relaunch itself towards an 11th league title France its end of the season, tarnished by the last defeat at the Parc des Princes against the Bretons and by a cruel lack of desire since the elimination in the eighth final of the Champions League by Bayern.