Widely shaken, Olympique de Marseille brought back a good point from their trip to Brest (1-1), this Sunday, during the second day of Ligue 1. An almost flattering score for the Marseille club, clearly dominated in the second period.
Brest could have won against Marseille.
Olympique de Marseille could almost be happy. Clearly dominated after the break, the Marseille club brought back a good point from their trip to Brest (1-1), this Sunday, during the second day of Ligue 1.
Too technically correct, the men of Igor Tudor frowned the correctional several times against the much more dangerous Bretons in the second period.
Tavares without pity
In the rain, the Marseillais started like against Reims, that is to say strong with the desire to hurt in the first moments. On a good breakthrough, Guendouzi was not far from opening the scoring but Bizot made a good save to save his side. Pressed very high, the Brestois did not panic and easily repelled opposing offensives thanks in particular to a serene midfielder with the ball and rather clean in his ball outings.
Over the minutes, the Breton club was even more accurate in its attacks. On one of them, Le Douaron thought he was deceiving Blanco but his diving header hit the post. A warm alert that had an effect. Following a magnificent combination from a corner, Clauss found Tavares, ruthless on his recovery at the far post (0-1, 38th). Milik, he was next to the plate and could have had a second warning for a third nudge before the break.
Lees-Melou’s crazy goal, left Brest
When they returned from the locker room, Brest raised their voices. Barely entered, Belaili missed the target on his head before offering a goal ball Honorat, which heated Blanco’s gloves. Before the jewel of the evening. On a corner from the Algerian repelled by Mbemba, Lees-Melou, 20 meters, placed an extraordinary half-volley on the left of the Spanish goalkeeper, completely beaten (1-1, 61st). A sensational goal, probably the most beautiful of this start to the championship.
In confidence, the SB29 dared, the image of Dari, who tackled Guendouzi in an authoritarian manner. Moments later, Le Douaron had a golden ball but the striker inexplicably missed the target as Blanco fended off a Cardona header. A disappointing result on paper but ultimately flattering for Igor Tudor’s men, who disappeared in the second period. For its part, Brest can harbor regrets.
The score of the match: 6/10
A game far from exceptional on a technical level, but there were chances and above all rhythm. Overall, the Brestois were more dangerous and sharp than the disappointing Marseillais. A great meeting for the spectators.
The goals :
– nder hits a corner back for Clauss, who raises his head and crosses at the far post. On reception, Tavares, who beat Magnetti to punish Bizot with a volley into the side netting (0-1, 38′).
– On a Belaili corner, Mbemba clears the ball with his head. At 20 meters, Lees-Melou, alone, sends an exceptional praline halfway up to find Blanco on his left (1-1, 61st).
Maxifoot has assigned a score (out of 10) comments on each player.
Man of the match: Haris Belkebla (7.5/10)
The Algerian environment was standard. Tireless, he ran without stopping from the first to the last minute. Very interesting in his use of the ball, the Brestois carried out a festival to offer a golden ball to Le Douaron, imprecise on his attempt. A high level copy for the Fennec.
Marco Bizot (5): paradoxically, the Dutch goalkeeper had almost nothing to do apart from a stoppage in front of Guendouzi at the start of the match. A very quiet evening.
Jean-Kevin Duverne (5): little in sight offensively, the right side was put in difficulty on the many offensives of Tavares. A little better after the break.
Brendan Chardonnet (6): a big bridge suffered in front of Guendouzi at the start of the match then 85 minutes correct. He contained Milik well.
Achraf Dari (7): landed with a flattering reputation, the Moroccan central defender passed his test. He certainly lacks his control over the corner which leads to OM’s goal, but aside, he showed authority to repel almost all Marseille offensives. His rough tackle in front of Guendouzi was one of the gestures of the match.
Lilian Brassier (6): the left side was much better with Belaili, who used his calls to fix the Marseillais. Defensively, he was solid.
Franck Honorat (6): active, the former Green posed Balerdi problems. He passes close to the second goal after a nice sequence in the axis. He made his game. Replace the 86th minute with Karamoko Dembl (not not).
Pierre Lees Melou (7): technically clean, the midfielder passed through Dijon regulated the game quite well. Before scoring a crazy goal on an exceptional volley. A successful first home game for the player on loan from Norwich.
Haris Belkebla (7.5): read comment above.
Hugo Magnetti (5): with the ball, the midfielder born in Marseille was rather interesting on his openings. However, he forgets Tavares on the action of the opener. A failure that spoils his evening. Replace the 77th minute with Hiang’a Mbock (not not).
Mathias Pereira Lage (5): not very used, the Portuguese winger delivered a nice almost decisive pass for Le Douaron, who hit the post. The only action where he made a difference. Replace the 46th minute with Youcef Belaili (7), author of an excellent entry. Close to scoring with a header, he offers an Honorat caviar and finds himself behind Lees-Melou’s goal. He touched a lot of balloons, posing big problems for Clauss.
Jrmy Le Douaron (4.5): a dirty evening for the Brest striker. While he saw his header hit the post in the first half, he missed the inevitable after the break following a huge effort from Belkebla. An action that he will quickly have to digest. Replace the 77th minute with Irvin Cardona (not).
Rubn Blanco (6): the Spanish goalkeeper was solid. He was decisive in certain actions, notably with a fine save from a header by Cardona and a point-blank shot from Honorat. There is absolutely nothing he can do about Lees-Melou’s fantastic goal.
Chancel Mbemba (6): a straightforward match for the Congolese central defender. Strong in duels, he was the best Marseille player in his sector.
Samuel Gigot (5): an average outing. He is not flawless in his marking on the head of Le Douaron and missed a few easy raises. He compensated with a big burst of energy.
Leonardo Balerdi (4): it’s still just as complicated for the Argentinian central defender, who was in difficulty in the duels. Each overflow in his zone brought danger to the Marseille goal. The weak link, once again.
Jonathan Clauss (6): we have generally seen little of the French right side, but as very often, his right leg has done damage. It is thanks to his beautiful inspiration that he allows Tavares to open the scoring. We noticed it less after the break and the entry of Belaili.
Valentin Rongier (5): he too was too neutral. The Marseille captain was satisfied with the bare minimum by bringing too little to the offensive phases. Replace the 69th minute with Jordan Veretout (not not).
Matto Guendouzi (6): not far from opening the scoring in the first moments, he was the only one to put impact on both sides of the field. His projections were interesting, the image of this breakthrough stopped in extremis by Dari. Above average.
Nuno Tavares (7): second match and second goal for the Portuguese left side. A rare player looking to break the lines, he unlocked the game with a good volley. After the break, it was still him who launched Guendouzi on OM’s biggest chance. The best Marseille tonight. Replace the 82nd minute with Sead Kolasinac (not not).
Cengiz nder (3): a very small match for the Turkish winger. Apart from his corner back for Clauss on Tavares’ goal, he was never inspired by missing just about everything he tried. Replace the 46th minute with Alexis Sanchez (5), who quickly distinguished himself with some nice diversions. Still just physically, he showed desire.
Gerson (4): the Brazilian midfielder missed his meeting. Little served by his partners, he never managed to influence the game of his team. A disappointment. Replace the 69th minute with Cdric Bakambu (not not).
Arkadiusz Milik (2): the Polish striker was catastrophic. It’s a small miracle to have joined the locker room at the break since he should have been excluded following three violent nudges on his opponents. He was transparent in the second half. Replace the 69th minute with Dimitri Payet (not not).
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BREST 1-1 MARSEILLE (mid-time: 0-1) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 2nd day
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Ble, Brest – Referee: Jeremy Stinat, France
Goals : P. Lees Melou (61st) for BREST – Nuno Tavares (38th) for MARSEILLE
Another goal for Nuno Tavares (0-1, 38th)
The joy of Lees-Melou after his fantastic goal (1-1, 61st)
First appearance for Sanchez