Tudor justifies the absence of Payet in the eleven
Igor Tudor on Prime Video on Payet’s absence: “Dimitri is an important player, he’s our captain. For today it’s a choice. There’s nothing, it’s just a cross. It’s a choice for this game. The season is long, there are a lot of games and the five changes change football, there everyone is really important. Before there were three substitutes who came in. With five, you can change the game at any time and change the result.”
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The composition of OM
Confirmation that Payet is on the bench, this is also the case for the newcomer Jordan Veretout. For Payet, there is no physical problem, it is indeed a choice of Igor Tudor. Bamba Dieng is not on the score sheet.
Blanco – Mbemba, Gigot, Balerdi – Clauss, Rongier, Guendouzi, Tavares – Gerson, Ünder – Milik.
Dimitri Payet on the bench
It’s the surprise of the evening. According to L’Equipe, Marseille captain Dimitri Payet will start the game on the bench for tactical reasons. It is Cengiz Ünder who would have been chosen to accompany Gerson and Milik in the attacking trio.
Reims will wear their brand new jersey against OM
The Rémois unveiled their third jersey for the 2022-2023 season this Sunday. After red (home) and blue (away), this one is black. It will be worn by the players from this evening, in Marseille.
Reims hooked OM last year
At the Vélodrome, the Marseillais failed to win during the 2021-2022 season, conceding a 1-1 draw.
Jordan Veretout already in the group
The midfielder who arrived in Marseille this week is already available. The LFP has approved his contract and he is in the Marseille group tonight. He has had very little training time with his new teammates and should start on the bench, but the former AS Roma player could possibly play his first minutes with OM against Reims.
Kick off at 8:45 p.m.
Last meeting of the 1st day of Ligue 1, this Sunday at 8:45 p.m. Olympique de Marseille receives Stade de Reims and will try to start its season as well as Lyon, Paris, Monaco and Lille, all winners this weekend.