Sunday evening, euphoria was in order for Olympique de Marseille, who won against PSG in the Classic (0-1) in a heated match that ended eight against nine. The opportunity was good, this Thursday evening, to confirm a good dynamic for the players led by André Villas-Boas, against AS Saint-Étienne of Claude Puel.
However, after six minutes of play, it was the visitors who made the difference.. On the left, Mason has centered towards the penalty spot. Quicker to react compared to Caleta-Car, Hamouma got the better of Mandanda to open the scoring. Subsequently, the Greens had the opportunity to double the bet, by Bouanga and Aouchiche, but the two players were embarrassed (17th).
Marseille, in its pattern without a center forward, as at the Park, showed deficiencies in the last thirty meters, with a lack of accuracy in its transmissions. Thrown in depth by Sanson, Thauvin was able to get into a shooting position but was countered (40th).
The organization of ASSE was able to hold, before placing the goal of the KO
Aligned in false number nine, Maxime Lopez only stayed half time on the pitch and was replaced by Marley Aké. The latter was not long in coming to the fore. Following an action led by the Payet-Thauvin duo, the young striker saw his shot take the direction of the crossbar while he was located within six meters (54th).
More incisive, OM wanted to try to move forward in order to equalize. And saw a supersonic counterattack break its momentum. On a long ball, Nordin played Caleta-Car through a double contact at the height of the central circle, before driving the ball and then serving Bouanga. Located at the entrance to the area, the attacker delayed to conclude with a cross shot in front of Mandanda. 0-2.
OM, on a final opportunity from Thauvin on a free kick could have reduced the mark but Moulin was able to win. After his victory at the Park, Marseille falls back from its cloud. ASSE leads the French championship with three successes in three matches.