⏱ 36 ‘| #OMFCM 0️⃣-0️⃣
Pipa Benedetto is recovering from a poorly returned ball by the Metz defense, but his shot from entering the area does not find the target. pic.twitter.com/vaD22cXtDL
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) September 26, 2020
The second half saw Metz come back better in the game. Vincent Hognon’s players were the most dangerous on the meadow, without however managing to unlock the meeting. Payet and Thauvin then multiplied the centers, requesting an Oukidja sometimes forced to release these balloons with his fists. But the real opportunities were still so desired. Until the 71st minute, when Udol, left free in his movements, offered a very good cross towards Niane whose uncrossed head hit the mark. 1-0, OM gave the impression of having missed their chance in this part dominated at the start of the meeting by the Phocéens. It was 4 minutes from the end of regulation time that OM would try to react. Served at the penalty spot, Benedetto offered himself a control / strike sequence that went to the right of Oukidja’s goal. The Argentinian had made his attempt by sliding, unable to adjust the sight to 100% accuracy. OM nevertheless managed to pick up in extremis by Sanson (90 + 5th), found by Nemanja Radonjic on a good left side movement. 1-1, final score. Marseille concedes a draw at home and calls up doubts about its ability to produce play and to be dangerous offensively. Not really a good omen before returning to the Champions League this season for the Phocaeans.