After a defeat and two draws in their first three outings at home, the Marseillais hoped to offer themselves a first success. The reception of Bordeaux seemed the ideal opportunity for the men of André Villas-Boas, since the Girondins had not won at the Vélodrome since 2008. This opportunity was not overlooked and the OM were well received. and well offered the victory (3-1), thanks in particular to an inspired Florian Thauvin.
The international tricolor who was quick to highlight and open the mark of a striking jewel wound on the left, impossible to fetch by Benoît Costil. Five minutes of play, and already a goal-to-zero for Olympique de Marseille. Eaten in all the compartments of the game, Bordeaux failed to sink several times even before the break reached, but has been saved several times, especially on the penalty hit by Thauvin, masterfully deflected by Costil (14th). Everywhere between the two men.
“Too much technical waste with the ball. It was not this. We knew we were going to take three, four. We knew it.“The summary of the Bordeaux goalkeeper at the microphone of Canal + at the end of the meeting alone summed up the course of the second half. If Bordeaux had miraculously joined the locker room with a goal behind, it finally exploded in the second act. On a free kick distilled by the inevitable Thauvin (again him), Jordan Amavi, well placed at the near post, placed an unstoppable lobed header (2-0, 54th). And ten minutes later, Pablo sank a little more his own team with a csc synonymous with 3-0 (64th).
And the premiere of Ben Arfa
Bordeaux side, little positive to remember this evening. Josh Maja’s anecdotal reduction, perhaps (3-1, 83rd), or the Encouraging first appearance of Hatem Ben Arfa, still too physically limited to hold a full match. In the standings, the Girondins are down to 10th place. As for the Marseillais, this second victory of the season is encouraging in more than one respect. Morgan Sanson notably showed much better things in a system put in place by Villas-Boas that allowed creators to express themselves more. This Saturday, OM was full of confidence four days before their trip to Olympiakos, in the Champions League. Another story.