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Lyon-Marseille: Lacazette in Olympic form, OM's attack cursed... The tops and the flops


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Lyon-Marseille: Lacazette in Olympic form, OM's attack cursed... The tops and the flops


What another match from the OL scorer. The Rhone striker offered victory to Lyon by scoring a goal full of anger and determination in the 37th minute of play. The “General” scored his 10th goal of the season, his 6th in 13 confrontations against OM and reached the mark of 10 goals this Sunday during a 6th different season with the same club in Ligue 1. Only Kylian Mbappé does better with PSG (7) among the current elite players. The true leader and spearhead of this Lyon team, author of 7 goals in his last 6 matches. Boss.

Arriving during the winter transfer window - from Rennes and La Gantoise in Belgium - and starting from the kick-off, Nemanja Matic and Gift Orban immediately brought new blood to OL. The (very) experienced Serb made his physical presence and technical accuracy speak in midfield (55 balls touched, 90% successful passes), while the Nigerian striker was very active offensively. Everything the Pierre Sage team needed. The Brazilian Adryelson, who came on late in the match, also took part in the victory. Finally, coherent and effective sporting choices from the management of Olympique Lyonnais.

The light in the Marseille doldrums... The Moroccan tried everything this Sunday evening, trying to find a maximum of space and shifts through his passes for his attackers. The launching pad for this Marseille team. OM number 8 touched 110 balls during the match (95% successful passes), his highest total in a Ligue 1 match. Not rewarded...


The Marseille attackers were extremely messy in their choices and in the finishing of their actions this Sunday evening. Iliman Ndiaye, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Luis Henrique totaled only one shot on target between them (in the 70th minute of play)... Starving. OM's offensive players also seemed helpless and very uninspired against the Lyon defense. To illustrate this lack of efficiency, Marseille received an amount for the 13th time this season this Sunday evening. Worrying for the rest of the season. OM will have to be much more incisive offensively to redress the situation.

Another example of this bad luck, Amine Harit's exceptional attempt at audacity and achievement from the 3rd second of play. The Moroccan tried to lob Anthony Lopes at the kick-off from midfield. His attempt finally crashed into the Portuguese goalkeeper's crossbar. This stroke of genius deserved much better...

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