Qualified for the round of 16 at the end of the suspense, Stade Rennais generally dominated this shock. The Breton midfielder performed well, driven by a very active Baptiste Santamaria. Very present in recovery throughout the meeting. The former Angevin, author of a disappointing first part of the season, clearly raised the bar, his association with a more creative Enzo Le Fée was one of the big strengths of the Rouge et Noir this Sunday.
Not decisive during an endless and fatal shooting session at OM, Pau Lopez nevertheless delivered a big match at Roazhon Park. The Marseille goalkeeper was particularly heroic just before the break, winning two duels in quick succession on Bourigeaud's penalty. Very vigilant on distant strikes and attentive in the air. He is not responsible for Terrier's equalization.
Just recruited by OM in this winter transfer window, Ulisses Garcia took his first steps in the Marseille jersey this Sunday. A disappointing baptism of fire. The left back, launched earlier than expected in this match to compensate for Murillo's injury exit, displayed too much excitement. With in the end a penalty conceded, and lax marking on Terrier's equalizer. Offensively, he mainly stood out with a volley which ended up in the stands at Roazhon Park. A first to forget...
In good shape at the start of 2024, Arnaud Kalimuendo did not shine in this match. Far from there. Certainly, the former Lensois caused the penalty not converted by Bourigeaud at the end of the first period. The only fact of play to his advantage. Associated with Terror on the attacking front, he never knew how to combine with his partner and had a huge opportunity after returning from the locker room, missing the target from close range. Too insufficient.