This Wednesday night, Olympique de Marseille traveled to Frankfurt, at Deutsche Financial institution Park, on behalf of the fifth day of the Champions League. An oh so vital night since earlier than this confrontation, the Phocaeans have been ranked second on this very homogeneous Group D.
Sure, however now, OM misplaced (1-2) and now discover themselves within the final place of the group. To qualify, they must beat Tottenham on the Orange Vélodrome subsequent Tuesday. However let’s return to this chilly Frankfurt night time in a white-hot Deutsche Financial institution Park. From the third minute, the OM defenders have been picked off chilly by Kamada.
A beleaguered atmosphere
This purpose is the symptom of what we might observe on the prime of the German stadium. Inefficient urgent from Harit and Clauss, a Mbemba who had forgotten to defend, a Gigot too naive for this stage and a Pau Lopez who was proper to be exhausted from the defensive errors of his staff. Valentin Rongier might harangue his teammates as a lot as he needed simply earlier than kick-off, he himself was extraordinarily removed from the motion of the purpose. Difficult for a defensive midfielder.
As a result of all of the aforementioned issues have been discovered with every German perforation within the Marseille camp. Midfielders with absent subscribers, regardless of the incessant and ineffective races of Jordan Veretout. We nonetheless marvel the place Valentin Rongier was, but so good at destruction in Ligue 1.
The pistons nonetheless don’t know how one can defend and you may make certain that when he could make it easy, Nuno Tavares will at all times make it sophisticated. Clauss, he doesn’t assault and doesn’t defend, or badly. The three behind additionally had an advanced night. Balerdi did win a number of duels, however made a mistake that might have been pricey if Lopez was not cautious. Samuel Gigot missed out and Kolasinac, who changed him, didn’t have way more impression. Lastly Chancel Mbemba become a quarterback tonight. He most well-liked to cross (good, since he affords an help) than to defend.
A passive protection
The physique language of some challenged, together with that of Nuno Tavares, who changed himself at a sluggish trot and Chancel Mbemba who performed ball boys when it was on hearth defensively. Tonight, in contrast to Lens, this weekend, they missed out collectively. Igor Tudor, OM coach, at a press convention, did loads to reassure everybody…
” I haven’t seen that. They created hazard, so did we. There have been some on each side. Taking part in like that, of their stadium, towards a staff that received the Europa League… We put the content material to win or to grab a draw and in the long run we lose, it’s performed on particulars. I noticed constructive issues. We have now this closing in 5 or 6 days. We don’t have to interrupt our heads, it’s the match of the 12 months. The way in which now we have performed to this point, we need to qualify. We’re adequate for that. All these 5 matches, there’s something to be happy with. We have been courageous, we received and we misplaced some, however the method, the way in which we jostled these massive groups. It makes me proud, the gamers will be too. Now, we by no means prefer to lose. Who likes this? The gamers deserve this closing and they’ll have it. The sport has solely simply begun “Defined the Croatian big all smiles.