Brest holds up the Vélodrome –

Despite a clear grip on the match, OM bowed to Brest this Saturday at the Vélodrome, raising the curtain on the 17th day of Ligue 1 (1-2).

There is an indisputable lesson coming out of this opening match of the 17e lifting of L1: OM is much more convincing without 9. In its device which has become classic under the leadership of Sampaoli but with a Payet preferred to Milik at the top, Marseille, as at the Beaujoire in Nantes three days earlier, found the licked and seductive game which was the his at the start of the season. In vain this Saturday, however, in the face of opportunists Brest.

Yes Gerson – also found – struck well the first in this meeting – with a cannon shot following a subtle one-two with Payet (1-0, 29e) – the Olympians were overthrown in the second half by Bretons who had the merit of not abdicating, galvanized moreover by their triumphant series now increased to six successes in a row in the league. And it was on an unfortunate twist of fate that the Phocaeans held out the stick …

A cruel penalty with heavy consequences

On a recovery without great danger of Magnetti, Kamara, while pivoting arm glued to the body, touched the leather of the hand in full penalty area. A gesture sanctioned with a cruel penalty transformed with coolness by Faivre (1-1, 53e). From then on, with its 74% possession of the ball and its 16 attempts, OM threw themselves body and soul into the opposing goal to regain the advantage, but it was the visitors who showed realism when, on a counter, Le Douaron allowed Honorat to unleash a powerful strike sent under the crossbar (1-2, 70e). This while Guendouzi (65e) and Gerson (78e) missed huge opportunities in the Brest area. The second place of the Marseillais in the ranking could not a priori resist this generosity …

Alvaro Gonzalez is perfectly aware of this and thus deplores the scenario of the match, hot, on the antenna of Prime Video: ” I don’t understand how we can play like a great team for more than an hour and do shit like that for 10 minutes. I don’t know if it’s a question of mentality, I don’t know if there is a penalty either, but we can blame ourselves for not winning tonight. “” We controlled everything and the penalty changed everything… We have to progress emotionally“, Jorge Sampaoli concludes.

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