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Tops / Flops Marseille – Saint-Etienne: Payet hot “show”, the Greens overwhelmed


Back in Marseille in a Vélodrome on fire, the Marseillais disposed of Stéphanois overtaken by the Olympian fury (3-1). Back to the tops and flops of the meeting.

Tops

Payet on fire

It is the centerpiece of Sampaoli’s tactical device. Aligned in the position of “false” n ° 9, this Dimitri Payet in free spirit – constantly between the middle lines and the defense – is irresistible and forced Claude Puel to review all his plans. The Greens had to go back to four circles to stem the first Marseille waves. If he only missed one goal tonight to live a perfect evening, the ex-Stéphanois was at the origin of almost all the dangerous actions of Marseille thanks to his millimeter passes for the Ünder arrows and De La Fuente lined up in the hallways.

The Marseille environment

Aligned in a very particular role, the triplet Kamara-Rongier-Guendouzi reigned supreme over their evening opponents. For the sake of permanent change, they have always struggled to provide excess numbers and this “imbalance” called for by their trainer. Special mention to Guendouzi, author of a goal (23rd) and a splendid strike that failed on the post of Green (39th). Rongier also distinguished himself with an assist for Gerson but also his desire to fill all the holes left by these pistons very worn on the offensive. A benchmark match for the Marseille midfielder.

Ünder insolent of success

Author of his third goal in four league games, he is undoubtedly the hit of the Marseille summer. Arrived on loan from Roma after two seasons undermined by injuries, the Turk regains legs and confidence in the image of his goal (68th) while technical to put it out of reach of Green. Placed on this right side by default while waiting for Lirola’s return, Cengiz Ünder is giving his coach, Jorge Sampaoli a hell of a headache.

Flops

Saint-Etienne overtaken

Undoubtedly impressed by the intensity of Marseille pressing and the excitement of the Stade Vélodrome, Claude Puel’s young team took a long time to get to the level of the match. Yet the meeting could have been totally different if the Greens had been able to materialize their highlight between the end of the first and the start of the second period. Only Bouanga and Khazri survived in this slump, they also seemed very alone by trying to force the decision or by noting the feverishness of their teammates, as on this control of Aouchiche directly out of goal after a perfect offering of Khazri.

Helpless camara

His yellow card and the reaction that followed are revealing of the part of the young captain from Saint-Etienne (23 years old). Frustrating. Guilty of a late tackle on Rongier after a long streak of OM possession, Mahdi Camara violently boxed the only one, screaming his helplessness at not having been able to contain the assaults of this atypical Marseille environment. Like his friends Yvan Neyou and Lucas Gourna-Douath, the 21-year-old middle-aged had very little influence on the meeting. Most of the Saint-Etienne opportunities came from combinations between full-backs and attackers or on set pieces. A stop after their good performances against the champions of France from Lille.

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