After three draws in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille has regained confidence by disposing of Girondins de Bordeaux this Saturday (3-1). A positive result before the big comeback in the Champions League.
A victory to find a smile. On its lawn at the Orange Vélodrome, Olympique de Marseille (10th, 9 points) hosted the Girondins de Bordeaux (9th, 9 units) this Saturday evening on behalf of the 7th day of Ligue 1. On a series of three draws, the Phocéens had to raise their heads tonight but for that it was necessary to beat the Bordelais, winners of Dijon FCO before the international break (3-0). André Villas-Boas aligned his 4-3-3 and started Cuisance on the left wing. Bordeaux side, Ben Arfa was aligned in the 4-2-3-1 of Jean-Louis Gasset.
In their precinct without an audience, the Phocéens only needed an opportunity to unblock the situation. Back on his left foot, Thauvin left his special by wrapping the ball which ended in the back of the net, Costil could only see the damage (5th, 1-0). After this goal, the two teams fought a good battle and the duels multiplied. Amavi, very active in his lane, then obtained a penalty after contact with Sabaly. But this time, Costil won in front of Thauvin by releasing the French winger’s attempt (14th). The Girondins then chose this moment to react.
Jordan Amavi in shape
For his first appearance with the club at the scapular, Ben Arfa appeared against Mandanda and equalized from the left but his goal was logically refused for offside (17th). Jean-Louis Gasset’s players gradually regained their colors and the Marseille goalkeeper remained vigilant on a powerful attempt by Basic (23rd), while Costil did the same, again against Thauvin (29th). After a first period with play, OM were leading by one goal at the break. In the second act, the real Bordeaux reaction was expected but it did not really happen. Worse, the Phocaeans quickly doubled down. On a free kick on the left, Thauvin dropped the ball on Amavi who simply lobbed Costil with a header (54th, 2-0).
The left side was therefore rewarded, and he did not relax. Shifted by Cuisance, the 26-year-old struck and the unfortunate Pablo deflected the leather in his own nets for the 3-0 (64th). JLG was looking for the solution with his changes while AVB was quietly running. But the Bordeaux goal did not come at first, Mandanda taking a free kick on target from Basic (72nd). But on Maja’s strike, the tricolor goalkeeper had to bow (83rd, 3-1). OM wanted to win and Villas-Boas even launched Luis Henrique (87th). The Olympian club went 5th in the standings while the FCGB fell to 10th place. Now it’s time for C1 with the match against Olympiakos.