Olympique de Marseille is on the AS Monaco lawn with a team full of surprises. The biggest, undoubtedly, comes from the incumbent to the post of goalkeeper. Like Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain, who preferred Gianluigi Donnarumma to Keylor Navas during PSG’s great victory against Clermont (4-0), Jorge Sampaoli recognized a strong choice in this area of play.
Unremovable OM goalkeeper for many seasons, Steve Mandanda has to do this year with the competition of the former goalkeeper of Roma, Pau Lopez, landed on the Canebière this summer. And the Marseille coach did not hesitate to start the 26-year-old Spaniard for this important meeting between the big pieces of Ligue 1. Mandanda must therefore be satisfied with the sidelines, a rarity.
With Boubacar Kamara propelled captain in place of Steve Mandanda, the usual right-back Pol Lirola occupied right-winger and the post of attacker occupied by the young Ahmadou Dieng (21) in the absence of Dimitri Payet and Arkadiusz Milik , this OM is surprising. With the unpredictable Sampaoli, however, this is not surprising in the end.
The composition of OM:
Lopez – Saliba, Balerdi, Luan Peres – Rongier, Kamara (cap.), Guendouzi – Lirola, Harit, Ünder – Dieng.