Fans of fine play are enjoying the start of the Ligue 1 season and this Sunday’s match will have confirmed the good impression that the 2021-2022 French championship gives.
Between Lens and Marseille, two of the teams that offer the most shows, the show was there. To the disadvantage of OM, who fell for the first time (2-3).
Jorge Sampaoli’s men pay a high price for a failed start: Sotoca opened the scoring from the penalty spot after a hand from Gueye (9th) and Frankowski doubled the bet with a sublime strike from the left into the skylight (27th).
Picked cold, the Olympians were able to count on the return of their player in form: Dimitri Payet. Absent for several matches due to a thigh injury, the Reunionese has shown all the influence he has on his team.
Said punishes OM
With a powerful free kick under the bar, he first reduced the mark (33rd) then equalized before the penalty break after a foul on Dieng (45th + 3).
In a totally unbridled match, with two coach singers of the imbalance to attack, Marseille obtained the best chances. Under hit the bar then Dieng detects Leca’s gloves from the head (56th).
But Lens, with his maestro Fofana in a gala evening, hurt the Olympians on his sharp counters, like Said all in a face to face against Lopez (67th), but the former Toulouse fired on the side.
It was only a postponement since he cut a cross from Clauss with his head, without Lopez being able to intervene (71st).
The Sang et Ors finished the match better than OM and obtained a few more situations, without any real danger, to ensure a prestigious victory.
Consequence in the standings, Lens takes the place of dolphin to its evening opponent (15 pts) while OM fell to 3rd place (14 pts).