Tuesday evening, OM won their first victory of the season in the Champions League after a game with a crazy scenario against Sporting (4-1).
Led from the first minute of play, Olympique de Marseille reacted with character by finally winning 4-1 thanks to goals scored by Alexis Sanchez, Amine Harit, Leonardo Balerdi and Chancel Mbemba. Helped by the errors of the goalkeeper, author of two balls on the first two goals and who then received a red card, OM scored their first three points of the season in the Champions League. A success that completely revives Marseille, which is now only one point behind Tottenham and Frankfurt while the delay with Sporting, future opponents of OM outside, is only three points. Despite the victory, the performance of Igor Tudor’s team is not unanimous after the match.
OM did not reassure Daniel Riolo
On the RMC antenna, Daniel Riolo was quite severe with Olympique de Marseille, believing that in the game, the Marseillais had been inferior to Sporting and that therefore, it was necessary to remain cautious despite this great success. “OM were overwhelmed absolutely everywhere, technically, mentally, in the approach to the match. Certainly, for a short time. But it was a nightmare and Marseille was set to lose this match because they are an inferior team to Sporting. It happened what sometimes happens in the foot because this sport sometimes offers crazy scenarios. The Sporting goalkeeper massacred the Sporting match, OM took advantage of it and that’s very good, so much the better, the Marseillais are getting back on their feet” explained Daniel Riolo before continuing.
“But behind this great victory which is important and which replaces you, in the game, it’s incredible to see that you scored four goals without offering anything in offensive actions, in game. You were present with a good state of mind but the opponent practically gave you the win by putting you on the rails with two huge dumplings. I repeat: so much the better! I’ve paid enough compliments to OM since the start of the season to be quite severe this evening. But the mood was better, like against Tottenham. They reacted well but it’s really thanks to the balls of the goalkeeper. Because in the game I don’t see anything reassuring, unfortunately.” analyzed the After Foot consultant, not yet 100% convinced by Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League. Obviously, next week’s game in Lisbon will be crucial. If successful, Marseille would suddenly take a very small option on qualification…