Marseille ends its week in the best way. Against Montpellier, OM had control and played their role as favorites thoroughly to win 2-0 on their lawn. A quiet victory that allows Jorge Sampaoli’s men to regain second place in the championship in Rennes while gaining a lead over Nice, defeated in Lens (3-0).
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Very quickly, the hosts of the meeting scored thanks to an excellent pass from Valentin Rongier for Amine Harit, alone in the back of the defense. After his race, the Moroccan striker saw Bamba Dieng alone at the far post and gave him the perfect opportunity to open the scoring by delivering a perfect pass to his feet (1-0, 9th).
A few minutes later, the same Bamba Dieng obtained a logical penalty following a foul by Jordan Ferri in the area. Penalty converted by Cengiz Ünder, who took Jonas Omlin on the wrong foot (2-0, 19th). Montpellier tried somehow to bend the Marseille defense, without real success.
Montpellier was harmless … and finished at ten
In the second half, we believed in a slight rebellion from the visitors. Teji Savanier also failed to reduce the mark on a very open shot against a not very well placed Mandanda, but the shot was missed (51st). Montpellier then skated the rest of the match, without really being dangerous.
With the entry of Dimitri Payet during the game, Marseille also continued to put pressure on the opponent. Omlin also collected a red card after a gross foul on Luis Henrique, who went alone on goal (90th). A new sign of abnegation from the Montpellier camp. OM continue to impress in Ligue 1 and move up to second place in the standings at Rennes, who are now three points behind.
Bamba Dieng (Marseille) scored against Montpellier, Sunday April 10, 2022. / Ligue 1
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