OM take the lead and plunge Lyon into doubt

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Latest Football News – The Olympic duel was tense. Like always. But not frankly exciting at the level of the game. It does not matter for OM. At first dominant in the wake of a stunning Dimitri Payet, the Phocaeans had to hang in the second half after the expulsion of Alvaro Gonzalez. But this short success (2-1) allows OM to climb to 2nd place in the standings.

Marseille plunges OL back into doubt. This Sunday night, closing the 13th day of Ligue 1, OM has Lyon (2-1). Dimitri Payet ignited the Stade Vélodrome, with a double (18th sp, 39th). Moussa Dembélé (59th) then reduced the gap, but despite the expulsion of Alvaro Gonzalez (64th), Lyon has not really managed to be more dangerous than that. Marseille took the opportunity to climb to second place in the standings and become the new dolphin PSG, while the Gones slide to 14th place.

Author of five goals in his last four meetings in all competitions, Memphis Depay missed the call in the city Marseille. And for good reason, hit a thigh, the Dutch international had to ignore this shock. The lack was quickly felt Lyon side. For, apart from a powerful shot Maxwell Cornet perfectly repulsed by Steve Mandanda (3rd), the Gones were clearly lacking sharpness, despite the possession of the ball in his favor (58%).

The Marseillais then greatly benefited. First of the clumsiness of the opponent, when Thiago Mendes was guilty of a particularly obvious hand foul (13th). Behind, the spirits were somewhat heated, especially between Benedetto and Dubois, but Dimitri Payet ended up transforming this penalty (18th, 1-0). On his little cloud, the number 10 has again brought Anthony Lopes, on a left foot shot low (32nd), before ending up doubling the stake. At the origin of the action after including a marvel of outside law, the French concluded, a right foot recovery (39th, 2-0). Payet thus became the first Marseillais to register a double against Lyon, since Gignac in 2014.

The expulsion of Alvaro did not benefit the Lyonnais

The Gones have tried to start again, under the impetus of Bertrand Traore, author of a free-kick framed but perfectly captured by Steve Mandanda (47th). The Burkinabé international finished by ideally finding Moussa Dembélé, author, of the head, of his ninth goal of the season in Ligue 1 (59th, 2-1). The Habs took the opportunity to join the Monegasque Wissam Ben Yedder at the top of the ranking of scorers.

Faulty on this goal, mainly due to a misunderstanding with his goalkeeper, Alvaro Gonzalez saw his match switch in five minutes. Guilty later of a fault on Dembélé, in position of last defender, the Marseille back was expelled (64th). In numerical inferiority, if the Marseillais expected to suffer, it was finally nothing. The men of André Villas-Boas held until the end of extra time, even on the ultimate header of Jason Denayer (90 + 6).

Unable to win against OL since 2014, OM has put an end to this bad luck, five years later. The OL, who remained on a series of three wins of rank in all competitions, falls back in its wake. From now on, six points separate the two teams, even though there is an international truce, certainly long awaited between Rhône and Saône.