a Ligue 1 shock to recover from the European hangover – Foot11.com


After their new zero points in the Champions League, OM are back in action in Ligue 1 against Stade Rennais to confirm their good start to the season in the league. More

OM must move on

Make a clean sweep of the past. Or almost. Olympique de Marseille must start again after their new defeat in the Champions League, this time at the Vélodrome against Eintracht Frankfurt (1-0). With zero points in two matches, Marseille’s start to the season contrasts with the almost perfect start to Ligue 1. Second on goal difference behind Paris Saint-Germain, Igor Tudor’s men face Stade Rennais this Sunday (3 p.m. ) home. A victory against the Bretons would allow OM to spend the international break at the top of the standings.

Another defeat for Valentin Rongier and OM in the Champions League.  (Icon Sports)
Another defeat for Valentin Rongier and OM in the Champions League. (Icon Sports)

It is therefore important to forget the sad defeat in C1 to continue its good series in Ligue 1. However, the meeting against Rennes has everything of a trap for Tudor and his family. The Rennes, after a checkered start to the season, remain on a large victory against AJ Auxerre (5-0) at Roazhon Park during the previous day. And if the Bretons alternate the good and the less good, they will certainly be a life-size test less than a month from the Classic against PSG.

With or without Payet, that is the question

For the match against Stade Rennais, Igor Tudor will have to do without Samuel Gigot and Eric Bailly, both injured. While Leonardo Balerdi does not give full satisfaction, OM will have to be wary of the Rennes attack, which seems to be regaining color little by little. In midfield, Gerson and Dimitri Payet missed the Champions League match against Frankfurt and could be revived against Rennes.

Unless Igor Tudor, who very rarely bets on his number 10, decides to do without his services to integrate an additional midfielder, or bet on Cengiz Ünder, capable of putting opposing defenses in difficulty. Four days after their defeat in the Champions League, OM have the opportunity to bounce back so as not to procrastinate. The Olympians must draw inspiration from the work done since the start of the Ligue 1 season to stay in the fight with Paris Saint-Germain, traveling to Groupama Stadium a few hours later to face Olympique Lyonnais. While the specter of zero points in LdC still hangs over the Vélodrome, nothing like a good old L1 shock to get your head back in place. Just to go to selection with a light mind, and not with a new hangover.



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