the form of Olympique de Marseille before facing FC Nantes

(Photo by Philippe Lecoeur, OneFootball/Icon Sport)

Currently second in Ligue 1, the Marseillais started the 2022/23 financial year in a good way, thanks in particular to the recruits.

With four points taken in two games, Olympique de Marseille ranks runner-up to PSG, tied in terms of points and goal difference with Lille and Toulouse. A great victory at the Vélodrome against Reims during the first day will have allowed the summer recruits, particularly Jonathan Clauss, Luis Suarez or Nuno Tavares, to shine. Final score 4-1, in a very hot Velodrome.

Against Brest last Sunday, the players of Igor Tudor, who arrived at OM at the start of the season, were less convincing. Despite the goal, once again, of a rookie (Nuno Tavares) at the start of the match, the Brest equalizer on the hour mark will seal the outcome of the match. The Marseillais will leave Brittany with a single point.

Friendly results not reassuring

This start to the championship contrasts with the Olympians’ preparation matches. Of the five meetings, only the one against Marignane Gignac, resident of National 2, ended in success. Otherwise, two defeats, 3-0 and 2-0, respectively against Norwich and Middlesbrough, are to their credit. They end their preparation with a draw against Betis and a 2-0 defeat against AC Milan.

Nicholas G.

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