OM signed a fifth straight win in the league on Wednesday at the expense of Troyes (0-2). Closer to second place.
What a series of Olympians! Unbeaten in Ligue 1 since October 22 and a frustrating setback conceded at the Vélodrome in front of Lens (0-1), the Marseillais signed this Wednesday in Troyes a fifth victory in a row in the league (0-2). After having pinned successively Lyon, Monaco, Toulouse and Montpellier. A result that allows them to consolidate their place on the podium, while based on the second place occupied by Sang et Or held in check in Strasbourg at the same time (2-2). Only two lengths.
Despite numerous absences in defense – Clauss being on the flank when Tavares and Bailly were serving a suspension match – combined with that of Payet, Igor Tudor’s men outclassed their Aube hosts, finding the fault early on with a furious header in the second post of Mbemba, the defender-scorer (0-1, 9e). An advantage serenely held in the first act, then doubled as soon as Veretout sent a cross from close range from Ünder (0-2, 46e).
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This match against Estac, mastered from start to finish, will have seen the rest of the great debut in the sky and white jersey of a certain Malinovskyi. For approximately 25 minutes of heating. The Ukrainian will have more playing time perhaps against Lorient in three days. A game that could allow the Phocaeans to further assert their ambitions for the podium, they who this evening, from the top of their third rung, are five points ahead of their first pursuers – Rennes and Monaco.