Bayo and Virgilus come into play
Paulo Fonseca makes two new changes with the re-entries of Bayo and Virgilus. David and Ounas leave their places.
Djalo takes a yellow card for protest after a foul on Under!
Under is very prominent tonight
Cengiz Under scored points tonight with lots of rushes, successful dribbles and lots of differences!
Nuno Tavares also takes a yellow
The yellow cards piled up in this match and this time it was Nuno Tavares who took it after a foul on Ounas.
Offside or not offside?
Samuel Gigot’s goal is likely to make people talk for a while. He was accepted despite a potential offside. Difficult to decide with the developer…
Entry yellow card for Touré
Barely entered the game, Isaak Touré takes a yellow card after a shirt pulling on Ounas.
Gomes replaces Gomes, Gigot comes out injured
André Gomes replaces Angel Gomes for the end of the game.
On the OM side, striker Samuel Gigot must give way to Isaak Touré and Harit replaces Gueye.
RED CARD FOR FONSECA’S DEPUTY
Benoit Millot gives a red card to Paulo Fonseca’s assistant for contesting Gigot’s goal.
Marseille takes the advantage with a free kick well taken by Under! He finds Kolasinac’s header, which deviates for Gigot and the French defender finishes the job… He is validated on video, 2 to 1 for OM!
Under falls into the surface
Ball poorly cleared by the defense and Under enters the area! He controls and tries a hook but falls after a small contact with Fonte… and a stroller from André! No penalty!
NEW STRIKE FROM UNDER… THEN THAT FROM HARIT!
The Lille goalkeeper Chevalier is really put to work! First on a left foot strike from Under which he pushes away with one hand then on a powerful shot from Harit! This time it’s the opposite hand!
Yellow card for Gueye
It’s Pape Gueye’s turn to be warned by a yellow card after a late sole on Benjamin André!
Another superb ride from Harit who goes all the way up the pitch and gives Sanchez who, with his back to goal, gives Under! On his ball, the Turk eliminates the defender and strikes with the right foot from a tight angle! Chevalier makes the save!
Bailly replaces Mbemba
Eric Bailly came into play at the break in place of Mbemba! We don’t know the cause though, injury or tactical choice?
MARSEILLE AND LILLE IN A TIE!
Marseille and Lille leave with a score of 1-1 at the break! Quickly led by a goal from Ismaily, OM reacted tit for tat with a new achievement by their Chilean star Alexis Sanchez. Follower of strong choices, Igor Tudor released Balerdi after 30 minutes of play.
Tudor takes a yellow
Igor Tudor takes a yellow card for a big challenge after a questionable foul on Bamba.
Clauss takes his chance
At the entrance to the area, Jonathan Clauss takes the shot with his left foot but it goes way over!
It’s better for OM
The equalization and the change made by Tudor allowed OM to regain their colours! Lille is starting to suffer and make mistakes!
HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR MARSEILLE!
It’s boiling in front of Chevalier’s goals with Sanchez at the penalty spot! He fails to shoot on goal but it comes back to Under who lights up but it’s out on the line! Behind, Sanchez can put a head but André seems to push him from behind!
Already a change for Tudor
Incredible, Leonardo Balerdi leaves his place to Nuno Tavares and Kolasinac takes the place of the Argentinian. Strong choice of the Croatian who therefore “sacrifices” his defender after his yellow card and the average performance of Kolasinac.
He didn’t touch many balls but that was enough for him to score a new goal with OM! Long rush from Harit who goes all the way up the pitch before serving Under in the box! The Turk puts in a touch in the axis for Sanchez who finishes the work with the right foot! 1 to 1!
Poor Alexis Sanchez hasn’t touched many balls since the start of the game. Nuno Tavares warms up on the edge of the field, to put pressure on Kolasinac?
Marseille gets annoyed
The score and certain decisions of Benoit Millot seem heated Igor Tudor who boils on the edge of the field.
Yellow card for Balerdi
The first warned of the meeting is Leonardo Balerdi! He intervenes brutally on Ounas and takes a direct yellow card.
OPENING OF THE LILLE SCORE!
Diakité takes the side and crosses towards Ounas who, with his back to the goal, turns around and hits the goal by tackling! Post but it comes back to Ismaily who finishes the job with a flat foot! 1 to 0 for LOSC!
Ounas gives cold sweats
Suspicion of penalty for Lille after a very contentious intervention on Ounas! The Lille player pushes the ball and the Marseille defender unbalances it … The video is requested and there will be nothing!
Ounas makes differences
Good catch from Ounas who hits and overflows Mbemba! He centers hard but it goes past the whole defense and Pau Lopez!
Good intervention from Mbemba
Excluded in the Champions League, Mbemba must catch up and prove that he is very focused after his perfect intervention on Bamba!
Already a lot of intensity
It’s going all over the place in these first minutes and the two teams are trying to impose a major physical challenge!
OM have good stats in L1!
Marseille are the only team not yet to have trailed for a single minute in Ligue 1 this season. OM have not conceded a single goal before the hour mark in the top flight in 2022/23.
OM-LILLE KICKS OFF!
After their defeat against Tottenham in the Champions League, Marseille returned to Ligue 1 and faced Lille at the Vélodrome. An opportunity for OM to regain confidence and remain invincible in the league!
Fonseca more efficient in France than in Italy
Lille have won their last two trips to Ligue 1 (3-1 in Ajaccio and Montpellier), it’s as many away wins for Paulo Fonseca as in his last thirteen away matches at the head of AS Roma in Serie A (3 draws, 8 defeats).
Lille are, along with Reims, one of only 2 teams to have scored and conceded at least one goal in each of their 6 Ligue 1 2022/23 matches.
Marseille is struggling against the Mastiffs
Marseille have lost 2 of their last 3 Ligue 1 matches against Lille (1 draw), as many as in their previous 14 (8 wins, 4 draws). OM have not won any of their last 4 matches against LOSC (2 draws, 2 losses), but have not managed 5 against this opponent since October 2000-October 2002 (5).
The Lille composition
First tenure for Chevalier in goal
Chevalier – Diakité, Fonte, Djalo – Zedadka, André, Gomes, Ismaily – Ounas, David, Bamba.
The composition of OM
Payet is still on the bench, Nuno Tavares and Eric Bailly too
Lopez – Mbemba, Balerdi, Gigot – Clauss, Guendouzi, Gueye Kolasinac – Harit, Under – Sanchez
Paulo Fonseca was robbed for 200,000 euros worth of jewelry
According to La Voix du Nord, Paulo Fonseca, the coach of LOSC, was the victim of a burglary in his hotel room in Lille on August 8th. The thief, who stole nearly 200,000 euros worth of jewelry, was sentenced to thirty months of detention, six of which were suspended on probation, with detention in a cell.
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After the defeat at Tottenham in the Champions League, OM welcome Lille this Saturday evening to continue their invincibility in Ligue 1. But the Lille can return to the gates of the podium if successful. Kick off will be at 9 p.m.