A jagged start to the season on the Lille side, with 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw, which earned them 6th place in the standings.
For OM coach Igor Tudor, LOSC is a “direct competitor”, hence the need to win to stay at the top of Ligue 1.
OM’s probable line-ups: Lopez – Mbemba – Touré – Gigot – Veretout – Gueye – Clauss – Harit – Gerson – Sanchez
The probable compositions of LOSC: Jardim – Diakité – Djalo – Fonte – Ismaily – Gomes – Andre – Gudmundsson – Bamba – David – Ounas.
45 + 3: Come on, it’s half-time at the Stade Vélodrome with this score of 1-1. Lille got off to a good start, but Tudor’s men were able to react!
45th : 3 minutes of additional time.
43rd : The Marseillais grow at the end of the first period!
42nd : Chancel Mbemba is really very strong. We still have the rage for his red against Tottenham.
40th : The duels are very very intense, Mr Millot whistles against OM and Tudor takes a yellow for protest.
37th: Ouh the pretty shot from Clauss which passes not far from the frame of Chevalier! Well tried.
34th : Nuno Tavares remains on the ground after a big mistake by José Fonte. The defender is only called to order by Mr. Millot.
32nd : Kick by Jonathan David, who we haven’t seen much since the start of the match, but Pau Lopez pushes his fists away.
29th: But what is this action? Huge climb from Nuno Tavares, the Marseillais shoot at least 3 times on goal, but the Lille save each time in extremis! Unbelievable.
27th : Big blow for Balerdi on the other hand… Igor Tudor spells it for Nuno Tavares. Because he had a yellow? Surely, but Kolasinac seemed less in shape!
26th : Huge cheer from the Vélodrome for Alexis Sanchez!
25th: Equalization of OM!!! Counter perfectly led by Harit, finally, who shifts Under to the right. The Turk crosses in first attention and who is there? Sanchez, of course, to push hard!
23rd : Good intervention from the head of Balerdi, but the Argentinian completely misses his change of side…
22nd : Harit is not on his plate tonight, and Under is transparent. Difficult for Sanchez to exist, therefore.
20th : The Marseillais make many, many mistakes. They are often late on their intervention, proof that they are not on top.
18th : Authoritative tackle from Djalo on Clauss, Lille got into their game very well!
17th : Good intervention by Chancel Mbemba, but the referee whistles another foul!
13th : And a severe yellow for Balerdi, on a clearance from the Lille defense.
11th: Opening of the score for Losc! We felt it coming for a few minutes, the action still comes from the right side after a loss of ball from Kolasinac. Ounas sees his pivot shot pushed back by the post but Ismaily is there to push deep. It’s quite logical.
10th : It must be the first time this season that OM didn’t have possession at the start of the match!
8th: Adam Ounas hurts very badly on his right side, Balerdi was very close to causing a penalty… La Var tells Mr. Millot that there is nothing.
5th : Good overflow from Adam Ounas on the right side of the Marseille area. But no one is there to take back his tense center.
3rd: First hot action in the Lille defense, but the Marseille attackers play too much ball.
2nd : First lesson of this beginning of match, Gigot is in the center, Balerdi on the right in central defense. Kola is left piston and Guendouzi plays a little lower in the middle.
1st: The OM players kick off this match!
8:54 p.m. : Tudor and Sanchez widely acclaimed at the announcement of the teams!
8:48 p.m. : The Vélodrome stadium is still sold out this Saturday evening against Le Losc!
8:43 p.m. : The Marseillais need a victory to regain the lead of the championship with PSG, after the narrow Parisian victory against Brest (1-0), this afternoon.
8:30 p.m. : We’re here, well there, in place from the press box at the Vélodrome stadium to make you experience this match of the 7th day of Ligue 1!
08:30 a.m .: Hello everyone, you have come to the right place to follow this match of the 7th day of Ligue 1 between Olympique de Marseille and LOSC in a Vélodrome stadium which is still sold out. Three days after their cruel defeat for their entry into the Champions League against Tottenham (0-2), Igor Tudor’s men want to continue their march forward in the league. They are joint first with PSG and still undefeated. Lille remain on a convincing success against Montpellier (1-3), and are a “direct competitor”, in the words of the Marseille coach. This match is a real test for OM, after a start to the season against mid-table teams. See you around 8:30 p.m. to follow this match together