Ligue 1. Marseille – Lyon, fundamental spotlight of the weekend

The 14th day, which started Friday with a derby Troyes – Auxerre with out a winner, will finish Sunday night with the shock of the Olympiques. OM have simply misplaced every part within the European Cup, whereas OL are beginning to win once more within the league.

Ddisappeared from all European competitions, Marseille (fifth, 24 factors) should relaunch in Ligue 1 in opposition to Lyon (eighth, 20 pts), additionally looking for redemption for the reason that arrival of Laurent Blanc on the bench, whereas Rennes (third , 27) will wish to keep his good cross in Lille (seventh, 22).

The poster: OM – OL

The disaster awaits the Marseille membership, a couple of days after its disillusionment with Tottenham (1-2) within the Champions League: elimination of the C1 but additionally of the C3 (Europa League), Wednesday, for having rushed to the assault London targets and thus having paved the way in which for a deadly counterattack. After the match, a number of gamers regretted not having been knowledgeable of the rating of the opposite assembly of the group, gained by Frankfurt on the expense of Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. “We’re not going to shoot one another however… to let you know that I am not disgusted that the information hasn’t come to us, that may be mendacity”acknowledged Amine Harit, when Mattéo Guendouzi talked about “Misunderstanding and errors on everybody’s half”.

Inevitably, it was Igor Tudor that the fingers had been pointed following this blunder, and the Croatian coach is beneath stress as soon as once more. His workforce, which stays on three losses and a draw within the home competitors, should win on Sunday (8:45 p.m.) on the Vélodrome, beneath penalty of sinking into doubt.

On the Lyon facet, the episode of unhealthy climate appears to have handed. Below Blanc’s tenure, the workforce posted a optimistic document of two wins and one loss. Successful would verify the revival and show the power of its gamers to impose themselves in opposition to good groups.

Participant: Kasper Schmeichel

Disappointing on his debut in Good (tenth, 16 pts), the Dane Kasper Schmeichel (33) has been assembly the expectations positioned on him this summer time when he was recruited. Excellent on the event of the victory in Lorient (2-1), he was once more decisive in entrance of Cologne (2-2) within the Europa League Convention, Thursday, contributing to the accession of his folks to the knockout levels of this C4 . The damage of his lining, the Polish Marcin Bulka (23), additionally pushes again the talk on the beginning place in entrance of the OGCN cage.

Two weeks earlier than the beginning of the World Cup in Qatar, Schmeichel has each curiosity in gaining momentum earlier than defending the colours of Denmark, of which he’s a captain, and due to this fact to attain a very good efficiency in opposition to Brest (18th, 10), Sunday (3 p.m.) on the Allianz Riviera.

The quantity: 5

Who will cease Stade Rennais? Undefeated since August 27 within the league, he has gained his final 5 L1 video games, typically rewarding his supporters with offensive shows (14 targets). The second finest assault will likely be measured in opposition to Lille on Sunday (5:05 p.m.) on the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, with the hope of creating its place on the rostrum, threatened by neighboring Lorient: FCL ( 4th, 27) is on the identical line earlier than the arrival of PSG (1st, 35), Sunday midday (1 p.m.).

The SRFC will likely be all of the extra motivated because it was held in verify by the Cypriots of Larnaca (1-1) within the Europa League, Thursday at Roazhon Park. This poor efficiency, which is able to pressure him to undergo a barrage of accession to the spherical of 16 of the C3 (i.e. a sixteenth in disguise), didn’t please the coach, Bruno Genesio: “I am disenchanted with the sport we supplied. When every part goes properly, too properly, we will maybe assume that will probably be sufficient to play at residence with 80% or 90% of the hassle. However no. (…) We all know that we can’t afford the slightest drop in pace. “.

Martin Terrier, the membership’s high scorer (8 targets) and co-top supplier (3 targets), might miss this assembly after popping out in opposition to AEK “with thigh ache”stated the coach.

The superior match: Estac – AJA

Trojan defender Erik Palmer-Brown battles Auxerre striker Rémy Dugimont. – François Nascimbeni/AFP

The assembly between Aubois and Icaunais, some 80 kilometers aside, gave rise to a draw (1-1), Gaëtan Perrin (86th) responding to Rony Lopes (twenty eighth).

Bruno Irles (Troyes coach, twelfth with 14 factors)
“We will discuss waste however above all about frustration. There’s a sure redundancy within the situations… The boys had a very good recreation, I am unable to fault them when it comes to their mind-set. The opposing goalkeeper (Benoît Costil) was excellent and went for this draw. It is difficult to investigate this recreation as a result of we really feel like we did the suitable factor. We created possibilities however we additionally conceded. We won’t win on the Stade de l’Aube and my purpose is to tip the scales in the suitable route, I am in search of options on this route. The gamers are disenchanted as a result of they wished to do properly. There may be disappointment however there is no such thing as a melancholy. Our providers are constant however not enough. »

Christophe Pélissier (Auxerre coach, 14th with 13 factors)
: “I’m happy with the end result however above all with our efficiency. Coming again to the mark on the finish nearly tastes like victory when it comes to mindset. Within the first half, we weren’t affected person sufficient, we missed out on the final thirty meters. After half-time, we put the pace, as on the motion of the purpose, the place there may be every part. After the equaliser, we confirmed nervous defensiveness however Benoît Costil saved us the purpose with two saves. What we did was very constant, even offensively. Within the ten days that I’ve been there, I’ve discovered a really centered and concerned group. »

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