In the first minutes of Friday’s competition, the two teams had no clear chances of opening the score. Ludovic paid your wages 15 minutes from a sharp angle, but Steve Mandanda, well positioned, effectively stepped in. Moments later, Leonardo Ballerdy headed to the other side of the field, striking the center of Matz Sales’s goalkeeper.
In the 27th minute, Melek fired an extremely inaccurate shot from distance. Six minutes later, visitors were closer to the strike. Ajorque gave a dangerous shot from the edge of 16, but the ball flew right next to the home post. At the end of the first half, the visitors had another chance. But Mandanda showed an amazing reaction and saved Frederick Gilbert’s shot from an acute angle.
After the break, Jorge Sampaoli’s players got the preference, but could not document it with a goal. In the 60th minute, Melek received a beautiful pass in front of the penalty area from Dimitri Payet. But the Polish striker could not control football. Moments later, Payette tried to hit himself, but sent the ball over the opponents’ bar. In response, Lennard scored in the middle of the goal.
Twenty minutes before the match ended, Melek missed a great opportunity. Paolo Susi hit his head from the fifth meter in a row at the goalkeeper. It took revenge on Marseille a few moments later. Lennard’s corner shot rebounded for Mandanda, but shortly thereafter the home team goalkeeper was without a chance after Lennard focused directly on the header of Stefan Mitrovic, who showed off a powerful kick.
The locals immediately started catching up and soon after conceding a goal they had a chance to equalize. However, Florian Toffin’s shot from the edge of sixteen was blocked by Sells perfectly. Ten minutes later, Olympique was on its way. Luis Henrique was stationed on the left side to the far post, where he showed substitute Dario Benedetto with a precise header, achieving the final result of the match.
Olympique de Marseille – RC Strasbourg 1: 1 (0: 0)
Objectives: Dario Benedetto (86) – Stefan Mitrovic (73)
Yellow Cards: Rongier, Lerola, Melick, Jay – Diallo machine
Rule: Stephanie Frappart (France)
Olympique de Marseille: Mandanda – Balerdi, Alvaro, Caleta-Car – Lirola, Thauvin, Kamara (83. Benedetto), Rongier (58. Gueye), Nagatomo (57. Henrique) – Payet, Milik.
RC Strasbourg: Salts – Cassie, Mitrovic, Djiko, Connie – Gilbert, Ahulu, Lennard (76. Sissoko), Bellegard (90 + 1. Sahi) – Diallo (86 Sibi), your wages.