TOPS/FLOPS – Jonathan Bamba and Paulo Fonseca dominate the debates, Issa Kaboré and OM struggling, find out what caught the attention of the editorial staff after Lille-Marseille (2-1).
The light came from Bamba
The former Stéphanois was very active, especially in the second period, like his team. Scorer to take a definitive advantage in the 72nd minute, he did not stop proposing and going to the conclusion of the most dangerous actions of LOSC. With his 6th goal of the season, he allows Lille to afford a crucial victory for Europe, moreover, against an opponent of the caliber of OM.
The strong choices of Paulo Fonseca
The Portuguese coach of LOSC surprised with his composition. We were all expecting Rémy Cabella and Adam Ounas, but in the end, it was Carlos Baleba and Jonas Martin who took their places from the start in the middle in a 4-4-2 in a diamond pattern. Baleba and Martin gave it their all, both coming out blunt and Cabella turned everything around after he came on. The former Marseille player was the decisive per on the second goal. The choice to align for the first time Diakité and Yoro, the two youngsters in central defense, also paid off since they held Alexis Sanchez well in check while containing Ünder and Malinovskyi who was however more inspired than his partners .
Came into play prematurely (19th) instead of Samuel Gigot hit in the face, Issa Kaboré did not last long on the lawn. When it was necessary to bring in Vitinha (70th), Igor Tudor did not ask any questions by bringing out the one he had brought in before. To support the decision of the Croatian coach, his player was guilty of an incomprehensible loss of the ball in the 49th minute leading to the Lille penalty and therefore the equalization of Jonathan David. Then, he did not weigh at all offensively and suffered numerous attacks from the Mastiffs, the majority on his side.
OM practically say goodbye to 2nd place
The operation is disastrous for Marseille this Saturday evening. In addition to conceding their 7th defeat of the season, the 2nd after opening the scoring, the Phocaeans let slip 2nd place which will be 5 points away if Lens wins in Lorient on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. What seemed to be the match turned into the fight with the Sang et Or, OM capsized in the wrong direction, but fortunately for them, no need to look down because thanks to Lyon, Monaco will not be able to return. OM will therefore have to hope for Lensoise defeats or a victory for AS Roma in the Europa League final added to their qualification for the Champions League to avoid the preliminary rounds of C1 next August.