FC Lorient logically lost on the lawn of Olympique de Marseille (3-1). The Merlus tried, but they came up against a confident Olympian team.
Terem Moffi is more essential than ever
When his team is under pressure, Terem Moffi knows how to turn into a savior. The current second top scorer in Ligue 1 (12 goals) scored on his first strike of the game. On a corner shot by Yoann Cathline, the Nigerian got out of the marking of Samuel Gigot. He took the ball with a splendid half-volley which ended its race in the goal of Pau Lopez (0-1, 29th). The second period was more difficult for the Lorientais.
The same philosophy of play despite Marseille tactics
FC Lorient has been producing an attractive game since the start of the season. Even against Olympique de Marseille and the Vélodrome, the Bretons tried to bring the ball to life. They tried to alternate vertical and horizontal play, they even managed to put the Phocaeans in difficulty. We must salute this desire of the Lorient people to bring the ball to life.
Onee logical defeat
In a packed Velodrome, the Hakes took some time to really get into the game. The pressure and especially the good placement of the Marseillais prevented the FCL from bringing out the ball as usual.
In the second half, the Morbihannais were surprised as in the first act. Even if they did not concede as many chances as in the first half, Enzo Le Fée’s teammates spent too much time in their camp to hope to weigh throughout the meeting. This 3-1 defeat is ultimately quite logical against the confident and tactically very good Olympians.
Vito Mannone’s aerial outings
The former AS Monaco goalkeeper saved his team on several occasions thanks to stops on his line at the start of the game, but he also put his team in difficulty on his aerial outings. He is not exempt from any reproach on the equalizer of Sead Kolasinac, the Italian came out late allowing the Bosnian to equalize with a header in the empty goal (1-1, 38th).
Three minutes later, the Lorient goalkeeper once again scared off a header from Samuel Gigot which ended on the crossbar. On the other hand, Mvogo’s replacement couldn’t do anything about Alexis Sanchez’s magnificent strike at the near post which allowed OM to take the lead (2-1, 53′). He is also unhappy on the third Marseille goal scored by Jordan Veretout (3-1, 59th), since the ball hit Gedeon Kalulu before ending up in the back of the net.