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Tops / Flops OM-City: De Bruyne sparkling, Marseille not at the level


Kevin de Bruyne above the lot and the Marseillais far from the score: the Tops and Flops after OM-Manchester City (0-3).


De Bruyne in all the good shots

Kevin de Bruyne shone this Tuesday evening in Marseille (City victory, 3-0), in this match of the second day of the group stage of the Champions League.

The Manchester City playmaker, who returned to West Ham last Saturday (1-1), was in good shape.

The Mancunian captain proved it by offering two assists on the lawn of a Velodrome behind closed doors.

On an error by Rongier, the Belgian recovered a ball in the box and sent a perfect cross to Ferran Torres for the opener (18th).

He did it again at the end of the game with another superb center for Raheem Sterling, City's third goal (81st).

Enough to make him the man of the match.



- The march was too high for OM against City

City does the job

Without being dazzling, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City quietly controlled the whole match.

Never in danger, City had full control with 64% possession.

In the first period, the Skyblues cornered the Marseillais in their camp, leaving them very few opportunities.

After the break, they slowed down a little before starting off very strongly at the end of the match with two goals in the last quarter of an hour signed Ilkay Gundogan (76th) and Sterling (81st).

All in all, City have shown their superiority and why they are a serious contender for the title.

Guardiola's men have two wins in two C1 matches and are at the top of their group.


An invisible OM in attack

Two shots.

Here is the results of the Olympians at the end of this meeting ... The Marseille attack was transparent.

Nothing to eat except the low shot of Nemanja Radonjic well captured by Ederson (41st) or the post of Florian Thauvin (54th).


The step was too high against Man City.

Two defeats in two matches for OM, which still has not found the net in this C1 vintage 2020-21.


 - Thauvin:" Porto?

The last chance match ”

Marseille defensive errors which cost dearly

Cornered in their camp, the Phocéens took the water and conceded the opening of the scoring on an error of Valentin Rongier.

The midfielder missed his pass in the box ... Marseille, suffocated, made other defensive errors and ended up sinking at the end of the match.

11 - Marseille have lost each of their last 11 matches in the Champions League.

Only Anderlecht (12) have lost more games in a row in the history of the competition.

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- OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 27, 2020

An OM not at the level

The Marseillais showed their limits and saw what the true level of the Champions League was.

Hard return to reality.

The 5-3-2 was not convincing and OM were never able to upset Manchester City.

It will be difficult for this team to hope for something in C1 without going up a notch.

Marseille, currently last in its group with zero points in two games, has lost its last 11 matches in the Champions League.

So far, it is Anderlecht who holds the sad record of consecutive defeats in C1 (12).

OM will be keen not to reproduce the zero point during its previous participation in C1 seven years ago.

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Source: lefigaro

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