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Ligue 1: two months after their interrupted match, Nice and OM separate in a draw


The meeting, replayed on neutral ground in Troyes and behind closed doors, did not designate a winner this Wednesday evening.

Empty seats, screams of players and coaches breaking through the silence and a announcer announcing goals only for officials and stadium staff.

Two months after having ended prematurely in chaos and after 75 minutes under high tension, Nice-OM replayed last night in the tranquility of the closed door of the Aube stadium in Troyes, place chosen to host "the replay Of this match.

And without anyone to invade the field, the shock was able to come to an end this time, without designating a winner (1-1).

Nice, who fell from Lyon on Sunday after a spectacular comeback in the last ten minutes (3-2), did not take advantage of this late match - which he was leading during his interruption - to seize the PSG runner-up place. Even if the OM, which learned during the meeting that the disciplinary commission of the Professional Football League (LFP) would decide to remove or not its reprieve in the standings on November 17 after the excesses during the reception of Paris , suffered in the first half.

But if Amine Gouiri quickly opened the scoring (1-0, 6th), the Marseillais could count on their playmaker Dimitri Payet (1-1, 42nd) to return to the score.

And offer his second draw against a better ranked team in three days.

Fourth, OM is therefore coming out of this match, which it seemed on the way to losing two months ago, with one point instead of zero and above all by withdrawing two units from a possible rival for European places.

Nice can blame himself

Infuriating for Christophe Galtier's men, who had several opportunities to make a break in the first period.

We think of this procrastination of the hero of the match against OL, Evann Guessand (14th), of this face to face won by Pau Lopez against Gouiri (35th), then of this huge opportunity wasted by Hassane Kamara (36th) one minute more late.

Failures with bitterness reinforced by the nice goal of Payet, scorer on OM's first shot on target.

This is about most of the highlights of this match, with the exception of a new decisive intervention by Pau Lopez (50th) on a Nice corner.

The last forty minutes of the match, where Marseille managed to raise its level, will not leave an unforgettable memory.

But two months after the inadmissible, we will not blame a Nice-OM for ending too quietly.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-10-27

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