The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Tops / Flops OM-Sporting: Harit omnipresent, Adan in the middle of a nightmare


Olympique de Marseille revived in the Champions League by clearly winning against Sporting Lisbon (4-1). Find the Tops and Flops of this meeting.


Harit in all shots

Author of a good entry during the defeat conceded against Frankfurt (0-1), Amine Harit won a starting place on Tuesday.

The Moroccan international clearly agreed with his coach.

Quickly dangerous, he was able to be effective by giving his team the advantage with a header (16th), then offering a decisive pass to Balerdi from a corner (28th).

His numerous percussions pushed the Lisbon defense into error on several occasions.

To discover

  • Champions League standings

  • Champions League fixtures and results

Read alsoChampions League: after a crazy match against Sporting, OM finally regains victory

Sanchez's activity

Aligned at the forefront of the Marseille 3-4-3, Alexis Sanchez has rarely been well served, but he has displayed all his combativeness.

Like his pressing which pushed Adan to the fault on the Marseille equalizer (13th).

Precious in his pressing, but also by the accuracy of his transmissions, the Chilean veteran finished the meeting on his kneecaps.

An understandable fatigue which can explain his big failure, without consequence, at the end of the match (87th).

Read alsoChampions League: OM equalize against Sporting thanks to a gag goal from Sanchez (video)

Lopez's parade, the first turn

If Sanchez's gag equalizer clearly tipped the match, Sporting could well have made the break three minutes earlier (10th).

Gonçalves, well launched in depth by Edwards, had Lisbon's second goal at the end of his foot, but he lost his duel against Pau Lopez, author of a saving parade.

Decisive on this action, the Marseille porter then experienced a much quieter start to the evening.

The successful return of Mbemba

Back from suspension after his red card received against Tottenham, Chancel Mbemba delivered a big game on Tuesday.

Solid, the rough Marseille defender did not hesitate to project himself forward to offer solutions to his teammates.

A fruitful contribution at the end of the match.

The former Porto player was responsible for concluding the Marseille festival, with a good hook-cross strike sequence after a first attempt by Sanchez repelled by Israel (84th).

Read alsoChampions League: after a crazy first half against Sporting, OM are relaunching in the race for qualification


OM can thank Adan

Very badly embarked after conceding the opener after fifty-two seconds of play, OM were able to take advantage of Antonio Adan's gifts to quickly overthrow everything.

The Sporting goalkeeper is completely out of his match after his huge blunder and his failed clearance which allowed Sanchez to equalize (13th).

Also guilty on the second goal, with a hazardous placement in front of his cage (16th), the 35-year-old Spanish goalkeeper dealt the coup de grace to his own team by receiving a very avoidable red card, for having touched the ball from the hand out of its area (23rd).

Betrayed by its captain and reduced to ten, Sporting never recovered.

Clauss, the big blow

Relaunched on the European scene thanks to this victory, OM nevertheless recorded bad news on Tuesday, with the injury of Jonathan Clauss.

The former Lensois, decisive passer for Harit, was suddenly cut off in his tracks half an hour into the game. Hit in the right calf, the 30-year-old had to give up his place and risk an unavailability of several weeks.

A big blow given the upcoming deadlines, with OM and the French team...

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-10-04

You may like

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy