OM are one of the thrilling teams at the start of the season.
Led by Lorient, Igor Tudor's men finally won in style this Saturday (3-1), during the 19th day of Ligue 1. With this success, the seventh in all competitions, the Olympians remain at two points from Lens, second in the standings, and five lengths from PSG, which has one game less.
What you must remember
Very attacking and dominating (73% possession), Mattéo Guendouzi's teammates multiplied the chances in the first minutes of the game with Ünder (6th) then Mbemba (9th) against Lorient, grouped in defense.
They finally conceded the opener on a corner taken by Terem Moffi, who scored his 12th goal in Ligue 1 this season (0-1, 29th).
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Without panicking, OM continued to build their game by constantly trying to go forward to equalise.
And it paid off thanks to a header from Sead Kolasinac on a cross from Ünder before half-time (1-1, 38th).
The inevitable Alexis Sanchez then put his people in front of the scoreboard with a huge left-footed strike (2-1, 53rd), before Jordan Veretout worsened the score (3-1, 59th).
Another great performance for Igor Tudor's men before facing two big names next week: Rennes, in the Coupe de France, then Monaco in the league.
Player: Ruslan Malinovskyi
Arrived from Atalanta Bergamo five days ago, the Ukrainian, who made his debut in Troyes, had his first tenure this Saturday with his new club.
Positioned on the right side, he multiplied the calls and often created the surplus with Ünder, even if he was not necessarily precise in the last gesture.
He is also decisive in the equalization of Kolasinac, with a nice breakthrough in the axis before shifting the Turk.
Ruslan Malinovskyi could even have scored his first goal in Olympian colors on the hour mark, but his attempt fled the target (62nd).
He was then replaced by Dimitri Payet in the 65th minute of play.
The number: 14.
With Kolasinac's goal, OM have scored 14 goals by defenders or pistons this season in Ligue 1. This is already as much as PSG's best total for the 2021/22 season.