Despite a very attractive performance, OM went on to win a third match against Lazio in the Europa League.
After three days in C3, OM are still undefeated. But, on the other hand, the Marseille team also remains winless, and that’s where the shoe pinches. As was already the case during their previous outings in this event, the gang in Sampaoli provided an interesting game during their trip to Lazio but they were not able to materialize their highlights. She had to settle for a 0-0, which keeps her in 3rd place in her group.
Marseille have only three points, but the glass can be considered as half full as the race to the round of 16 remains open with only one point behind Galatasaray and their opponent of the day.
OM lacked realism in front of
The case could of course have been simpler if Payet his team-mates had been effective at Stadio Olimpico. Because the opportunities to force the decision, they had. At least half a dozen. Often timid in the past when traveling in Italy, they showed a whole different face this time around.
Not to miss
Cengiz Under is the one that stood out the most. On a pitch that he knows well as a former member of Roma, the Turkish international has been very active and impactful. He just lacked the address in the last gesture (15th, 40th, 49th and 64th). Unused attempts that he will certainly regret.
Arkadiusz Milik also had a 1-0 ball that he did not take advantage of (14th) in the heart of a start to the match which was totally to the advantage of OM. Then, in the second half, it was Dimitri Payet who missed the boat (66th) on a shot slightly deflected by a Laziale.
Immobile made the Marseillais tremble
Marseille failed to win, but it can also be congratulated not to have lost. Because the game could very well have tipped in favor of the Biancocelesti. The latter did not remain spectators in this meeting. Immobile had three golden opportunities to open the brand. On the first (51st), he was reported offside. On the second, he hit the crossbar (69th). And on the third, it is Pau Lopez who intervened brilliantly (88th). The Spanish goalkeeper was also decisive at the end of the game on a header from his compatriot Raul Moro (66th).
In the end, the score of 0-0 therefore seems fairly fair. The two teams will meet in two weeks at the Vélodrome to try to decide between themselves. Until then, the Phocaeans have a great championship game to deliver. That of next Sunday against PSG.