Marseille’s new faux pas at home, which stalls against Montpellier

Marseille’s new faux pas at home, which stalls against Montpellier

Vitinhan failed to score against Montpellier. NICOLAS DUCAT / AFP

OM could not do better than the draw at the Vélodrome against Montpellier.

OM can no longer do it at home. Held in check by Montpellier (1-1) at the start of the 29th day, Marseille went on to a fifth game in a row without a win at home in the league. With 60 points, the Olympians could be joined by Lens in second place this weekend. On the other hand, Montpellier continues on its good momentum since the return of Michel Der Zakarian with now seven matches without defeat (five wins and two draws).

Guendouzi responds to Nordin

And it is the good the MHSC which started best in this meeting. In confidence, the Héraultais quickly posed problems for the Olympians and struck first on the counter by Nordin (0-1, 13th), after an exceptional ball outing from Khazri and a relay from Wahi. Stunned, the Marseillais began to exist after half an hour of play. After an opportunity for Wahi repelled by Blanco (39th), Igor Tudor’s men returned to the game following a handball from Sakho, who came into play following Kouyaté’s injury, and a penalty converted by Guendouzi (1-1, 44th).

Back from the locker room, the physiognomy of the meeting did not really change and the Marseillais, always borrowed, suffered in the game. Both defensively and offensively. Lecomte didn’t really have to work hard since Clauss’ cross didn’t find Vitinha (53′) and Sylla pushed back a powerful cross from Kolasinac (88′) in front of his goal. On the other hand, the Marseillais had some scares as on this strike of Khazri (66th) which licked the right upright of Blanco or on the strike of Mavididi (77th). With this point of draw, Montpellier, 11th, is getting closer to maintaining with now 37 points.


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