PSG won 4-0 against OM on Sunday, at the end of the 6th day of Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes. Luis Enrique’s team takes third place in the standings. Marseille, in the midst of a crisis and without a coach at its head, goes a third match in a row without a victory in the league.
Published on: 09/25/2023 – 00:17
Olympique de Marseille plunged a little further against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday September 24 at the end of the 6th day of Ligue 1, who made short work of it (4-0), but lost their star Kylian Mbappé, released due to injury.
This defeat at the Parc des Princes, its first of the season, will not help the affairs of the Marseille club, which has been in troubled waters for a week, which was punctuated by the departure of its coach Marcelino.
The Marseillais had pulled their heads a little above water at the end of the week with a good result against Ajax Amsterdam in C3 on Thursday (3-3), and a little more on Friday when OM president Pablo Longoria announced that he remained in charge of the club. The Spanish leader was also present on Sunday at the Park to see his team, largely dominated in the game and deprived of the ball.
This defeat completes a week during which OM seriously faltered after a disappointing draw at the Vélodrome against Toulouse (0-0) last Sunday, but especially following a stormy meeting the next day between managers and supporters’ associations. , who demanded their resignation.
For PSG, which has been sailing unusually on calm waters for several weeks, the weather is clear. This success puts him back on the podium (3rd) of Ligue 1, on goal difference with Monaco (4th), and behind Nice (2nd) and Brest (1st).
Mbappé was injured in the first half
The ankle injury of its star, Kylian Mbappé, however, overshadowed the Parisian evening. Author of eight goals in five games this season, the striker was hit in the left ankle during contact with defender Leonardo Balerdi (6th). After going back and forth between the sidelines and the field, he left and returned to the locker room, replaced by Gonçalo Ramos (31st).
This mistake by the Argentinian is at the origin of PSG’s first goal: at the right corner of the area, Achraf Hakimi’s curled shot was lodged in the top corner of Pau Lopez (8th).
Two superb goals in two games for the defender, full of confidence, making us forget his complicated second season at PSG, marked off the field by an indictment for rape.
The rest of the match was a succession of firsts for the Parisian club: striker Kolo Muani, also from Bondy like Mbappé, chose the classic to score his first goal in red and blue colors.
Attentive in the area, the former Frankfurt player unlocked his counter for his second start. He took a ball from the right into the empty goal (37th), after a strike from Hakimi which found the post.
Without their supporters deprived of travel and in a Parc des Grands Soirs decorated at the start of the match with a huge tifo, the players of interim coach Jacques Abardonado continued to dive, despite a few attempts, like that of Vitinha on the bar ( 24th).
A reassuring match before the trip to Newcastle
At the start of the locker room, PSG continued their momentum, with the first goal from striker Gonçalo Ramos on the first assist from Ousmane Dembélé. His cross to the near post found the head of the Portuguese striker (47th), who scored a double at the end of the match on an offering from RKM (89th).
To complete the series of novelties, the young 21-year-old Frenchman Bradley Barcola was aligned for the first time by Luis Enrique, always a fan of surprises, and leaving Vitinha on the bench. He was given a standing ovation by the Park when he left (83rd), replaced by Nordi Mukiele, who has been back since March.
A second reference match in a week after the victory against Dortmund (2-0), for PSG version Luis Enrique, who experienced some failures notably against Nice last weekend (3-2 defeat).
While the Spanish coach had warned his players of the “emotional component” of this type of match, Luis Enrique must have been reassured, ten days before the trip to Newcastle in the Champions League.
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