Hardly beaten 2-0 at Tottenham on Wednesday, in the first match of the Champions League group stage, Olympique de Marseille had a very good first half and generally showed a good face in the match. This is not enough against the third in the Premier League. Here are the T-shirts and flip-flops to remember from this meeting.
Tottenham Tops – OM
Richarlison, a providential man
The author of the very unknown first 60 minutes, Brazilian Richarlison, who was recruited for 58 million euros from Everton this summer, caused OM to fall, through two whims, in the 76th and 81st minutes of play, in Tottenham’s first shots on goal. in the match. The 25-year-old striker, with sheer efficiency, removed a beautiful thorn from his side, was roughened up in the first half by the enterprising Marseille, and was ineffective in the second at numerical superiority. But Richarlison, who has yet to score in the Premier League with Spurs, opened his tally tonight to become Spurs’ man of gods.
The first half of Marseille
Against all expectations, OM dominated the first half against Tottenham. If Antonio Conte’s favorite formation of the match isn’t the team that holds the ball a lot overall, possession of the ball, in favor of OM in the first half (57%), doesn’t mean much. something. But in commitment, extreme pressure and intensity, the vice-champion of France stood out and dominated Spurs abroad. Before the elimination of Chancel Mbemba, the balance of power has changed since the beginning of the second half (47).
Ronier, brave captain
Armband on the arm In the absence of Dimitri Payet, off the bench and who was not involved, former Nantes player Valentin Ronger managed to put in a solid match, with Jordan Veretot at his side. Marseille recovered plenty of balls, led his team’s pressure, and grabbed home in the second half in the middle of the pitch, despite OM’s numerical inferiority since 47.
Tottenham failures – or mother
Mpemba, the red that kills Om
Slightly late in the first half compared to his two central defenders, Eric Bailly and Samuel Gigot, who had been fantastic countering the Spurs attack, pro Chancel Mbemba abandoned his side after returning from the dressing room (47th). The central defender eliminated Heung-Min Son, who was starting to score the goal, and the referee sent him off logically. At the age of 10, Marseille lost control of a meeting which the French club dominated though.
Tavares misses his game
Nuno Tavares starred in L1 (6 matches, 3 goals), and he completely missed his match tonight, due to his return to England. The 22-year-old Portuguese, who was clumsy in attack, with plenty of wasted gestures, also caused OM problems in defence. The Arsenal loanee has regularly defended his back notably well away from Ivan Perisic, who scored Tottenham’s second goal. On the other wing, Jonathan Klaus was also conservative, but was less punishing for OM.
Son-Kane, a conservative duo
Their talent is threatened, but Harry Kane and Hong Min Soon missed their match tonight against OM. A little dangerous, despite several passing attempts too far from Pau Lopez’s goal, Son and Kane did not allow Spurs to win. Redemption for Spurs came from newcomer Richarlison, but not from experienced strikers.