Even if Olympique de Marseille did not suffer too much in the game during their victory at La Mosson against Montpellier on Monday (2-1), it still looks like a Pyrrhic victory, namely a victory with losses. The first was obviously on injury with the elongation of the adductors of Clauss in the first period.
But it didn’t stop there. Indeed, while the Phocaeans were quietly going towards victory, Nuno Tavares, first scorer of the match against MHSC, had a stroke of blood and literally swept away Arnaud Souquet, who was heading towards MLS. At first, the Portuguese received two yellow cards. The first for his brush, the second for his ensuing altercation with Christopher Jullien.
Life without Clauss and Tavares begins
But that’s not all since the referee of the meeting was going to watch the video and finally gave a direct red card to the Olympian left piston. Who says direct red necessarily says longer suspension. We already knew that he would be absent against Hyères in the Coupe de France this Saturday.
But it will be for the confrontations in Troyes and at the Orange Vélodrome against Lorient. But, to this is therefore added the injury of Jonathan Clauss, at least for the Coupe de France match. So, how will OM go ahead with this meeting? Probably with Issa Kaboré on the right side and Sead Kolasinac on the left side. But it will then be necessary to reform a defense.
Samuel Gigot missed the last meeting due to a concussion protocol while Eric Bailly is not yet fit to really play an entire meeting. It will therefore be necessary, unless Igor Tudor calls on certain young people (Mmadi, the central defender for example) or tries Ünder again as a piston, to put back a defense Mbemba-Gigot-Balerdi, a trio which had done the job against Toulouse (6- 1). It is now up to Tudor to do without strong elements. Something that could happen again since the recruitment of a side is not, for the moment, in the plans of the leaders of OM.
Pub. the 07/01/2023 10:32
update the 07/01/2023 10:55
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