Ligue 1 – Matchday 31: Marseille records a convincing success against Montpellier (2-0)

Marseille ends its week in the best way. Against Montpellier, OM were in control and consistently played their role as favorites to win 2-0 on their pitch. A quiet victory that allows Jorge Sampaoli’s men to regain second place in the Championship in Rennes while gaining an advantage over Nice, who were defeated in Lens (3-0).

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The hosts of the match scored very quickly thanks to an excellent pass from Valentin Rongier for Amine Harit, alone behind the defence. After his run, Moroccan striker Bamba Dieng found himself alone at the far post and gave him the perfect opportunity to take the lead with a perfect pass to his feet (1-0, 9′).

A few minutes later, the same Bamba Dieng received a logical penalty after a foul by Jordan Ferri in the penalty area. Penalty converted by Cengiz Ünder, who wrong-footed Jonas Omlin (2-0, 19′). Montpellier somehow tried to bend Marseille’s defence, without real success.

Montpellier was harmless… and finished by ten

In the second half we believed in a slight rebellion from the guests. Teji Savanier also failed with a very open shot against a not very well placed Mandanda, but the shot went wide (51st). Montpellier then ran the rest of the match without becoming really dangerous.

With Dimitri Payet coming on during the game, Marseille continued to put pressure on their opponents. Omlin also received the red card (90th) after a rough foul on Luis Henrique, who went on goal alone. A new sign of renunciation from the Montpellier camp. OM continue to impress in Ligue 1, moving up to second place in Rennes, now three points adrift.

Bamba Dieng (Marseille) scored against Montpellier on Sunday 10 April 2022. / League 1

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