In Thessaloniki (Toumba Stadium)
Conference League | quarter-final second leg | Thursday 14.04.22 | 9:00 p.m. on W9 and Canal+Sport
0 – 1
(MT: 0 – 1)
|Referee: D. Makkelie | Weather: good (14°) | Land: good | Spectators: 28,000|
|MATCH SCORE: 6/10||REFEREE’S NOTE: 7/10|
The atmosphere must be hot, it was. But on the pitch, OM did what they needed to not get too hot. Result, an eighth consecutive victory for OM, a seventh success in a row in the European Cup.
Payet with finesse
Despite the injuries, the suspensions, the OM team looks great in a 4-1-4-1 that they master well. That does not prevent PAOK from getting into the game better with two big chances. A shot from Akpom in a good position, then a header from a defender smashed into a corner when he found himself alone. But both times OM can count on an imperial Steve Mandanda. From there, the match is immediately easier and the Marseille team begins to get their hands on the game. The Greeks are no more serene than that, like the defender who fails to score in csc with a crap control of the thigh and who is saved by his post. Payet had a first chance on a serve back from Harit who had previously mobilized the entire defense. It didn’t pay off, it was quite far from the frame. But on a super counter after half an hour of play, Guendouzi slips him a perfect ball into the box. Payet emerges, with finesse, just to slip the ball into the goal under the goalkeeper. It’s perfect, OM have a joker. The half ends with a lot of experience from the Marseillais.
A daddy game
There are still some to come back. OM know how to manage behind and discover themselves to hurt. On a new counter, Pape Gueye tries to find Bakambu at the far post. If the attacker has the ball it’s a goal, but a defender throws himself to tackle the ball in the direction of his goal and it goes just wide of the post. Never mind, OM are still playing a daddy’s game. It puts the foot when it is necessary to set foot, it breaks the rhythm when it is necessary… In the end, OM do what they know how to do best: multiply the passes in the opposing camp. And it is clear that it discourages. Even if a cross shot from Colak ten minutes from the end was just wide. The trap was duly avoided.
|THE ELEVEN OF OM|
|Lirola – Saliba – Caleta-Car – L. Peres|
|Harit – P. Gueye – Guendouzi – Bakambu (Under 71st)|
|payet (Kolasinac 87th)|
|Not entered : P. Lopez (g), Benyahia, Bertelli, Moustier, Pitou, Mmadi|
|THE PAOK ELEVEN|
|Lyratzis – Ingason – J.Crespo – Veirinha (Sidcley 68th)|
|Kurtic-Augusto-Tsingaras (Mitrita 57th)|
|A.Zivkovic (Murg 77th) – Biseswar (Schwab 78th)|
|Akpom (Colak 68th)|
|Not entered : Z. Zivkovic (g), Mihaj, F.Soares, L.Taylor|
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