Riolo thrilled by Marseille, but with a downside!


Olympique de Marseille launched its final sprint perfectly in the race for the podium by winning yesterday against Montpellier (2-0). A fourth consecutive victory for the Marseilles in L1 which moreover is obtained with the manner. A performance that has more to the RMC journalist, Daniel Riolo.

Yesterday, OM hit hard by winning against Montpellier at the Stade Vélodrome (2-0). A clear and deserved victory that the Olympians went for by offering play and intensity. With this success, OM respond to Rennes who won in Reims (2-3) the day before. The Marseilles regain their second place with 3 points ahead of the Bretons and take advantage of the defeat of Nice in Lens (3-0) and the draw of Strasbourg against OL (1-1) to escape a little more in this frenetic race for the Top 3. A very good omen before the next insane weeks which await the OM with trips to PAOK and Paris.

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Moreover, Jorge Sampaoli was able to rotate his workforce yesterday for these next meetings: Kamara, Payet and Pau Lopez were on the bench. This did not prevent OM from putting on a great game, especially in the first half when the Marseille players stifled the Montpellier players who were doing well when they returned to the locker room with only two goals conceded. A first act that caught the attention of Daniel Riolo who spoke in the After on RMC after the match:

“I like when it’s the teams that offer the game that are rewarded (…) In terms of football, we have said since the start of the season that Rennes and Marseille are the two teams that give us the most pleasure. Already you notice from the start that Payet/Milik, we actually have debates, they can’t play together, when one plays, the other doesn’t start, tonight the two aren’t there and I wonder if the first half hour of OM is not one of their finest this season. The passes, the verticality, the energy that is put into the game (…) Marseille tonight, they have the ball but they run a lot more than Montpellier, there is real generosity. If Dieng is a little more skilful technically in front, in the first half OM can turn to 3, 4-0. » Daniel Riolo – Source: After RMC (10/04/2022)

OM, a team that is always scared?

If the RMC journalist liked the background of the game and the intensity put on by the Marseilles, he still found a downside to this match. A recurring problem among the men of Sampaoli according to the words of the chronicler of the Grandes Gueules: the lack of serenity:

“They always give the impression of getting themselves into trouble. I would like to have an OM supporter who tells me that at 2-0 even fifteen minutes from the end, he is completely calm. I’m not sure they are calm, I saw a sentence from Guendouzi who says “we know what we are doing”. I hope they are safe. » Daniel Riolo – Source: After RMC (10/04/2022)

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