Weighed down by two significant setbacks in recent days, OM were able to recover at the expense of Stade Rennais, this Sunday, to close the 26th round of L1 (0-1).
After two huge disappointments conceded in front of PSG in the league (0-3 defeat at the Vélodrome) and Annecy in the Coupe de France (elimination on penalties at the gates of the semi-finals), OM had to start again this Sunday at the end of the 26e day of Ligue 1. To do this, it was necessary to face on his lawn a Rennes team which this season is not lacking in ambition. A Breton collective that had everything to gain in this confrontation at Roazhon Park.
Well in his match from the first minutes of play, Rennes jostled the first dolphin of PSG, creating hot opportunities like a Gouiri who in the first act touched wood. Only Marseille, this time, did not stretch the stick to be beaten, and knew how to show the small suspicion of malice necessary to make the difference in a relatively locked and balanced meeting. A worked combination executed by the Veretout-Ünder tandem on a free kick will have finally tipped the scales, in favor of Kolasinac for the finish (0-1, 57e).
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” We had no choice, we had to give this answer tonightblew Rongier hot on the antenna of Prime Video. In a season, there are always matches like that, where you don’t have to be beautiful or good and where you just have to take the three points. This is especially true against a team like that who is playing for the podium. We struck a blow tonight, we have to continue like this now. Buoyed by this success, OM, who thus remain eight points behind the Parisian leader, are four points ahead of their first pursuers – Monaco and Lens – held in check this weekend. Fifth, the Rennais find themselves nine units behind their opponents of the day.