Ligue 1: Lorient – ​​OM | Marseille wins and moves up to 6th in the ranking, four points from the Top 4

Olympique de Marseille ended up having the last word. This Sunday evening, OM won on the Lorient pitch (2-4), at the end of the fifteenth day of Ligue 1. At the Moustoir stadium, the Phocéens did the hardest in the first period, thanks to a double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9th, 27th) and goals from Chancel Mbemba (3rd) and Leonardo Balerdi (33rd). The Merlus, despite two achievements from Romain Faivre (41st) and Benjamin Mendy (52nd), never managed to come back. In the standings, Gennaro Gattuso’s men are sixth, while Lorient remain in sixteenth position.

Seven goals and three assists are now Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s tally in his last four matches, in all competitions. Against Lorient, the attacker therefore had ample opportunity to improve his statistics. By initially seizing first place in the ranking of the best passers in the championship, after having served Chancel Mbemba, author of the opening score (3rd, 0-1).

Clauss expelled

The Gabonese then put on his goalscoring costume. Only six minutes later, the roles were reversed and it was Mbemba who served his partner, scoring with a cross header (9th, 0-2). Just before the break, Aubameyang once again found the fault, this time with his left foot (42nd, 1-4). The former Arsenal resident is so confident that he even attempted spectacular gestures, like this pigeon wing shortly before the half-hour mark (27th). At that moment, the striker was looking for the third goal for his team.

Samuel Gigot tried to imitate him, also with an acrobatic gesture (33rd). But then it was another defender, Leonardo Balerdi, who ended up finding the fault, with a header, from a corner (33rd, 0-3). In the first period, Marseille’s offensives were devastating. Vitinha (17th) and even Jonathan Clauss (24th) also tried to participate in the party. At the end of the match, the right piston was directly excluded, for a foul on Darlin Yongwa (80th).

Mendy shines against his former club

A numerical superiority which was not beneficial to the Lorientais, who nevertheless managed to take advantage of Marseille’s defensive generosity, by reacting twice in this meeting. First from the first act, thanks to Romain Faivre, with a left-footed strike, in two stages (41st, 1-3). Then through Benjamin Mendy, starter for the first time this season (52nd, 2-4). Mendy had been on the receiving end of a first attempt from Bamba Dieng repelled by Pau Lopez. Eager to shine against his former club, the striker was dangerous more than once (26th), but he clearly lacked realism.

After the break, under his leadership, Régis Le Bris’ men damaged the opposing rearguard. As in this action where Renan Lodi saved an attempt by Dieng on his line, before being replaced by his goalkeeper, in front of Montassar Talbi (56th). The last Marseille rampart remained vigilant and then never went to look for the ball at the back of his goal. Despite the efforts, in this direction, of Isaak Touré (57th), Laurent Abergel (65th) and even Bonke Innocent (89th). OM finally managed to preserve this victory. The first away in the league this season. The fourth in a row, all competitions combined. Now it’s time for the Europa League and a trip to Brighton this Thursday evening at 9 p.m.

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