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Ligue 1: Olympique Marseille tops Lorient 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

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MARSEILLE. Olympique Marseille was capable to turn the table against Lorient.

MARSEILLE. Olympique Marseille was capable to turn the table against Lorient. It was Lorient to score first with a goal from Terem Moffi. However, later Olympique Marseille found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with Sead Kolasinac (38′), A. Sánchez (53′) and Jordan Veretout (59′). Olympique Marseille was vastly superior ball possession (69%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stade Vélodrome stadium in Marseille on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Bastien Dechepy assisted by Brice Parinet Le Tellier and Julien Haulbert. The 4th official was Olivier Thual. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.7 degrees Celsius or 44.01 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.​

Match Statistics

Olympique Marseille was in firm control of the ball 69% while Lorient was struggling with a 31% ball possession.

Olympique Marseille was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Olympique Marseille won the encounter.

Olympique Marseille shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. Talking about the opposition, Lorient shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.


Olympique Marseille received 1 yellow card (Cengiz Ünder). Talking about the opposition, No yellow cards were issued to Lorient.

After playing this match, Olympique Marseille will have 39 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Lorient will stay with 32 points to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 29'

    Terem Moffi

    Y. Cathline

  • 38'

    Sead Kolasinac

    Cengiz Ünder

  • 50'

    Cengiz Ünder

  • 53'

    A. Sánchez

    Sead Kolasinac

  • 59'

    Jordan Veretout

  • 63'

    Bonke Innocent

    Julien Ponceau

  • 66'

    Issa Kaboré

    Sead Kolasinac

  • 66'

    Dimitri Payet

    Ruslan Malinovskyi

  • 70'

    A. Aouchiche

    Laurent Abergel

  • 76'

    Pape Gueye

    A. Sánchez

  • 77'

    Bamba Dieng

    Jordan Veretout

  • 84'

    I. Koné

    E. Le Fée

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Olympique Marseille will host Monaco on the 28th of January with a 13-11 head to head statistic in favor of Olympique Marseille (6 draws).

Lorient will host Rennes on the 27th of January with a 14-6 head to head record in favor of Rennes (7 draws).

Olympique Marseille: Formation and Lineups

Olympique Marseille started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Igor Tudor chose to play with the following team: Pau López (6.4), Chancel Mbemba (7.3), Samuel Gigot (7.2), Leonardo Balerdi (7.4), Cengiz Ünder (7.8), Valentin Rongier (6.8), Jordan Veretout (7.9), Sead Kolašinac (7.2), Ruslan Malinovskyi (7.6), Mattéo Guendouzi (7.1) and Alexis Sánchez (7.1).


Olympique Marseille made 4 changes: Sead Kolasinac for Issa Kaboré (66′), Ruslan Malinovskyi for Dimitri Payet (66′), A. Sánchez for Pape Gueye (76′) and Jordan Veretout for Bamba Dieng (77′).

Top player: Jordan Veretout

The player who no doubt impressed Olympique Marseille the most was Jordan Veretout.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 77 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 3 crosses.

Lorient: Formation and Lineups

Lorient started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Regarding the opposition, Régis Le Bris played with: Vito Mannone (5.9), Gedeon Kalulu (6.1), Chrislain Matsima (6.7), Montassar Talbi (6.1), Vincent Le Goff (6.3), Laurent Abergel (6.5), Enzo Le Fée (7.0), Dango Ouattara (6.8), Julien Ponceau (6.6), Yoann Cathline (6.3) and Terem Moffi (6.9).


Lorient made 3 changes: Julien Ponceau for Bonke Innocent (63′), Laurent Abergel for A. Aouchiche (70′) and E. Le Fée for I. Koné (84′).

Top player: Enzo Le Fée

The player who no doubt impressed Lorient the most was Enzo Le Fée.

His rating is (7.0) with 37 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1


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