Olympique Marseille 2-0 Troyes: A surprise win against Troyes

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TROYES. Olympique Marseille had a surprising win over Troyes with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Mbemba (10') and a goal from J. Veretout (46').

TROYES. Olympique Marseille had a surprising win over Troyes with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Mbemba (10′) and a goal from J. Veretout (46′). Olympique Marseille was vastly superior ball possession (68%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stade de l’Aube stadium in Troyes on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Hakim Ben El Hadj with the help of Huseyin Ocak and Aurélien Drouet. The 4th official was Remi Landry. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 8 degrees Celsius or 46.45 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 87%.​

Match Statistics

Olympique Marseille was in firm control of the ball 68% while Troyes was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

Olympique Marseille was more aggressive with 67 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Olympique Marseille won the match.​

Troyes shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Olympique Marseille shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.


Troyes received 2 yellow cards (Rominigue Kouamé and R. Ripart). On the other side, Olympique Marseille received 3 yellow cards (Issa Kaboré, Chancel Mbemba and Ruslan Malinovskyi).

After this match, Troyes will stay with 18 points like Nantes to stay in the 13th place. On the opposite side, Olympique Marseille will have 39 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 10'

    Chancel Mbemba

    Mattéo Guendouzi

  • 15'

    Issa Kaboré

  • 46'

    Jordan Veretout

  • 48'

    Rominigue Kouamé

  • 55'

    Chancel Mbemba

  • 67'

    Ruslan Malinovskyi

  • 67'

    Ruslan Malinovskyi

    Issa Kaboré

  • 68'

    Florian Tardieu

    Rominigue Kouamé

  • 73'

    R. Ripart

  • 75'

    Bamba Dieng

    A. Sánchez

  • 75'

    Pape Gueye

    Sead Kolasinac

  • 78'

    Y. Larouci

    R. Ripart

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Troyes will play away with Lille on the 15th of January with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Troyes (5 draws).

Olympique Marseille will host Lorient on the 14th of January with a 14-6 head to head in favor of Olympique Marseille (6 draws).

Troyes: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Patrick Kisnorbo chose to play with the following team: Mateusz Lis (6.2), Thierno Baldé (7.0), Yoann Salmier (6.3), Erik Palmer-Brown (6.6), Abdu Conté (6.4), Rominigue Kouamé (6.1), Xavier Chavalerin (6.4), Andreas Bruus (6.3), Rony Lopes (6.7), Mama Baldé (6.3) and Renaud Ripart (6.7).


Troyes made 2 changes: Rominigue Kouamé for Florian Tardieu (68′) and R. Ripart for Y. Larouci (78′).

Top player: Thierno Baldé

Probably the most impressive player in Troyes was Thierno Baldé.

His rating is (7.0) with 26 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 6.

Olympique Marseille: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Igor Tudor played with: Pau López (6.9), Chancel Mbemba (7.8), Samuel Gigot (7.3), Leonardo Balerdi (7.0), Issa Kaboré (6.4), Valentin Rongier (8.0), Jordan Veretout (8.0), Sead Kolašinac (7.0), Cengiz Ünder (8.1), Mattéo Guendouzi (7.4) and Alexis Sánchez (6.7).


Olympique Marseille made 3 changes: Issa Kaboré for Ruslan Malinovskyi (67′), A. Sánchez for Bamba Dieng (75′) and Sead Kolasinac for Pape Gueye (75′).

Top player: Cengiz Ünder

The player who no doubt impressed Olympique Marseille the most was Cengiz Ünder even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 46 passes (82% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 9 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1


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