The game: 1-1
The Marseillais were very far from victory in the first period, and they came close to it in the second, on several occasions. In the end, they did not win a ninth success in a row and it is not shameful that this series ends against a fine team from Monaco, who deserve a better goalkeeper. Nübel’s blunder offered the equalizer to Sanchez (1-1, 47th) and changed the match which had been perfectly tackled by ASM, with formidable ball outings.
She should have reached half-time with more than a goal in advance, scored against her side by Veretout (17th), but Wissam Ben Yedder spoiled too much: established at the expense of Embolo, the Frenchman first wasted a pass from Fofana, even if the excellent Ben Seghir was able to recover the ball to solicit Blanco (3rd), and he then crossed his shot too much (15th). But he will especially regret this failed duel against Blanco, and this missed frame when the ball had returned to his feet (29th).
Ben Yedder paid for this inefficiency by being replaced by Embolo at the break, and the momentum became Marseille in the wake of Sanchez’s goal. Balerdi found the bar with his head (73rd), Nuno Tavares tried hard, the superb volley from Payet, who had just entered, shook the wrong side of the small net (87th), but Monaco held on and remained five points away. of his opponent, still third, and who did not take advantage of Lens’ draw at Troyes (1-1), at the end of the afternoon.
The player: OM can thank Nübel
Everything was going well for the impressive Monegasques until the 47th minute when they again saw the limits of their goalkeeper. Alexander Nübel hadn’t had much to do in the first half and he had already been worrying when he had to catch Malinovski’s shot in two stages (6th), but this approximation does not weigh heavily in view of his blunder which put Marseille back in the game. Unable to control Nuno Tavares’ shot at the near post, he clumsily returned the ball to Alexis Sanchez who equalized (1-1, 47th). This gift woke up OM, and Monaco never regained the same control.
Marseille gained eleven points after being led in L1 this season, second best record behind Lorient. Monaco have lost 17 after leading, and no one has done worse.