A month after the violent incidents that occurred at the Stade Vélodrome, which forced the postponement of the match and almost cost former coach Fabio Grosso an eye after the Rhone bus was stoned, Olympique de Marseille will once again host the ‘Olympique Lyonnais, this Wednesday (9 p.m.). A late match therefore counting for the 10th day, the meeting promises to be under high tension, while both teams have an almost imperative need to improve in Ligue 1.
Stuck in last place, again defeated last weekend against Lens (3-2) in a match within their reach, OL have not been able to get by since the start of the season. With an interim coach at its head, Pierre Sage, the team is therefore evolving in a complicated context, especially since it admitted to fearing this move, given the events of the end of October. “There is a little fear,” said Clinton Mata at a press conference. We were promised there would be security. We will ignore it to try to win this important match for us and the supporters. »
In comparison, OM, 9th in Ligue 1, necessarily looks better. But the Marseille club remains far from its early season objectives and its coach Gennaro Gattuso knows he is being scrutinized. The Italian gave himself a little breathing room by winning his last two matches, in the Europa League against Ajax Amsterdam (4-3) and in the championship against Rennes (2-0). But a misstep in this Olympico highly anticipated by supporters could call everything into question.
The kickoff of the match between Marseille and Lyon is scheduled for 9 p.m. this Wednesday, December 6 and will be broadcast live on Prime Video.