“He reminded me of Papin”: the video of Moumbagna’s superb return to save OM in Toulouse

He is definitely the man of the moment in Marseille. Already author of the decisive goal against Benfica (1-2, 1-0, 4-2 on penalties), Thursday in the quarter-final second leg of the Europa League, Faris Moumbagna did it again. Sunday in Toulouse (2-2), the Cameroonian striker equalized in added time with a sumptuous scissor. “He reminded me of Jean-Pierre Papin! », greeted his trainer Jean-Louis Gasset afterwards.

Perfectly executed, his gesture left no chance for Guillaume Restes, the Toulouse goalkeeper. “It’s good for him and for his progress because he’s a player in the making, he’s not yet finished on a technical level,” Gasset continued. Scoring two goals in four days, such important goals, is perfect for his confidence. »

Sometimes criticized for his atypical style and some technical blunders, the Cameroonian striker has scored four goals in 14 appearances in all competitions. Notable statistics, especially for a player often confined to late entries. Against Benfica then Toulouse, he scored each time after coming off the bench.

A magnificent goal, but above all useful to avoid a fourth defeat in a row in Ligue 1 for OM. Ninth, two points from seventh place with a game in hand, Marseille can still believe in European qualification via the championship. At this high-stakes end of the season, Moumbagna risks having his say.


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