Monaco 2-1 OM: A Game to Forget

17 apr 2016
Par 
Frédéric Rostain
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Yannick Parienti / OM.net 2016
OM lost for the third time out of its last four games.

In the game against Bordeaux, Michel made five changes in the starting lineup. In Monaco, he made three with the return of Romao in the midfield, Batshuayi ahead and Ocampos on the left. The Argentinian was making his big return to Ligue 1 since he hadn’t played since the January 10 game against Guingamp on the 20the day.

The first period was very difficult for the Olympiens, who had a lot of difficulty making plays and sometimes even lining up series of consecutive passes. It went badly for OM despite good possession of the ball pfor passing the midfield line and it was even worse in the final 35 meters. There were only two centered shots for Michel’s men during the 45 first minutes, the first from Ocampos and another from Batshuayi, but they ultimately ended thirty meters from Subasic’s goal. It was an attempt to mirror Marseilles’ game, always on the edge and without any real spark. Without a lot of movements, and rattled by the Monegasque’s pressing, the Olympiens went too far with long balls but never got past Rocher’s defense.
Lacking technical accuracy, Jardim’s players had opportunities but the two biggest ones were ruined by offside positions. In short, the first period will be quickly forgotten by fans of the two teams.

On return from the locker room, the home team immediately upped their game. It paid off quickly. After the Olympiens lost the ball, Silva got past Marseilles’ defense to kick from far away and get past Mandanda. OM reacted timidly with Bathsuayi but Subasic caught the ball easily. Under pressure, Michel added some new blood to his team with the entry of Nkoudou and Thauvin on offense. Without being dangerous, ASM’s players expertly covered all the zones on the field, which meant they had few assaults from the Olympiens. That’s why OM’s first shot on goal happened at the 73rd minute, with an attempt from Thauvin.
Monaco scored right after that, for the first time in the game, with a corner kick, only on the far post, Raggi had plenty of time to take control and kick to raise the score to 2-0. Despite Fletcher's entry into the game, OM didn't have much spirit left. Yet it was the Scotsman, on one of the last balls in overtime, who served Batshuayi. The Belgian forward aimed at Subasic without control. The change in the score didn’t change anything since the referee signaled the end of the game, one that Marseilles will want to forget quickly.

After this win, Monaco has regained second place. OM lost a place and is now fourteenth, still six places from the relegation zone. OM has only obtained six of the last thirty points available thanks to so many tie games.

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