Sochaux 0-1 OM: Thauvin Olympic of the match

21 apr 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard
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Yannick Parienti / OM.net 2016
Then, it is no surprise that the only goal of the semi-finale of the Coupe de France 2015-16 between Sochaux and Marseille at the Stade Auguste Bonal (0-1), tops the election of the Olympian of the match. He beats his captain, Steve Mandanda and the duo of recovery composed by Abou Diaby and Alaixys Romao.
1 | Florian Thauvin - 74.47%

His goal sends the OM to the finale of the Coupe de France and rewards Florian Thauvin's smoothly self-denial under the OM jersey. The number 24 of the OM will long remember this match, and so will the fans.
Even if he allows the OM to offer an exciting end of season, the Olympic striker did not make do to defend in Montbeliard, as evidenced by his statistical , good in attack as well as in defense.
Tireless on his right side, Thauvin was in all the right moves in the Doubs and he was even close to double the bet with a subtle lobe on Werner, who was saved by a defender of the FCSM.
Since he has made a full match, Thauvin is obviously your Olympian of the match, after this performance.

2 | Steve Mandanda - 8.24%

As always, Steve Mandanda did what he had to do on Wednesday at Sochaux. Maybe less precise than usual in the kicking game, the OM captain has however left only crumbs to his opponents on the field, particularly on the wing area, where his outputs have greatly relieved his defense. Otherwise, the porter of OM had not so much to do, unless remain vigilant until the final whistle.
Indispensable leader, both on and off the field, Steve Mandanda remained lucid and not boastful at the exit of the Auguste-Bonal stadium , reminding us that the important thing was to ensure the continued League 1 on Sunday against Nantes, and then it would be time to think about the finale of the Coupe de France.

3 | Abou Diaby and Alaixys Romao - 4.12%

Since they were aligned side by side in front of the defense against Sochaux, the duo Diaby-Romao did their job, thus both players have the same number of votes in this election.
If the former did not hesitate to step forward to join the attack in an aggressive way, the later played its role by cutting many opposing offenses so to relieve his defenders. Romao, who replaced Rekik in central defense, gave more to his performance by being intractable alongside Rolando.
According to Diaby, this match has marked a milestone since, for the first time since February 2013, he has played more than 90 minutes. An excellent proof of his recent rise
Despite the absence of Diarra (knee) and Isla (protractors), Franck Passi knows he can rely on two additional players for the upcoming matches. 

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