Angers 0-1 OM: OM mathematically saved

01 may 2016
Par 
Frédéric Rostain
Photos © 
Meryl Diffusion / OM.net 2016
Three months after its last success in Ligue 1, OM found in Angers, the joy of victory and definitively had ensure its place among the elite for next season.

Marseille's Olympic took off from the right point. Although Angers has obtained the first dangerous chance of the game with Yattara who passed right by Mandanda's goals, it was the Olympians who took the game into their account including through the sides. They had good opportunities without framing their shots. Alessandrini attempted a recovery on a poor ball pass made by the Angevin defense, Batshuayi completely missed a recovery following a cross from Thauvin, attempting a center shot a few minutes later. The SCO reacted with a free kick by Mangani countered by the Marseille wall. Fletcher then made his move The battle raged on in the midfield where we found a large majority of players and games. The Scot illustrated with a pass for Batshuayi. The Belgian sunk into the surface before placing a cross shot.
By varying its game, playing alternately on the sides and in the center, OM managed to bend the third best defense in the championship in less than half an hour. Passi's men left the ball to the premises to play offense. But SCO players, except Ndoye, stumbled on the Marseille defense. Mendy tried to take a shot just before Batshuayi failed to perform a full axis raid. Unfortunately, his shot failed just next to the Letellier goal.

Thanks to the opening goal, OM found confidence and attacked the second time the right way: with the game and opportunities. After a bright opening with Barrada, Alessandrini, slightly off to the right, tried a daring strike that grazed the corner of the SCO. Batshuayi, launched by Fletcher, as for the goal in the first period, found himself alone with Letellier but lost his duel against Angers's porter.
Visibly tired from their midweek match, Moulin's men often fished in the last gesture such as a recovery completely missed by Ketkeophomphone. OM managed somehow and Passi passed to As Diarra, Cabella, and Sarr. In the end part, the Olympians went 4-2-3-1 with Fletcher on the left. This system change did not affect their confidence. SCO had the ball but did not do anything correctly, hence the false pace that settled gradually. But the Olympian defense held firm against the onslaught of awkward "black and white" assaults.

With this success, the first in Ligue 1 since 3 months, OM are eight points clear of the relegation zone and thus ensures its place in the elite for next season. Players, managers, and fans can blow a big "phew" of relief and can now watch the last two days and especially the cup final in France with serenity.

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