OM 1-0 Reims: Batshuayi, Olympian of the match

08 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
With more than half of your votes, Michy Batshuayi wins the election of the Olympian of the match against Reims (SDR OM 1-0, 37th day of League 1 2015-16). The Belgian striker ahead of Steve Mandanda and Florian Thauvin.
1 | Michy Batshuayi - 50.99%

He is the man of the moment within the Olympique of Marseille! By scoring his 17 th goal of the championship season in the match against Reims, Michy Batshuayi gave OM a valuable and symbolic victory for the last match of the season at the Stade Vélodrome, after 15 unsuccessful matches in League 1 within Michelet boulevard. The Belgian striker served his goal alone by pressing perfectly Agassa, guilty of a big technical error in front of his net. Nevertheless, Michy could have given his team some cover much earlier during the match, if he had shown a little more concentration on his positioning and on his partners' offerings. More generally, Batshuayi scored 4 of the last 5 goals of OM in League 1. Better, he is involved in 7 of the last 11 Olympian achievements in the elite (5 goals, 2 assists).

2 | Steve Mandanda - 22.06%

After a season in which he has demonstrated the extent of his talent, Steve Mandanda did not have his most complicated time against Reims on Saturday evening. The Olympic captain, however, remained attentive throughout the match and responded on the biggest occasion offered by Reims by perfectly capturing Kankava's deflection shortly after the hour mark, following a free kick that was far for the Champenois.
Punished with a severe yellow card for winning time late in the game, Mandanda will not forget this match any time soon, and not in a sports way, but for an event completely independent from football. At the end of the match, a young supporter of OM jumped the handrail to run towards the OM goalkeeper to give him a very touching hug. A beautiful image, symbolizing the love of the people of Marseille for their captain.  

3 | Florian Thauvin - 6.8%

He too is in great in great shape for several weeks. Even if he has not scored a goal or made an assist against Reims, Florian Thauvin has still been one of the foremost Olympians in the 37 th day of League 1 at the Stade Vélodrome.
Unbearable on his right side, Thauvin multiplied dribbling, centers and strikes, thus forcing Agassa and his supporters to work hard many times in order to annihilate his desire to score. He even deserved to get a penalty when Turan marked him roughly in the Reims area. Florian Thauvin has two more matches to play with the OM shirt, and everything suggests that he will be one of the main OM's actors of this late season. 

Survey Olympian of the game

News First team

tue 19 sep

Fans view vs Amiens

We placed our cameras in the middle of the fans during our 2-0 win away at Amiens. Check our the footage here.
Today

Steve Mandanda is back

OM goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is back in full flight at training after finally overcoming a 2 week injury.
sun 17 sep

Amiens 0-2 OM: N'Jie stuns Amiens

Thanks to two goals from Clinton N'Jie in the space of less than three minutes, Marseille get back to winning ways with a victory away at Amiens.
mon 18 sep

Amiens 0-2 OM: Highlights

Highlights from OM's 2-0 win away at Amiens on Sunday afternoon.
fri 15 sep

Rudi Garcia: "It is a good start in the European Cup"

Season 2017-2018 - Europa League - Group I - Round 1 - OM 1-0 Konyaspor: Rudi Garcia's reaction during a press conference.
wed 20 sep

In Focus | Jordan Amavi vs Amiens

"In focus" looks at the performance of Jordan Amavi against Amiens SC
fri 22 sep

Early Christmas jumper fun!

That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you. OM try their Christmas clothing range in this fun video with Patrice Evra and his team-mates.
wed 20 sep

OM Backstage: vs Amiens

The players head out of the changing room to be greeted by Rudi Garcia, as Dimitri Payet prepares the captain armband. Exclusive access behind the scenes as OM took on Amiens SC.