ESTAC-OM: Troyes's pass

14 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard
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Yannick Parienti / OM.net 2016
In its last match in League 1 this season, OM went to Troyes with the intention to gain a third consecutive victory, a week before the finale of the Coupe de France against PSG.

The last match of the season always has a special flavor. This season seals the end of a complicated exercise, but nevertheless " exciting and rewarding " says Steve Mandanda. It was not an exercise like any other, a frankly disappointing one, but it could end on a good note. In the season 2015-16, the OM has never gained three consecutive matches in League 1. It will have this chance on Saturday at the Aube, facing the red lantern, worst home team with 9 points in 18 games (1 win, 6 ties and 11 defeats, 12 goals scored and 35 suffered). Unbeaten since Franck Passi has first worn the head coach costume, the Olympians have a beautiful goal to score in Troyes to confirm their renewal in the League. Also, a victory over Mohamed Bradja's men could allow them to finish the championship in the first part of the classification, which wouldn't be anecdotal at all, both sportingly and financially. Especially before facing PSG next week in the finale of the Coupe de France, OM should continue to collect trust before attempting the feat.

The final match of the season is in everyone's head, but after the semifinal in Sochaux, it's very hard for the staff to maintain a level of total daily involvement among the players. Since then, every training meeting serves to prepare the great event of the year. For the last trial run, Franck Passi has to deal with Nkoudou's and Diaby's injuries, and also Romao's, Mendy's and Batshuayi's suspensions. The OM coach thus decided, in consultation with the captain, to preserve Steve Mandanda. He should, however, give playing time to Rolando and Isla, who are back from injury, and not spare Diarra, who needs to garner the minutes on the field after several weeks spent healing his left knee. Cabella could also get again his job of playmaker to compensate for the absence of the Belgian striker, unless Ocampos doesn't take this opportunity. OM does not go to the stadium of Aube freewheel. There they go, determined to make it three, to conclude the championship heads high, before concentrating fully on winning the 11 th Coupe de France. 

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