ESTAC-OM: Troyes's pass

14 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard
Photos © 
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. 

Before-Match

News First team

thu 19 apr

OM - Lille | Flashback 2004-05

Flashback to one of Marseille's many successes against Lille in Ligue 1, with the match of the season in 2004-05 (Matchday 2) at the Stade Vélodrome. The three Olympien goals came from Habib Bamogo (39th minute), Steve Marlet (89th minute) and Eduardo Costa (90th minute).
fri 20 apr

OM - Lille: The Official Team

2017-2018 Season - Ligue 1 Conforama - Matchday 34 - OM-Lille: The official team for Rudi Garcia against Lille on Saturday at the Orange Vélodrome.
fri 20 apr

PHOTOS | Training on April 17

Experience the training session for les Olympiens on 17 April at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus Training Center.
thu 19 apr

Monaco, Lyon, OM: The home stretch

As we approach the end of the season, three teams are engaged in the fight for the last two places in the top-3.
thu 19 apr

OM - Lille: Rolando & Sarr may be cleared to return

Rolando and Bouna Sarr could be back Saturday against Lille while Boubacar Kamara is out.
fri 20 apr

Replay | Rudi Garcia's pre-match press conference ahead of OM - Lille

OM coach Rudi Garcia spoke on Thursday at a press conference to discuss the game against his former club, LOSC.
fri 20 apr

Replay | Payet's press conference ahead of OM - Lille

Re-live OM captain Dimitri Payet's press conference ahead of OM - Lille.
fri 20 apr

Hyundai hooks the First Team up with new Tucsans

On Tuesday, April 17, the Hyundai Groupe Baldassari - official partner of Olympique de Marseille - presented the First Team players with new vehicles at the RLD center. The Korean brand refreshed Les Olympiens fleet with Hyundai Tucsons.