Caen 1-5 OM: OM is making their way

30 apr 2017
Par 
Frédéric Rostain
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@SM Caen - Roland Le Meur 2017
Thanks in particular to a great start to the match and strong performances, the Olympiens imposed themselves on Caen. Lopez scored two goals in the Ligue 1 while Thauvin scored his first hat-trick.

The Olympiens have been criticized lately for missing out on the opening minutes of the game and more generally the first period. They took a bit of time but they have learned their lesson. At the Michel d'Ornano stadium, even though Caen had the first opportunity to get a goal in the opening seconds with a powerful strike from Seube that nearly got through Pelé clutches, it was Marseille who scored first. And as the saying goes, you shouldn't turn up late to the stadium In the wake of the N opportunity, Thauvin in the opponent's side, took control of the ball with a quick hit from the chest, which he shot past Vercoutre's grasp, scoring a goal. Three minutes later, Thauvin became a passer for Lopez who doubled the lead for OM.
But Patrice Garande's men sustained momentum of their first action and did not let themselves be defeated. Well launched by Karamoh, Santini scored a goal to narrow the gap. Three goals in nine minutes. Here's a start to a match that we haven't seen in a long time. Unsettled by Caen scoring a goal when they had a two-goal lead, OM,with a fluid play and forward, were rushing to the opposing goals, taking advantage of the spaces left unmarked by Caen, doing everything to level out.
in this little game, Yohann Pelé, sometimes well helped by Caen's clumsiness , had to work several times not to let in another goal. But his teammates were becoming efficent as if in the glory days. Before the clock struck 30 minutes, Payet tried his luck from a distance, Vercoutre relased the ball on Lopez who did not miss the target at point blank and scored his first ever double in the Ligue 1

After such a pace in the first half, the second could not live up to it, especially as the rain began to fall. With two goals in the lead, Rudi Garcia's men were more in the management, while trying to master the game at the same time. Pelé was still called on by Karamoh and a free-kick from Féret. Just before this opportunity, OM had increased the score thanks to Thauvin, ideally served by Gomis.
At 1-4, the match was basically over. The two coaches took advantage of this by switching out their players. Zambo Anguissa, Sarr and Doria came into play as the rain poured downed at the end of the game. OM took care of the goal difference with another goal from Thauvin, who scored a hat-trick, his first in the Ligue 1, taking over a center from Sanson at the last minute.

Thanks to their rediscovered efficiency and realism, the Olympians got their fourth victry outside the season, thanks to a hat-trick Thauvin and two goals by Lopez. An important success in the final sprint because it allows them to double Bordeaux (who are playing in Dijon at 5pm), thanks to a better difference of goals.

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