Extraordinary OM!


By: Manu Tournoux

Jean-Louis Gasset was enthusiastic after the great victory won by his troops against Villarreal (4-0) on Thursday in their round of 16 first leg of the Europa League.

Olympique de Marseille could hardly hope for better. Opposed to Villarreal at the Vélodrome for the first leg of their round of 16 of the Europa League, the Ciel et Blanc won 4-0, already taking an almost definitive option for qualification for the quarter-finals. A resounding victory which confirms the renewal observed since the arrival of Jean-Louis Gasset on the Olympian bench.

Called to the rescue after the defeat conceded in Brest (1-0), the Olympian technician scored a fourth victory in four matches with once again an offensive festival. As against Shakhtar Donetsk (3-1) in the Europa League, then Montpellier (4-1) and Clermont (5-1) in Ligue 1, the Olympian attack was at full speed and the former Stéphanois could only appreciate the performance of his men.

“We had an extraordinary first half”

” I am satisfied. I knew they were capable, but we had to build up little by little. This evening, we had an extraordinary first half in terms of commitment, pressing, intensity, aggressiveness, he stressed at the microphone of RMC Sport. In the second half, we managed a little more technically, which we lacked in the previous matches. And above all, we didn’t concede a goal. We will play the return match to score a goal. It is an obligation. »

To do this, OM will be able to count on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, author of a new double against Villarreal, his fifth and sixth goals since the arrival of Jean-Louis Gasset. “He puts in a lot of effort. In the first half, we had to defend on the side. He is someone who has an exemplary mentality, said the Marseille coach about him. That he has the qualities of a goalscorer has been known for a long time. After 50 minutes, we put him back on the axis so that he could rest a little. And we took him out with 20 minutes to go. »

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