Carried by Aubameyang, OM strikes a big blow!


By: Manu Tournoux

Olympique de Marseille won against FC Nantes this Sunday for the 25th day of Ligue 1 (2-0). Author of a double, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang steals.

In this homogeneous Ligue 1 where the weeks follow one another and are not alike, we will have to count on Olympique de Marseille. In the midst of a crisis just a month ago, the Marseille club raised the bar spectacularly, at the dawn of a final sprint which should hold its share of surprises.

A revival which bears the signature of a man: Jean-Louis Gasset. Propelled onto the OM bench after the sidelining of Gennaro Gattuso, the former deputy of Laurent Blanc gave hope to an entire people. Under his tutelage, the Marseillais have had four convincing successes in all competitions, scoring a flurry of goals to set ablaze a Vélodrome which was just waiting to vibrate.

Aubameyang doesn’t stop!

In this context, OM had an ideal opportunity to strike a big blow this Sunday evening. In the event of success against Nantes, the Marseille club could come back to within a small point of Nice, sixth. A goal that was unimaginable just a month ago, when two worlds separated these two clubs. And the Marseillais have accomplished their mission! Still very consistent in their game, realistic in the two zones of truth, Gasset’s men have put in the necessary ingredients to continue their series.

And who other than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to turn on the light? After a mixed first part of the season, the Gabonese has been flying for several weeks. It was he who broke the deadlock when receiving a cross from Sarr a quarter of an hour into the game (1-0, 17th). It was he, again, who made the break in the last quarter of an hour, with a quickly perfectly executed attack (2-0, 79th). Less flamboyant after the break, the Marseillais showed a more laborious face as fatigue gained ground, but the matter had been settled. OM continues.

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