Olympique de Marseille wins against Lyon (2-1)


With this victory counting for the 13th day of Ligue 1, the Marseilles go back to second place in the championship, qualifier for the Champions League.

The World with AFP Posted today at 00h01

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A historic tifo for the 120th anniversary of the Olympique de Marseille. Thanks to French international Dimitri Payet, who scored twice on Sunday (November 10th), Marseille won 2-1 against Olympique Lyonnais Rudi Garcia, who, six months later, made his comeback at Stade Velodrome – under the boos.

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With this victory counting for 13e Ligue 1 day, the Marseillais go back to the second place of the championship, qualifier for the Champions League. It is, however, a stop for the Gones who now point to the 14e place of the championship, six points behind the winner of the"Olympico".

Barely kicked whistle, Marseille was pressing the goal of Antony Lopes, the porter Lyon. The Gones then multiplied the assaults in the Marseilles camp, without success.

A great Dimitri Payet then offered Marseille a prestigious success, the first since 2014 against rivals Lyonnais in the Championship, before a record attendance (65,421 spectators) and conquered. The Reunion scored twice, first on penalty (18e, 1-0) then on a nice cross shot (39e, 2-0), tilting on the Marseille side a tense evening, which began with the stalling of the OL bus on his arrival at the Stade Velodrome, and continued with a break of three minutes because of smoke that disturbed the visibility of the terrain.

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Reduction of Moussa Dembele's score

After a first act dominated by the Phoceens, the match is relaunched in the second half by the goal of the head of Dembele (59e), on a center of Traore. The Lyon striker scored his ninth goal in twelve league games. A few minutes later, the defender Gonzalez Marseille, already warned a few minutes earlier, receives a red card for a foul on Dembele (64e).

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Last scare for OM when, near the time regulation, the Lyonnais Terrier picks up a center of Dubois, his half-volley touches the left amount of Steve Mandanda. But after 5 minutes of play, the Olympians could breathe, they have just dismissed, at least temporarily, a declared opponent to Europe.

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