PSG officially fall champion
This Marseille defeat allows Paris to validate the honorary title of autumn champion
IT’S OVER ! BREST WINS AT THE VÉLODROME!
It’s over at the Vélodrome! Marseille sinks at home against Brest after leading 1-0. Final score 2 to 1 for the Bretons who have a sixth straight victory in Ligue 1. Marseille has burned a wild card but still has one game less and remains for the moment, runner-up to PSG. Brest joins the top 6!
Brest has its back round
It holds for Brest which is heading for a 6th straight victory! The Bretons are definitely very surprising!
4 more minutes to play
There will still be four minutes to play in this meeting! Alvaro committed a willful foul on Faivre who left on goal. Yellow card !
Brest proceeds against
Marseille is exposed to cons after multiple offensives! Pau Lopez keeps the cage in front of Faivre and Honorat!
GERSON CANNOT FIND THE FRAMEWORK!
Huge opportunity for OM! Lirola’s strong center and the ball is messed up in the box! Gerson tackles to score but it misses!
Surprised by the two Brest goals, Marseille tries to come back to the score but the centers are constantly returned by the Breton defense.
STILL A GOAL FOR BREST!
What a goal for Franck Honorat! Brest takes the score 2 to 1 after a magnificent action! With his back to the goal, Le Douaron is on the heels for Honorat who lights up and finds the bar re-entrant!
GUENDOUZI LACK OF LUCIDITY!
Huge opportunity for OM! Payet launches in depth Lirola which gives perfectly behind! Guendouzi puts his foot down but misses the target! Incomprehensible!
Great gesture from Pierre Gabriel
Magnificent Payet opening-center for the volley of Under! It is narrowly removed by the head of Pierre-Gabriel!
OM dangerous again
The Marseillais are back on the offensive with Guendouzi and Gerson! Big defense of Brest which set the record straight!
Marseille is now backing down
Dazzling overflow from Honorat who crosses hard towards the Douaron but Kamara clears for a corner! The pressure was reversed in this match!
THE GOAL OF FAIVRE!
Brest comes back to height thanks to the penalty of Romain Faivre! 1 to 1
PENALTY FOR BREST!
PENALTY FOR BREST! Kamara touches a hand strike and the Bretons will try to come back! The VAR confirms the penalty!
Brest is waking up little by little
The Bretons are recovering a little from their ghostly first half. They manage to invest the opposing camp but the Om holds firm!
HALF TIME AT THE VELODROME! OM IS ALREADY AHEAD!
It’s the break at the Vélodrome! Marseille leads 1 to 0 against Brest on a new goal in Ligue 1 from Gerson! Total mastery of OM in this meeting which was rewarded with a goal from Gerson, already a scorer against Nantes in the middle of the week.
Harit misses the frame
Free kick at the entrance to the area, Payet and Harit are around the ball. The former Schalke midfielder takes it but it goes way over the top.
Marseille continues to run
Brest runs a lot in this first half and also retreats in front of the Marseille passing game. The Bretons even concede a dangerous free kick!
OM is less precise
The Phocéens are a little less precise in the last 30 meters, Guendouzi has just missed an opening towards Konrad de la Fuente. He is not the only one, Rongier and Gerson missed some passes!
Marseille continues to accelerate
Despite the opening of the scoring, OM continues to put the pressure on with strong possession. Brest does not manage to exist, Michel Der Zakarian is perplexed.
WHAT A GOAL OF GERSON!
1 to 0 for Marseille after Gerson’s goal! Superb one-two between Gerson and Payet and the Brazilian infiltrates the area! He turns on Bizot under the bar and allows his team to lead!
Super tackle from Peres
One on one with Le Douaron, Luan Peres cut his pass with a perfect tackle! It is countered by the Brestois who concedes the six meters!
Gerson gets moved
Like Le Douaron, Gerson is moved by the central Chardonnet-Hérelle hinge! The Brazilian grumbles and takes time to get back on his feet.
The Douaron deprived of balloons
It’s hard for the Brest striker to exist in this meeting! He struggles in front but he is too alone against Peres and Gonzalez.
Total mastery of OM
The Marseillais did not leave a crumb to the Brestois at the start of the match! They hardly manage to overtake the midfield.
Payet treats the ball at the foot
Konrad de la Fuente throws himself in and gives the ball to Payet who is back in the heel for the American! He hits the right foot but is countered!
The rhythm drops a little
After the hot action of OM, the pace has dropped a bit! Brest manages to get out of its camp a little but Marseille quickly returns!
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OM!
Huge opportunity for Marseille with Gerson who enters the box and continues with a curled shot! Bizot pushes back with difficulty!
Great pressure from Marseille!
The Phocéens turn around the Breton surface and chain the crosses! Guendouzi crosses hard at the near post and Bizot pushes back!
Rongier and Gerson combine
Positioned in attack and in the axis, Gerson comes to get the ball and combines with Rongier on a one-two! It doesn’t work out in the end.
MARSEILLE-BREST KICK OFF!
And let’s go for this OM-Brest! New runner-up for PSG (with one game less), Marseille receives a very fit Stade Brestois which remains on a series of five consecutive victories.
Change of referee, Angoula on the whistle
The fourth referee Gaël Angoula will ultimately be the central referee of this OM-Brest. He replaces Antony Gautier, injured during the warm-up.
Florent Germain in Marseille.
The composition of Brest
Victim of gastro since Friday, Steve Mounié is forfeited for the trip from Brest to Marseille.
The eleven from Brest:
Bizot – Duverne, Chardonnet, Pierre-Gabriel, Herelle – Belkebla, Honorat, Faivre, Le Douaron, Magnetti – Del Castillo.
Larsonneur, Brassier, Uronen, Forger, Agoume, Cardona, Said Ahamada, Badji.
The composition of the OM
An uncertain time, Dimitri Payet is there at the start of this match against Brest. Cengiz Under is a replacement.
Le our de l’OM :
Lopez – Saliba, Alvaro, Peres – Kamara, Rongier, Gerson, Guendouzi, De la Fuente, Harit – Payet.
Mandanda, Balerdi, Amavi, Caleta-Car, Lirola, Gueye, Luis Henrique, Milik, Under.
Payet and Mandanda spoke to supporters
The fear of new overflows and the potential loss of a point by revocation of a reprieve worries within the Marseille club. In order to avoid any incident with the supporters, Dimitri Payet and Steve Mandanda spoke with them before the reception in Brest.
Accompanied by President Longoia, the two executives of the Marseille team explained that they were doing their utmost to make this season a success in sport. But that they were counting on the groups of supporters so that no overflow or throwing of projectile takes place from now on. It remains to be seen whether the OM ultras have heard the call of their players.
Brest wants to switch to the right side
Relegated for a long time, Brest has finally launched its season. Even better, the Bretons now dream of the top 5 after having chained five consecutive successes in Ligue 1.
With a new performance in Marseille, Michel Der Zakarian’s proteges would temporarily climb to sixth place in the standings before the rest of the 17th day. So far, the Pirates are 11th just five lengths from the top 5.
Payet and Under in the group but uncertain
Injured since the international break, Cengiz Under is not yet guaranteed to appear on the scoresheet. Ditto for Dimitri Payet who might need a rest after the success in Nantes on Wednesday. Still uncertain, the two Marseille players are nevertheless present in the group called by Jorge Sampaoli and will have to carry out a final test this Saturday.
From 5 p.m., Marseille and Brest will kick off the 17th day of Ligue 1 in a duel at the Stade Vélodrome. Second in the standings behind PSG and with one game less, OM can put pressure on their main pursuers: Rennes, Nice and Lens.
Above all, the Phocéens hope to chain a third consecutive victory and confirm their effectiveness of the moment. Good news for OM, the public will be back in the stands after the closed-door match against Troyes last Sunday. A meeting to follow live with commentary on RMC Sport.