Olympique de Marseille Eliminated by Fans of Canet Roussillon FC
For the last of the interim Nasser Larguet on the bench, Olympique de Marseille was humiliated by Canet-Roussillon FC (2-1), resident of National 2, in the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France. The Marseillais season turns into a nightmare.
Two years after its disappointment in the 32nd finals, against Andrezieux-Boutheon, Olympique de Marseille found a National 2 team, at the 1/16 stadium this time, on the lawn of Perpignan. For this somewhat special 2020/2021 vintage, the Marseillais faced Farid Fouzari‘s Canet-Roussillon FC to try to reach the round of 16. For the last of Nasser Larguet, interim coach pending the presentation of Jorge Sampaoli on Tuesday, OM presented themselves seriously. At kick-off, a 4-4-2 diamond with Dimitri Payet as playmaker. The only notable change is the tenure of Yohann Pele. The normal in section. For the rest, classic. With repeated confidence in Olivier Ntcham in the midfield. At the Gilbert-Brutus stadium, OM could not dictate the game. Balanced, the first moments saw the Canestois take advantage of boulevards on the right side. OM, through Pape Gueye, tried to react but the middle strike went to the left of the goal (19th). Like an air of deja vu.
Unable to add intensity, OM was being punished. With a sublime remote-controlled free kick, Jeremy Posteraro dusted off the skylight of Yohann Pele (1-0, 21st). A goal he will surely not soon forget. Only once this season the Marseillais managed to turn the tide after being led. Against Olympiakos, in the Champions League. Dimitri Payet reacted on two penalties. Tonight, we wondered if the man with the ponytail was going to appear as OM were apathetic. Managed to avoid Yuto Nagatomo, Yohan Bai dropped a cross along the line which flirted with Yohann Pelé’s cross (29th). The warnings followed one after the other. Posteraro, again, centered easily in front of Caleta-Car, for a Raphael Pioton so voluntary that he was guilty of a fault (35th). As often, it did not take much for the more experienced to punish. On a poor clearance from the Canétois goalkeeper, Dimitri Payet dismissed Germain, on the right, who dropped a cross in front of goal. At the near post, Arkadiusz Milik cut with a header (1-1, 38 ‘). His 3rd goal in 4 starts.
Jeremy Posteraro scorer and passer
Before halftime, Diadie Diarra missed Pele’s frame by a few centimeters from the head (41st). In the process, Dimitri Payet was deprived of a penalty after a collision by Mafuta Mbimba (42nd). At the break, Valere Germain revealed to the media present that the team had not worked on the 4-4-2 diamond interview during the first 25 minutes. Atmosphere. Going to 4-3-3, OM returned from the locker room with Saif-Eddine Khaoui and Hiroki Sakai. Olivier Ntcham and Pol Lirola went to the shower. On the ground, no revolution. The Marseillais seemed to expect a breathlessness of the amateurs, which did not come. Valère Germain gave way to Luis Henrique (68th), which did not change anything. On the contrary, OM conceded a second goal. On a movement born on the left side, Jérémy Posteraro launched in full axis Yohan Bai. The latter took advantage of an absent Caleta-Car to adjust Yohann Pelé with a stung ball (2-1, 71st).
In the process, OM were very close to reacting. But on a cross from Yuto Nagatomo from the left, Arkadiusz Milik saw his recovery triggered at the penalty spot being deflected by Damien Graves (73rd). A little crazy this match failed to change definitively a few moments later, but launched on goal by Jean Vercruysse, Raphaël Pioton lacked the juice to go to the end. In loss of speed, he was countered by Alvaro Gonzalez, returned in extremis in his area (74th). Ten minutes from time, in the Perpignan rain, the Canet brought in new blood. Dario Benedetto took the place of Dimitri Payet (80th). Unable to react, the Olympians then lost Duje Caleta-Car, hit in the thigh (83rd). Lucas Perrin replaced him. Nothing was right and Nasser Larguet seemed to be wondering what he was going to be able to say to the press before returning to his post as director of the training center. The referee whistled twice. Fans of Canet Roussillon FC made history. OM too.
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