LIVE – OM-Ajaccio: Payet in history, the Corsicans score again

Veretout replaces Gueye

Igor Tudor wanted to change something in midfield. Samuel Gigot returns to the field with a bandage on his head.

Let’s go for the second time

OM must react after a difficult first half and Ajaccio’s draw.

First Period Stats

Marseille had the ball and increased their passing, but failed to create many genuine chances.

Veretout warming up during the break

The midfielder is likely to return for the second half, while OM offered a very average first half.

It is the rest in the Velodrome

Marseille and Ajaccio are neutralized for the moment, 1-1. Dimitri Payet opened the penalty scoring, before Moussiti-Oko leveled after some great individual action. The pace of the match dropped greatly in the last 20 minutes of this first half.

Another imprecise center of Kaboré

The Burkinabe will have lacked precision in his centers during this first period.

Moussiti-Oko to El Idrissy

Ajaccio’s counterattack was still interesting, Gigot rallied well to prevent the Franco-Moroccan striker from batting.

Ajaccio is planning

The Corsicans gain confidence and make a breakthrough down the left side. Later, on a failed Gigot raise, Bayala recovers and punches, but is up.

Failed center of Kaboré

It is a great opportunity wasted, the change had been made thanks to the rise of Kaboré, but the Marseille piston completely loses its center.

Ajaccio has gained solidity

If it was difficult for the Marseilles to create situations for a quarter of an hour, it must also be attributed to the Corsicans who show much more defensive solidity.

Tavares Center

The Portuguese lack precision and can’t find anyone. Most of Marseille’s central defenders have been quite inaccurate since the start of the match.

Corner for OM

Payet’s corner kick does nothing. OM have had a bit more trouble ramping up the intensity since Ajaccio’s draw.

Grand entrance of Kaboré

Foul on Koné. The Marseilles could have been warned, he is doing well.

OM go on the attack

The Marseillais do not change their way of operating, they keep the ball and take the time to find a fault in the opposing defense.

Moussiti Oko again!

The Ajaccien striker is not far from surprising the Marseille defense for the second time, but this time he cannot carry the ball to the end.


AJACCIO IS BACK ON THE SCORE! In a superb sequence, Moussiti-Oko he puts in with his left foot and shoots at the end of the run, he goes into the side net, Ruben Blanco can’t do anything.

OM projects in number

Despite the first goal, the Marseillais continue to attack in numbers, with projection from the circles.

Moussiti-Oko is still on the ground

The Ajaccio striker is treated for several minutes after contact in the air. He ends up getting up, the game resumes.

Gerson is not far from a good sequence

The Brazilian tries to eliminate a defender and the goalkeeper, but is caught at the last moment. Ajaccio can’t get out of Marseille’s pressure.

Payet in the history of the L1

Enter the tight club of players who have scored 100 goals in Ligue 1, as well as having provided 100 assists.


DIMITRI PAYET DOESN’T SHAKE! The Marseille captain opens his foot and although the Corsican goalkeeper has started on the right side, he can’t do anything. 1-0 for OM, provisional leader of Ligue 1.


In an action by Alexis Sánchez, an Ajaccio defender touches the ball with his hand. The referee gives a penalty, confirmed by the VAR. Dimitri Payet will shoot and can score his 100th Ligue 1 goal.

Payet’s free kick does nothing

The OM captain can’t find a mate.

Good free kick obtained by Kaboré

OM’s right-hand piston had been very well found in a beautiful cross, before eliminating Koné who made a mistake and received a yellow card.

OM is in control of this match start

Possession is completely advantageous for the Marseilles at the beginning of the game. Ajaccio had a hard time slowing down, putting their feet on fire and even more so getting close to the surface of the OM.

Alexis Sanchez pushed

In a corner played by two, the Dog comes to ask for the ball and is on the ground after contact. The referee says nothing.

Payet tries to finish

With his left foot, the Marseille captain tried his luck but was countered by the Ajaccio defense.

First offensive of the Marseillais

Alexis Sánchez launches well down the left flank, combines with Dimitri Payet who comes to the surface, but does not find a partner then behind.

let’s go to the velodrome

The kick-off is given by AC Ajaccio, in a great atmosphere. Smoke bombs broke on turns, stadium slightly smoky but gone.

The players enter the lawn of the Vélodrome

A little reminder of the compositions before starting this meeting.

Boot up in less than 10 minutes

The warm-up is over.

Tudor praises Nuno Tavares

The Portuguese, aligned in the left piston position since the beginning of the season, is one of the great satisfactions of the Marseille team.

Ajaccio, only 1 victory this season

Corsicans are 20th in Ligue 1 with just 4 points. They have only won one game this season, three weeks ago in Brest (1-0). Their defense isn’t bad (14 goals conceded), but Pantaloni’s men find it difficult to score (5 goals, worst attack in the championship).

The Velodrome’s tribute to Bernard Tapie

Bernard Tapie’s face appeared on the giant screens at the Vélodrome stadium, prompting a standing ovation from the fans in the stands. A tribute made just over a year after the death of the former president of OM.


Bernard Tapie’s face at the Vélodrome © RMC Sport

Marseille, scorers from everywhere

OM scored this season in L1 thanks to players of 7 different nationalities, nobody does it better in the top flight.

Ochoa, protagonist of the OM-Ajaccio poster in 2011

At that time, the Mexican goalkeeper had signed the record for saves in a Ligue 1 match.

Private Ajaccio from Hamouma and Touzghar

Olivier Pantaloni lines up his usual 4-4-2 but is deprived of certain frames. Romain Hamouma suffers from an inflamed meniscus and Yoann Touzghar has an ankle injury.

The eleven of Ajaccio: Leroy – Youssouf, Avinel, Gonzalez, Kone – Coutadeur, Marchetti, Nouri, Bayala – El Idrissy, Moussiti-Oko.

OM with Payet as the starter and Blanco in the cages

Left on the bench this week in the Champions League, Dimitri Payet returns as a starter in Igor Tudor’s eleven. He will be accompanied by Gerson and Alexis Sánchez in the attacking trio.

In goal, surprising permanence of Rubén Blanco, who had not lined up since the second day of Ligue 1 against Reims.

The eleven of OM: White – Mbemba, Balerdi, Gigot – Kaboré, Rongier, Gueye, Tavares – Gerson, Payet (cap.) – Sánchez.

OM-Sporting’s RMC Sport Movie

Speaking of OM-Sporting, relive the great victory of the Olympic athletes (4-1) with the RMC Sport film, “Men at OM”.

Clauss and Guendouzi’s private OM

As indicated by Igor Tudor on Friday at a press conference, Jonathan Clauss and Mattéo Guendouzi, affected on Tuesday against Sporting, are out. The Croatian, however, hopes to meet them next Wednesday, for the trip to Lisbon.

Good morning to all

Welcome to this live broadcast of the OM-Ajaccio match, as part of matchday 10 of Ligue 1. A match that could allow the Marseilles to take the lead in the championship if they win at the Vélodrome, and while waiting for the match of the PSG in Reims. Start at 5 pm

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