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Olympique de Marseille draws with Monaco and wastes chance to touch PSG leader

Olympique de Marseille draws with Monaco and wastes chance to touch PSG leader

This Saturday, for the 20th round of the French Championship, Olympique de Marseille drew 1-1 with Monaco, at the Stade Vélodrome, in Marseille. With this result, the home team remain in third place, with 43 points, four less than leader PSG. On the other hand, Monaco is in fourth place, with 38.

In the next round, Marseille plays Nantes, away from home, on Wednesday, February 1st, at 3 pm (Brasília time). Monaco, on the other hand, receives Auxerre, on the same day, at 5 pm.

The game

At five minutes, the Brazilian Vanderson wasted the chance to open the scoring for Monaco. The full-back received it in the area and sent the ball outside, close to Blanco’s crossbar.

Monaco then took the lead in the 17th minute. After a free kick, Veretout tried to take it and ended up sending it against his own assets.

On the other hand, Marseille left everything the same two minutes into the second half. The Chilean Alexis Sanchez seized the ball in the area and sent it to the net. In the final stretch, Payet had the chance to turn, almost hitting the Monaco post.

Lens draws and wastes chance to stick with PSG leader

Lens also entered the field this Saturday and drew 1-1 with Troyes. At the Stade de l’Aube, the home team took the lead, but in the final minutes of the second half, Lens sought a tie.

With this result, Lens is in second place, with 45 points, two less than PSG, who enter the field this Sunday, against Reims, at 16:45. Troyes is in 14th place, with 19 points.

For the 21st round of the French Championship, Lens has an appointment with Nice, on Wednesday, February 1st, at 5 pm. Meanwhile, Troyes duel with Toulose, on the same day, at 3 pm.

Troyes took the lead five minutes into the second half. Chavalerin found Larouci, who finished hard to open the scoring. Already at 43, in the final minutes, Lens left everything the same. Adrien Thomasson (took advantage of the rebound in the area and scored Samba’s net.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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