April 14, 2024

Double punishment for OL in Marseille

And to think they had given up boycotting the match so as not to further jeopardize their future in the elite… This Wednesday at the Velodrome, in a league match that should have been played on October 29 had it not been for the robbery on the Gones coach, the Lyonnais conceded a scathing 3-0 defeat. The same scoreline they would have suffered had they forfeited the match for f…

And to think they had given up boycotting the match so as not to further jeopardize their future in the elite… This Wednesday at the Velodrome, in a league match that should have been played on October 29 had it not been for the robbery on the Gones coach, the Lyonnais conceded a scathing 3-0 defeat. The same scoreline they would have suffered had they forfeited the match for fear of physical harm.

Unfortunately for the Rhodanians, there was no match to be had against a Marseille side who were mobilized as rarely this season. Galvanized perhaps by their two), with two assists from Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker, transfigured in recent days after enduring much criticism, also scored early in the second half to kill the game off (3-0, 55th). The result was an important victory for Marseille, who now lie eighth in the table, just three points off fifth place and six off the potential fourth berth in the UEFA Champions League. OL, on the other hand, have hit rock bottom, weighed down by a ninth defeat in 14 outings, and are still five points off 16th place, synonymous with the play-offs.