In the heat of the Commanderie on Wednesday, OM won their first preparation match under the orders of Igor Tudor. At the expense of Marignane-Gignac (4-1).
A first preparation match is only rarely the assurance of lessons. After these 90 minutes of warm-up against Marignane-Gignac this Wednesday evening at the Commanderie, two confirmations nevertheless should be highlighted: OM have every interest in strengthening themselves in the corridors – defensively speaking. As for the offensive, Bamba Dieng is definitely a good pickaxe.
Serious and applied in the first period under the orders of Igor Tudor and with the bosses who are Payet and Guendouzi on the ground, the Marseillais logically fired the first in this part, with Bakambu at the conclusion in the empty goal when the two leaders raised had done most (1-0, 24e). Only at the very beginning of the second act – while the Gigot-Touré hinge perfectly held the house for 45 minutes – the residents of National 2 (French fourth division) come back to the mark. Caleta-Car misses and then allows Nagui to beat the young Van Neck (1-1, 48e).
Dieng scores a hat-trick
Whatever, the Croatian’s error of assessment was quickly erased by the hard-hitting Dieng, first well served by Ünder (2-1, 53e). At the end of the match, the Senegalese striker doubled his personal bet with a penalty obtained and converted by him (3-1, 83e). Better still, he tripled it with a final gesture just following an opening by his fellow African champion Gueye (4-1, 90e+2). So that’s it for this great premiere of Tudor on the bench. To think about before the next test in three days against Norwich (English D2).
The composition of OM in the first period:
Lopez – Gigot, Touré, Mmadi – Lirola, Guendouzi, Targhalline, Kolasinac – Gerson, Payet – Bakambu.
The composition of OM in the second period:
Van Neck – Mmadi, Caleta-Car, Luan Peres – Ünder, Rongier, Gueye, Amavi – Elmaz, Ben Seghir – Dieng.
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