Montpellier-Marseille: Sakai package, Caleta Car back, the likely lineup of OM


Olympique de Marseille will face Montpellier this Saturday evening on behalf of the 32nd day of Ligue 1. Jorge Sampaoli will have to deal with many absent including Valentin Rongier and Hiroki Sakai.


In a very important match in the race for Europe, Olympique de Marseille will have to deal with many absentees against Montpellier. The Olympian club has just communicated its small group which will travel to Hérault this Saturday on behalf of the 32nd day of Ligue 1.

Jorge Sampaoli has called a total of 22 players for the meeting. The Argentine coach will have to concoct his composition without Valentin Rongier, Hiroki Sakai or Yuto Nagatomo. Jordan Amavi is still out too, while Duje Ćaleta-Car is back after his suspension after missing the game against Dijon. Sakai, who is added to the list of absentees, suffers from sciatica.


Sampaoli summons young people

With these many absences, Jorge Sampaoli decided to bring up some young people in the professional group. We find 19-year-old central defender Aaron Kamardin but also promising 17-year-old midfielder Ugo Bertelli.

Ahmadou Bamba Dieng and Luis Henrique are also among the attackers who will be available to the former coach of Atlético Mineiro to challenge this Montpellier team.

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The probable composition of OM:

Mandanda – Balerdi, Alvaro, Caleta Car – Lirola, Kamara, Gueye, Luis Henrique (or Khaoui) – Thauvin, Milik, Payet.

OM players
OM players © ICON Sport

Luca Demange with Florent Germain



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