OM, deprived of Milik, will challenge PSG with their almost normal eleven, Gerson and Boubacar returning after the suspension of Kamara. So a creation without surprise, with Pau Lopez eventually liking Steve Mandanda in the cages, while Jorge Sampaoli still kept the secret on Saturday.
Really not surprised. Jorge Sampaoli, who has accustomed us to some tactical moves in big games, prefers to rely on his Classic XI this time for PSG-OM this Sunday. In the absence of Ballerdi and Milik, OM Technician selected Duje Caleta-Carr in defense and No. 9 Dimitri Payet to face Capital Club.
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Gerson and Kamra return
Olympique de Marseille found Gerson and Boubacar Kamara, both suspended in this Thursday’s Europa League conference against PAOK. The Brazilian, especially in shape, should do well on the Marseille attack front. At his side, Payet therefore, the captain, and Cengiz nder, also sparkling. In midfield, Sampaoli relied on holders Gwendouzzi and Guay already in Greece, hence the return of the local kid, who should go back and forth between defense and midfield to better channel Kylian Mbappe.
In defense, there are no surprises, except for the return of Valentin Rongier as a right-back, who played 6 in the last game. At his side is Croatian, William Saliba, who will see himself in OM for another season, and Brazilian Luan Perez. The only real surprise is in the goals at the end, as Jorge Sampaoli kept the secret between Pau Lopez and Steve Mandanda.
mandala on the bench
In a press conference the day before the match, Jorge Sampaoli stated that he “has not yet defined the team for each situation”. “Mandanda played very well, and it is great that both can be competitive, welcomed the Marseille coach. This internal competition is to be valued and is an asset to us. It is also important to our style of play . Popular recognition goes to Steve and to Pau’s great skill. Let us not forget what he has done for us.” This last sentence was actually a hint: it is actually Pau Lopez who will start against PSG.
OM. composed of
Lopez – Rongier, Saliba, Caleta-Carr, Luan Pérez – Guandouzzi, Camara, Guay – Under, Pet, Gerson.
Mandanda, Lirola, Kolasinac, Targhlin, Luis Henrique, Bakambu, Harit, Ben Seghir, Dieng.