By winning at the end of the suspense against Angers (3-2), a victory almost synonymous with the Europa League, OM made its president Pablo Longoria crazy with joy, who totally cracked in the stands.
It is his most beautiful emotion as president of OM. Mad with joy, in a trance, Pablo Longoria let his joy burst when Arkadiusz Milik scored the victory penalty for OM against Angers (3-2), this Sunday evening, during the 37th and before- last day of Ligue 1.
Kneeling in the stands of the Velodrome, fists clenched, in an almost daze, the young Spanish leader (34) appeared euphoric. A sharp cracking with the disappointment of his Angevin counterpart Saïd Chabane. Spent in seven months from the position of sports director to that of president, Longoria can savor.
Marseille close to the Europa League
By winning at the end of the suspense, in the final seconds, Marseille is guaranteed to play a European Cup next season. His victory, combined with the defeats of Stade Rennais and Lens, against Monaco (2-1) and Bordeaux (3-0), even offers him almost fifth place and the qualification for the groups of the Europa League that goes with it.
While they were leading 2-0, Jorge Sampaoli’s players played to scare each other by letting the Angevins come back thanks to Mathias Pereira Lage and Romain Thomas. It took a penalty obtained by the young Ahmadou Bamba Dieng, whom Milik was responsible for converting (90th + 4), for the Marseillais to win. They can thank their Polish center forward, author of his team’s three goals.
OM, which has three points more than Lens and a better goal difference (+7 against +1 for the Sang et Or), will end the season next Sunday in Metz (9 p.m.). “It was a difficult game, but the group was ready for it. We know that there are difficult situations, with players leaving. But we are taking points and we will continue to fight to bring this club to the place he deserves, “commented Sampaoli, who was sent off late in the match after losing his temper against the referee.