Marseille 1 – Brest 2: The Phocaeans suffer home loss to The Pirates

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Brest defeat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 on Saturday at the Orange Velodrome. Both Marseille and Brest arrived on the back of wins. Marseille had been hopeful of continuing their run after winning their previous two games against Nantes away and Troyes at home, by 1-0 and 1-0 respectively whilst Brest were coming from consecutive wins against Saint-Étienne and Bordeaux. As things stand, Marseille and Brest currently occupy 2nd and 6th spots in the league, with 29 points and 24 points respectively after 17 matches.

Marseille started the game well, with Gerson giving The Phocaeans the lead, 29 minutes in, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.

Brest fought back, thanks to Romain Faivre finding the net, at 53 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and Franck Honorat made it 2-1 in the 70th minute to make it 2-1.

Both coaches used allfull available substitutions. For Marseille, Pol Lirola, Cengiz Under and Arkadiusz Milik, came on for Amine Harit, Konrad De La Fuente and Boubacar Kamara, Brest brought on Irvin Cardona, Lucien Agoume and Rafiki Said to replace Romain Del Castillo, Hugo Magnetti and Franck Honorat.

There were bookings for Boubacar Kamara from Marseille. For Brest, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Irvin Cardona saw yellow.

Marseille will play away against RC Strasburg, while Brest will face Montpellier at home.

Technical card:
Olympique de Marseille: Pau Lopez, William Saliba, Luan Peres, Alvaro Gonzalez, Amine Harit (Pol Lirola, min.57), Boubacar Kamara (Arkadiusz Milik, min.70), Valentin Rongier, Konrad De La Fuente (Cengiz Under, min.57), Gerson, Dimitri Payet and Matteo Guendouzi
Brest: Marco Bizot, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Brendan Chardonnet, Christophe Herelle, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Romain Faivre, Haris Belkebla, Hugo Magnetti (Lucien Agoume, min.72), Franck Honorat (Rafiki Said, min.84), Jeremy Le Douaron and Romain Del Castillo (Irvin Cardona, min.66)
Stadium: the Orange Velodrome
Goals: Gerson (1-0, min. 29), Romain Faivre (1-1, min. 53) and Franck Honorat (1-2, min. 70)

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