Marseille 3 – ASSE 1: Visitors get nothing as The Phocaeans take points

Olympique de Marseille vs. Saint-Étienne

Olympique de Marseille’s 3-1 win over Saint-Étienne on Saturday, was hard fought at the Orange Velodrome. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Marseille wanted to continue adding points after a 2-2 draw against Bordeaux whilst ASSE secured a point against Lille in their previous match. As the table looks today, Marseille are in 5th place, with 7 points from 4 matches, while ASSE sit in 13th, with 3 points from 4.

Marseille scored first, thanks to Matteo Guendouzi giving The Phocaeans the lead in the 23rd minute. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Kolo equalised for ASSE at the 32 minute mark, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

Marseille staged a comeback in the second half, with Gerson finding the net, at 51 minutes. Marseille then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Cengiz Under at the 68 minute mark to make it 3-1.

For Marseille, Luis Henrique, Pape Alassane Gueye and Pol Lirola, came on for Konrad De La Fuente, Valentin Rongier and Gerson. ASSE brought on Arnaud Nordin, Romain Hamouma, Jean-Philippe Krasso, Mathys Saban and Zaydou Youssouf, to replace Adil Aouchiche, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Wahbi Khazri, Denis Bouanga and Mahdi Camara.

There were bookings for Pape Alassane Gueye from Marseille, and Wahbi Khazri, Yvann Macon and Mahdi Camara, for ASSE.

ASSE and Marseille will next play away to Montpellier and AS Mónaco respectively.

Technical card:
Olympique de Marseille: Etienne Green, Yvann Macon, Saidou Sow, Harold Moukoudi, Kolo, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Yvan Neyou, Mahdi Camara, Wahbi Khazri, Adil Aouchiche and Denis Bouanga
Saint-Étienne: Steve Mandanda, William Saliba, Valentin Rongier, Boubacar Kamara, Alvaro Gonzalez, Luan Peres, Cengiz Under, Matteo Guendouzi, Gerson, Konrad De La Fuente and Dimitri Payet
Stadium: the Orange Velodrome
Goals: Matteo Guendouzi (1-0, min. 23), Kolo (1-1, min. 32), Gerson (2-1, min. 51) and Cengiz Under (3-1, min. 68)