Ligue 1 – 28th day
Morgan Sanson, Dimitri Payet … Both sides of OM scored, but not enough to win against a heroic Amiens team at the end of the game. The Olympians concede a draw at the Vélodrome (2-2).
The start, missed, finally summed up the match. However, we thought OM came out of the quagmire, after a first period full of toil and complications. Florilège: a Dimitri Payet with 28% of successful passes only at the half hour mark; Jordan Amavi who could (should have?) Received a red card in the 16th minute; Dario Benedetto touched on the scalp; very few opportunities; and an adversary, Amiens, playful and ambitious. That was before the first important game in the game, late, very late, with this goal from Morgan Sanson in additional time (45 + 1e). The ex from Montpellier took the ball between the lines, well served by Kevin Strootman, struck and struck from far from the left. Clinic, too much for Régis Gurtner, who did not appreciate the trajectory from the cage of Amiens.
AVB pays for its coaching
Back from the locker room, Amiens, behind the bulletin board, still showed his desire to play and to oppose OM. With the defensive ups and downs that this entails, the origin of this Dimitri Payet festival in the area (49th), and the advantages. Among other opportunities, Sehrou Guirassy was denied a goal for offside (54th). The Picards let a chance pass there, and Dimitri Payet, returned with much better intentions, then gave air to his own. After a rush towards the axis, the international number 10 saw his strike deflected by Aurélien Chedjou in his own goal (57th). 2-0 an hour, ideal before an end of the match which promised to be quiet … It was without counting a goal from Sehrou Guirassy on penalty (83rd) after a foul by Jordan Amavi, still close to the ‘exclusion, guilty inaccuracies, some faults, a head on the crossbar of the same Guirassy (86th) and … a crazy end of the match. Saman Ghoddos, after a well constructed counter, finally equalized following a change of wing and then a center (95th). Magnificent, and 100% like the Picard team. As for OM, two points flew away in the Champions League race, and André Villas-Boas lost the papers. The exit of Dimitri Payet was expensive, despite the return of a motivated Florian Thauvin, and the coaching asks a few questions. “I missed the changes, we lost control of the match“, Yielded the Portuguese coach in the post-match. – A.B.