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An unequal duel from the table stand awaits us on Sunday evening in Lille. The “Great Dane” from the north of France banned the start of the season completely and are currently on the penultimate rank. Only on the first day, Lille OSC were able to win, since the team of coach Marcelo Bielsa has been waiting for another full success. Olympique Marseille, on the other hand, have not lost five games and brought Paris Saint-Germain to the edge of their first defeat on the final day. With 18 points, the South Francs are in fifth place and want to take advantage of the poor condition of the host on Sunday evening. Kick-off at Stade Pierre-Mauroy is at 8 pm.
When the club leadership signed the Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa in the summer, who had a past as coach at Olympique Marseille, the expectation was probably even bigger than at the moment. Instead of having an eye on an international starting place, Lille is in the middle of the relegation battle after the bad start of the season. With just one win, FC Nantes (3-0) on the first day of the match, the “Great Danes” collected only six points from nine games and thus finished 19th. Lille still has a supplementary game, but even with a win, the team would be on par with the 18th. Above all, offensive, nothing happens. With just six goals in nine games, Lille do not even score one goal per game. Only Amiens SC and FC Metz were even more harmless with five goals. A small glimpse of the light was the midday of the Ligapokal when Lille beat Valenciennes FC in the penalty shoot-out. In the league, the Nordfranzosen have been waiting for a victory since eight games and the Bielsa-Elf showed a terrible goal balance of 3:14.
Marseille’s claim is to be behind Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco, at least the third best power of France and thus also participate in the Champions League. Last season this did not work out with the fifth place and so OM had to make do with the Europa League. In the past, OM has been very good and won two of the first three games in the group. In the league, the team of coach Rudi Garcia also started out quite well with seven points from the first three games, but on the fourth day they got a strong dampening in the 1: 6 defeat with reigning champion AS Monaco. The aftermath of this break was still felt in the next game against Stade Rennes. In his own stadium, OM was the homey favorite, but Rennes made a quick start with two goals in the first ten minutes from which Marseille could not recover. In the end, the game finished 1: 3.
Since then, however, the South Francs have been able to collect themselves again and not lose a single game. Meanwhile, Marseille have been unbeaten for five matches, and on the final day of the match almost led to the first defeat of the Paris start group. By the 93rd minute the hosts were 2-1 before Edison Cavani had a good free-kick goal but still managed to make the score for PSG. Coach Rudi Garcia was beaten after the late equalizer: “We lost two points. We are really frustrated. It is also partly our fault. We had a 3-1 chance and were in the end in the end. We can not allow the opponent any opportunities. “In the table, these two lost points now rank fifth instead of third. With 18 points missing now four points on the second AS Monaco and still eight points on table leader Paris Saint-Germain.
Lille vs Marseille head to head matches
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