FC Metz and Olympique Marseille Open Friday of the Ligue 1 matchday 23 Metz points desperately needed in the fight against relegation. Olympique Marseille Metz find an opponent in shape where besides the prodigal son Dimitri Payet has returned.
Metz lost last week after a dramatic match 2-1 off at Angers. There is no time goal was shot by Metz inhabitants compared with 10 shots on goal to the home team. Although Metz no shot they knew were about to record still on the score sheet: a by Ismaël Traoré changed direction shot from Opa Nguette ended up behind Petric, 1-1. Two minutes later, however, Angers was already ahead by a goal from Nicolas Pepe. After red cards for Renaud Cohade and Mbaye Diagne Angers had to actually anticipate much further after 39 and 66 minutes, but keep excellent work of Thomas Didillion there were no goals to score more.
The Metz game of the last few weeks is not to see. Thomas DIDILLON has in recent weeks been rescued four points for its excellent notch work against Nice and Montpellier, but he could not prevent Angers last week kept the three points at home. Coach Philippe Hinschberger knew pretty being promoted last year to Ligue 1 with Metz, but if the game does not get better soon, he has to fear for his job.
Probable lineup Metz
DIDILLON, Signorino, Falette, Milan, Balliu, Phillips, Steven, Lejeune, Ismaila, Nguette, Diabate
After defeats against Monaco and Lyon, L’OM against Montpellier showed once again that they can indeed play a good game. Ninety minutes Marseille played a cat-and-mouse game with Montpellier. After only twenty minutes got Marseille a 2-0 lead and at the end of the first half Bafétimbi Gomis makes his second goal of the evening: 3-0. The second half was even from Marseille to 5-1 with three goals from Gomis who could take home so with the game ball and a penalty of unused Florian Thauvin.
Where keeper DIDILLON Metz touts points, Bafétimbi Gomis is the big man in Marseilles. With his hat trick last week he scored as often as the opponent this Friday in the last five games, he was the personification of the resurrection of L’OM.
Tuesday Marseille was in the Coupe de France took over at their own stadium against Lyon. Marseille lost nine days earlier still available without a chance to visit Lyon, Marseille this game had the upper hand. This will surely give hope to the team to fourth place, now occupied by Lyon four points ahead and one game less played, and thereby qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League is certainly still attainable retained as it stands.
Probable lineup Marseille
Pele, Evra, Rolando, Fanni, Sakai, Zambo Anguissa, Vainquer, Lopez, Payet, Gomis, Thauvin