Jorge Sampaoli complained of a pass in the match between Marseille and Lyon, for Ligue 1 in France. Photo: Nicolas TUCAT / AFP.
“Shit …” Jorge Sampaoli insulted the wind, waved his arms, gesticulated and complained after receiving the yellow card for intense hand claims on the referee’s body. In light of what happened next, he was right. Because that situation occurred with a tie on the scoreboard and before Olympique de Lyon beat the Argentine coach’s Marseille 3-0 at home.
In a major Velodrome stadium given the importance of this match on the 35th, Marseille (65) could not hold back the advantage they have in second place in Ligue 1 -already won by PSG by Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi- now at three points with respect to Rennes Y Monaco (62), when nine left to play.
If two rivals beat the coaches from Santa Fe, they will lose the chance to qualify for the next Champions League and will have to live in the Europa League or, if not, the Conference League (Nice who is 60 should get past it)
Marseille should have been ahead in the first half, but Arkadiusz Milik he failed to convert two clear instances for the hosts.
Lyon proved more clinical by scoring his first time in the 55th minute. Moussa Dembélé finished off an Emerson free kick and his shot was saved by Marseille goalkeeper Pau López, but Castle Lukeba followed the game to score the first goal.
Dembele doubled the lead to 76th by heading to a cross from Malo Gusto to score his 17th goal in the league, while the Cameroonian striker Karl Toko Ekambi He seals success by identifying 88.
Marseille is gone eighth battle in Ligue 1 -he also accumulated another eight draws- and stopped being the second lowest scoring team (he was 33), a record maintained by Nice (with 29), thanks to the Argentine’s excellent season Walter Benitez.