Find our notes from OM players during the defeat against Manchester City (0-3) on Tuesday evening in the Champions League.
What a non-match from theOM ! While André Villas-Boas had decided to evolve with a defense of 5 to neutralize Manchester City, the Phocéens were not really worried but almost gave the opening of the score to the Citizens, Valentin Rongier missing a pass in front of his surface (18th). Led, they never knew how to ignite the meeting in this empty Velodrome and finally lost with a score of 3-0.
As regretted Florian Thauvin after the meeting, on RMC, endangering the Mancuniens was too complicated a mission for these Marseillais evolving with a too low block. The Marseillais tried to start from behind and lacked speed in their rare counterattacks or offensives at the start of the second half. Nemanja Radonjic and Florian Thauvin managed on their own in the opposing camp and only Michaël Cuisance tried to initiate movements.
Two defenders to pick up
Some OM players were just not up to par, like a Leonardo balerdi catastrophic, both with the ball and in duels against players faster than him. Duje Caleta-Car, who could have made a good publicity face by facing a Premier League club, was too absent. As for Hiroki Sakai or Valentin Rongier, they do not necessarily have the level required for C1.
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