Under picked up at the last moment
Via a long clearance, Lopez finds Under picking up speed and about to enter the box. At 18 meters, he is well taken over by a defender. Marseille continues to be dangerous.
Missed pass by Malinovskyi
Malinovskyi attempts the through pass for Sanchez. The game was there but the pass is too long for the Chilean who cannot resume.
Resumption of the game
Here we go again for these round of 16 of the Coupe de France. It’s Marseille’s turn to engage.
Half-time in Marseille
It’s the break at the Velodrome. Despite a strong highlight manifested by a post from Malinovskyi, the Marseillais failed to open the scoring. After letting the storm pass, the Bretons defended better thanks to a solid Theate but struggled to have dangerous chances.
Wanting to defend the ball, Balerdi puts his hand on Bourigeaud’s face and receives a yellow card.
Rennes raises its head a little
After a big half-hour from the locals, the debates are gradually balanced. If the Rennais still lack precision, the defense via Theate is doing better against the opposing offensives.
Rennes corner but…
Rennes gets a corner. It’s played short with Majer who crosses to the near post. With the help of his defense, Lopez manages to capture the ball.
It’s Talented’s turn to show himself
Excellent control of Gifted in the heart of the game who is doing well against two Marseillais. He is about to gain meters but is held back and gets a foul.
Interesting against PSG, Majer is struggling this time to serve his teammates in good conditions. While Rennes can go forward, the Croatian misses his pass in the heart of the game and gives the ball back to Marseille.
Sanchez served deep but…
Served in depth, Sacnhez goes to challenge Alemdar face to face. Fortunately for the visitors, the striker is flagged offside.
Gifted hampered by Marseille defenders
Jostled by Tavares, Traoré can revive his team from the right. Via a long ball, Gouiri is found in the area. He handed over for Gifted but the latter struggled to turn around and get into a shooting position.
Malinovskyi shows off his technique
After a long cross from the defense, Malinovskyi plays his technique on the right and scratches a corner. Rennes manages to get free but the Marseille rookie is on his feet in this match.
OM a little less offensive
OM’s big offensive phase has calmed down a bit for a few minutes. If the Rennais don’t really have the ball, it becomes a little more complicated for the locals to pass the Breton block.
Favorable counter for Malinovskyi
Malinovskyi benefits from a favorable counter 20 meters from the Rennes area. He tries a ladle as a center towards the axis, but it is countered by a Rennais.
Tavares shaves Alemdar’s post
Bold attempt by Tavares. Quite far from the surface, the side takes the initiative to strike and with good reason since the ball shaves the left post of Rennes.
Sanchez at close range but…
Good cross from Kolasinac from the left. Present in the area between Truffert and Theate, Sanchez manages to regain a header at close range. It lacks power and is easily picked up by Alemdar.
Rennes can’t build
Rennes tries to play on its right side but suffers heavy pressure from Marseille which does not give the Bretons time to build. OM quickly recover the leather.
Marseilles very convincing
Since the start of the game, Marseille has completely prevented Rennes from developing their game. It’s a big strong test from the locals who have already almost scored twice.
Reindeer under pressure
On the left, Tavares sends a long low cross to Sanchez. It takes an excellent tackle from Theate to prevent the Olympian from taking over.
Malinovskyi hits the post
Off center full axis at about 30 meters, Malinovskyi triggers a very powerful strike via his left foot. This one smashes the post of Alemdar.
Yellow card for Rennes
First sanction of the game for Wooh after a sole on Kolasinac. Offset free kick to come for OM.
Sanchez active on the right
Risky release from Theate allowing the Marseillais to recover high. Eccentric on the right, Sanchez is found and tries to make a difference. His attempt to cross is countered by a defender, but a Marseille had touched the leather.
Kolasinac in a duel with Traoré
Charge from Kolasinac on Traoré who remains on the ground for a few moments. However, he managed to get up with the help of the healers.
It’s Truffert’s turn to react. Quite far from the surface but full axis, the side tries a strike which passes to the right of the cages of Lopez.
Sanchez close to taking advantage of a Rennes error
What a poor clearance from Majer. Wanting to put away towards his goalkeeper, the midfielder makes a soft pass that Sanchez recovers in the area. Hampered by Alemdar, the striker can’t apply himself and his crushed shot misses the frame.
Let’s go !
Let’s go for this Coupe de France meeting. It is the Rennais who engage.
Marseillais and Rennais make their entrance
The kickoff of the meeting is a matter of minutes. The two teams make their entrance on the lawn of the Vélodrôme stadium. The Olympian public is there with 56,000 spectators.
Bailly’s heavy suspension also makes Drogba react
Didier Drogba invites himself into the debate. The former OM striker published two tweets to express incomprehension over the seven-game suspension imposed on Éric Bailly, excluded on January 7 for a dangerous gesture against Hyères in the Coupe de France (2-0 Marseille victory).
“I find the decision of the Disciplinary Committee very unfortunate,” wrote the former Ivorian international, surprised that previous similar cases have resulted in lighter suspensions.
“What are the explanations?! The gesture is indeed dangerous, but the difference between the sanctions is still surprising, isn’t it?”, Didier Drogba added.
Guendouzi, main actor of the last opposition
If the two formations occupy the first five places in the league, the latter have not yet had the opportunity to decide. For good reason, during their clash in Ligue 1, Marseille and Rennais had left with a score of 1-1.
Today holder, Matteo Guendouzi had been the main element in sight. If he had caused the opening of the score of the Bretons because of a csc, the midfielder had caught up by equalizing.
An OM in great shape against a tough Rennes
On a series of six consecutive victories, OM are in great shape in the league. In addition to showing an attractive style of play, the Marseillais can even still believe in the title by being five points behind a PSG in difficulty since the resumption of the championship.
Before that, they will have to bring out a Rennes team that managed the feat of beating the Parisians a few days ago. Proof that even at home, Marseille must expect to suffer against a team that is often effective against the tenors of Ligue 1.
Rennes got scared in the first round, OM did not shake
The first match of the round of 32 of the Coupe de France offers a big shock since Olympique de Marseille (3rd) and Rennes (5th) face off at the Stade Vélodrome at 9:10 p.m. A meeting of high prestige between two clubs well ranked in Ligue 1. During the last round the Rennais got scared against the Girondins de Bordeaux, but were able to win thanks to the achievements of Bourigeaud and Doku (2-1).
Facing Hyères, the Marseillais could have feared the worst by being quickly reduced to 10 following the expulsion of Eric Bailly. But thanks to Sanchez and Dieng, the men of Tudor finally disposed of the residents of National 2 without great difficulty.
The eleven of OM without Mbemba but with Tavares
Lopez – Kolasinac, Gigot, Balerdi – Tavares, Veretout, Rongier, Under – Guendouzi, Sanchez, Malinovskyi
The eleven of Rennes with Doué and Gouiri
Alemdar – Traoré, Wooh, Rodon, Theate, Truffert – Ugochukwu, Majer – Bourigeaud, Gouiri, Doué
The OM group to face Rennes, without Clauss or Kaboré
OM have just announced the group chosen to face Stade Rennais this Friday evening in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. As announced by Tudor at a press conference on Thursday, Clauss is out. The absence of Kaboré is however a surprise.
Hello and welcome to this game
This Coupe de France weekend begins with quite a shock: OM, third in Ligue 1 and on a famous series of victories against Rennes, very recent scorer of PSG last Sunday evening. The two coaches also sent flowers to each other at a press conference on Thursday.
A match that will be played without Mandanda, the emblematic goalkeeper of OM relocated to Rennes, but who suffers from muscle pain.
On the side of OM, we want to play the Coupe de France thoroughly after a big disappointment the previous season.
Kick-off at 9:10 p.m., the line-ups will be known around 8 p.m. The match will be broadcast on BeIN Sport and France 3. Also to be followed on the radio on the RMC antenna and of course live commented on the RMC Sport website and app.
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