OM - Rennes (2-0) : OM continues on its way
A THOUGHT FOR René
René Malleville was more than a supporter. Born on 1 December 1947 in Carcassonne, he fell in love with Olympique de Marseille as a child, when his family moved to Marseille when he was only 10 years old. He was a bus driver, a union activist, a bar owner and a columnist, and his humourous articles were followed every week by tens of thousands of people.
He died on 19 September, on a match day, like Depé. Before the match, the entire Orange Velodrome paid tribute to him.
in support of care workers
The 6th round of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats was dedicated to healthcare personnel, who have been on the front line since the beginning of the pandemic. Olympique de Marseille, via the OM Foundation, has set up numerous actions to support healthcare staff: donations for the creation of Phoceo, the AP-HM endowment fund, messages at the Orange Vélodrome during the lockdown, the "It's our turn to be a supporter" banner, the handing over of shirts to healthcare staff in Marseille hospitals, etc.
In addition, 500 euros per goal scored during the match will be donated to the French Hospital Federation to improve the daily life of the nursing staff. More generally, for more than a year and a half, the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs have been widely mobilised and have shown their solidarity, multiplying initiatives in an innovative way and responding in a concrete way to the needs on the ground. In total, nearly 5 million euros have been collected over the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, to which can be added multiple non-monetary donations.
THE ROTATION CONTINUES
Engaged in a marathon of games until the next international break in October (4 more games until October 3rd), Jorge Sampaoli has made changes in his starting eleven compared to the game played in Moscow last Thursday. Alvaro, Gerson, Rongier, Kamara and Harit have been replaced by Balerdi, Gueye, Lirola, de la Fuente and Payet.
Dieng OPENS THE SCORING
After a first half dominated by the Olympiens but without finding the goal, despite a crossBAR from Guendouzi, the Orange Vélodrome crowd was waiting for the second half with impatience. The first few seconds of the second half seemed to be in favour of the Bretons. But when Lirola's cross was perfectly curled in, Dieng cut out the ball and slammed it under the bar.
A brace in Monaco and a goal against Rennes, the 21-year-old Senegalese striker is currently one of Marseille's most impressive attacking players.
Harit SENDS OM ON ITS WAY
Against Lokomotiv Moscow, OM opened the scoring but failed to capitalise on their chances before being pegged back in the last minute. Against Rennes, Marseille scored first and managed to take the lead to avoid a possible comeback by Bruno Genesio's men.
Harit, who came on just before the hour mark, put on a show of his own to break through the Rennes defence before shooting between the legs of Gomis, who could not prevent the ball going in.