Stade de Reims vs. Marseille – Match Report – April 23, 2021


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Stade de Reims vs.  Marseille - Match Report - April 23, 2021

(EFE) – The prominence of Dimitri Payet boosted Olympique Marseille (1-3) to the comeback in Reims, which provisionally enters the European positions in Ligue 1 that this weekend reaches the thirty-fourth day.

The team of Argentine Jorge Sampaoli is on a roll, accumulating three wins and a draw in his last games and is fifth in the standings at the expense of Lens, who host Nimes on Sunday.

The Marseille side added another three points at Stade Auguste Delaune, although it was David Guion’s home team that took advantage in the 38th minute with Nathanael Mbuku’s goal that beat Steve Mandanda with a header from a corner kick.

But Marseille accelerated before the break and in five minutes turned the situation around. First in the 41st with the first goal from Payet after receiving a ball from the Spanish Pol Lirola, and in added time with the one signed by the Polish Arkasiuz Milik from Payet’s pass.

The options of Reims, located in the middle of the table, with no real European options but neither of relegation, declined when Wout Faes saw the second yellow card and left his team behind with twenty minutes remaining.

In fact, Dimitri Payet sentenced the visitors’ victory to a quarter of an hour from closing when he beat Predrag Rajkovic after a Valentin Rongier cross. The difference could have been greater but the VAR overruled Milik’s goal for offside.


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