Gazélec 1-1 OM: Comme d’habitude

This OM team is a broken record. Again, OM faced a beatable Ligue 1 side. Again, OM wasted several good chances. Again, OM managed to score. And again, OM managed to achieve another draw. This team has no mental strength. With half the team destined to end their loan spells or be sold to bigger clubs, this season just feels like it can’t end soon enough. Review and Ratings to follow.


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Mandanda is the only reason this team are not in 18th place. Several unbelievable saves from the keeper saved OM from what would have most likely been defeat. Nothing but good things from the keeper all season. Manquillo made few errors, providing tackles and coverage. Nkoulou was average, obviously struggling to get in the rhythm after his time away. Rekik struggled at times, but seems more solid than usual. Mendy was poor. He lost the ball many times, and his crosses are useless. He feels like he has regressed a lot since last season.


Isla was solid though he did lose the ball a few times. He managed to get up the field Without Diarra, this unit was not as dominant as usual. Romao was solid, not doing too much. He provided tackles and a few passes. Not much to say about this group. The offense, on the other hand…


This unit does nothing but dribble. They are all selfish, opting to take on defenders instead of passing and moving. It is so predictable. Michy, before his assist to Cabella, did very little. He lost the ball a lot and made very few runs for the ball, which was infuriating. Nkoudou provided some strong runs but yet again dribbles too much and wastes the shots he makes for himself. Cabella provided a good pass and dribbled a lot, but wasn’t very effective until his stunning goal. Fletcher was unable to really get involved, before being subbed for Sarr. Sarr came on and did what every0ne else did – dribble and lose the ball.

Cabella’s goal.


Mandanda – 9/10

Manquillo – 5/10

Nkoulou – 5/10

Rekik – 5/10

Mendy – 4/10

Isla – 6/10

Romao – 5.5/10

Cabella – 5.5/10

Nkoudou – 6/10

Batshauyi – 5/10

Fletcher – 3/10

Allez l’OM…. l’année prochaine !

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