OM 2-1 Nantes Review and Ratings

What a rollercoaster! After letting in a goal in the first 3 minutes, OM showed resilience, and grabbed 2 goals to take the lead. However, as full-time approached, OM allowed Nantes to pile on chances, and nearly get an equalizer. Despite the typical struggles, OM’s attack is showing lethality, and the defense is improving (slowly). Continue on for review and player ratings.


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OM – Nantes Preview

As we approach the seventh game of the season, the alarm bells are ringing. The mid-week 3-2 loss to Rennes (OM was leading 2-1) has caused the frustration of the fans to reach a fever-pitch. With the pressure mounting on Coach Passi and his players, now is the time to win. Let’s take a quick look at what OM must accomplish in order to win today.


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OM 0-0 OL: A Frustrating Step in the Right Direction

Upon the final whistle, I wasn’t sure if I felt pleased or frustrated. It turns out, it was a bit of both. OM and a weakened OL battled out to an intense 0-0 draw. Both sides had glorious chances that were wasted, and both teams showed a lot of spirit. OM has improved in the defense and midfield, displaying more solidity in the back and an encouraging passing game in the middle. However, while the attack did a good job of creating chances, the lack of a killer instinct in front of goal is a concern for this season. Let’s look at some highlights of the game.


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Nice 3-2 OM: An Encouraging Loss

OM battled and battled against Nice, but ultimately fell due to an error in the last minute. While this game will inspire rage and despair at the result, I found it to be encouraging. This OM side showed remarkable character and ability against a Nice side that included Mario Balotelli and Danté. Both teams mounted impressive attacks, and both defenses were put under immense pressure. The deadlock could only be broken by a Pelé error in the 88th minute that offered Nice the victor. Despite the result, I am feeling more optimistic about OM’s season. Click, “Read More”, to continue.

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Nice – OM: Preview and Potential Lineup

L’OM finally returns to action after a long international break. Right before the break, Frank McCourt bought the club, turning Marseille upside down. The timing was crucial, as the week off has allowed the dust to settle, and for the team to return to action in relative calm. However, les Marseillais return to action facing a quality Nice team. Nice, despite losing Ben Arfa to P$G, have top players around the field. They have recently acquired Mario Balotelli and Younes Belhanda, shoring up their midfield while providing a striking partner to Valère Germain. OM, with the late additions of William Vainqueur and Clinton Njie, seem to be improving with every week (so far). Tomorrow’s primetime game is slated to be a dogfight. Analysis and Projected Lineup – click “Read More”


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