While I did miss the game (had an event I simply could not miss), please find the resume video below. Europa Ligue qualification has massive implications for the immediate future of the club. While OM is still in a transition phase, Europa Ligue will make the club more attractive to players this summer, and provide important exposure on the European stage. Set as an objective for the McCourt team, qualifying for Europe represents a successful beginning to the OM Champions Project. Let us hope for more success!
Bordeaux and Marseille battled out to a 1-1 tie, this Sunday afternoon. With huge implications for 5th place (OM and Bordeaux are separated by 1 point), this game felt like a final. Both teams showed grit and determination, jostling for a lead. Despite a tough break early in the game (Bordeaux scored in the 2nd minute), OM put on an incredible second half performance, earning a crucial point. Continue reading for my takeaways.
Smithfield Hall was animated for the game, with Marseille and Bordeaux fans alike.
In arguably the best performance of the season, l’OM held on to defeat Nice in a highly contested game. Nice, one of the best teams in France, displayed their impressive passing and speed, but l’OM never waivered. With Thauvin suffering an injury early in game, it fell on Gomis and co. to uphold the mantle of responsibility. In short, the players in White and Sky Blue responded. Continue reading for my analysis.
Scenes from Smithfield Hall, where OMNewYork gathered to watch the game.