To everyone’s surprise, OM were eliminated from the Coupe de France on Wednesday. In the quarters, the Phocaeans fell against Annecy (2-2 atb 6-7).
It is not yet this year that OM will manage to end their long drought in the Coupe de France. While they had taken out PSG and Stade Rennais in the previous rounds, the Phocaeans were unable to overcome the pitfall of Annecy. They fell to this Ligue 2 team while playing in front of 60,000 of their supporters. A defeat suffered on penalties.
OM unrecognizable after the break
After the defeat against PSG last weekend, the Cup has become the main objective of the Olympians. There was a great pressure on their shoulders and it was felt. Against the 10e of Ligue 2, they were not able to hold their rank.
Until the start of the second period, everything was going well for the Phocaeans. Thanks to an achievement by Jordan Veretout in the 29thethey led in the score and headed for an easy qualification in the semi-finals. The second act of the match, however, was hardly in line with their expectations.
At the 53eOM were overtaken by a clear shot from Dion on the edge of the penalty area (53e). A warning shot followed by another goal from the visitors, signed Mouanga (59e). In the space of six minutes, the scenario of the match has completely changed and the Olympians found themselves running behind the score.
Alexis Sanchez missed a penalty
Guyot’s team then resisted well to preserve their advantage and they were on the verge of winning in regulation time. His goalkeeper, Thomas Callens, even stopped a penalty from Alexis Sanchez in the 85the. But, for the visitors, that second half lasted a minute too long. Just before the gong, Marseille came back to score. The young returning François-Régis Mughe freed the Vélodrome on a cross-shot, which lobbed Callens.
The people of Marseille were relieved, but not for long. Because the penalty shootout was not favorable to his team. Tudor’s men missed two of their tries, through Nuno Tavares and Balerdi, leaving their opponents of the day to ensure their qualification. Penultimate budget of L2, the Savoyard formation therefore managed the feat of taking out the big favorite of this Cup. And she is now only one match away from the Stade de France.