Between a lunar CSC and two penalties, how could the Greens make such gifts against Marseille?

Between a lunar CSC and two penalties, how could the Greens make such gifts against Marseille?

At the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium,

“There is a lot of disappointment, especially since we could have avoided all these goals, between two penalties, an own goal and a counter-attack. “The Saint-Etienne piston Sada Thioub is nice, he lists us himself all the dumplings committed by his team (18th in Ligue 1) against OM (2-4), before we have to do it for our article. Because this is the main paradox of this unbalanced meeting from start to finish, or almost, this Sunday: the Marseillais may have struck 15 times on goal and had 70% possession of the ball, they only flew to the score on gifts offered by the Greens.

First act, the tackle of Mangala (45th)

And first of all by the experienced defender Eliaquim Mangala (31 years old), author of a totally useless tackle, in full surface and far from the ball, on Duje Caleta-Car, while the Marseille corner in question was clearly too long . Admittedly, many comparable situations are not reported, and moreover this one had completely escaped Clément Turpin, until his sidekick in charge of VAR warned him.

But why such risk-taking when ASSE was heading towards half-time with an advantage of an unexpected goal in their pocket, after a handball by Pau Lopez against Denis Bouanga (1-0, 9th)? “When you run behind the ball, it’s always more delicate, analyzes the Stéphane coach Pascal Dupraz. We felt that we were going to crack, and we took this penalty at the wrong time. “Dimitri Payet did not ask for so much to finally get the best of Paul Bernardoni, and change the face of a meeting that promised to be difficult for OM until then.

The CSC Puskas award for Kolodziejczak (60th)

The Cauldron may be accustomed to fail defensive at all costs over these last three seasons of struggle for maintenance, he hallucinated like never before in the 60th minute of play against the prowess of “Kolo”. The Saint-Etienne captain Timothée Kolodziejczak indeed concluded with an unstoppable strike, almost in the skylight, a nice Harit-Rongier movement. Slight problem: it was two Marseille players who tried to puncture Paul Bernardoni on the hour mark. Under pressure… from any OM striker within 5 meters of him, the former Sevilla FC player is therefore totally torn, like the Lyonnais Fernando Marçal, two years ago at the Parc des Princes (4-2).

A lunar action that tipped ASSE, then still in the game (1-1) before conceding three goals in 13 minutes. Luckily for him, the 30-year-old southpaw has a benevolent goalkeeper. “It sucks for “Kolo”, says Paul Bernardoni. I am the first disgusted for him, he obviously did not do it on purpose. But I don’t forget that in Clermont (1-2 on February 13), he scored the goal that allowed us to win. And these two extra points that we have thanks to him, they are still very important today. Fine, but the Saint-Etienne supporters have kept in mind his recurring errors for two years at least as much.

Arnaud Nordin had the face of the bad days, while the Marseillais were able to celebrate around Dimitri Payet their deserved success.  JEFF PACHOUD
Arnaud Nordin had the face of the bad days, while the Marseillais were able to celebrate around Dimitri Payet their deserved success. JEFF PACHOUD – AFP

The third blade with the naive Nordin (66th)

There are a couple of moves sharper than a Gerson hook on a soccer field, right? When we saw Arnaud Nordin naively engage in his area against the Brazilian from OM, we said to ourselves that we had to avoid relying on his attacking players as much as possible to intervene in such a key area. On the scale of the penalty conceded in the first period, Gerson was obviously more dangerous on the spot than Caleta-Car. But all the same, he was spinning on the left side, and Arnaud Nordin could clearly have gotten the better of him with his speed if he hadn’t thrown himself in this way, with an indisputable penalty at the end. key.

Our file on ASSE

Fortunately for him, there again, that Paul Bernardoni spontaneously puts on his lawyer’s robe like someone in the mixed zone: “Penalties are always infuriating, but I just had to stop them”. By cooking it a little, the goalkeeper on loan from the SCO told us that he was solely responsible for the sinking of the second period. Come on, as a perilous trip to Lorient looms on April 8 (16th with a single point ahead of ASSE), we let our divine bald conclude with a collective plea: “We made too many mistakes today. today, but we’re not going to make it if we’re not together”.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.