Lyon and Marseille Battle it Out in Back-To-Back Ligue 1 Matches This Week

The 32nd Match Day of Ligue 1 saw a thrilling clash between Lyon and Marseille. C._Under got the scoring underway for Marseille in the 44th minute, giving them an early 0-1 lead. A._Lacazette responded for Lyon in the 68th minute, leveling the score to 1-1. But just as it looked like both teams would share the points, M._Gusto scored at the death for Marseille to secure a 1-2 victory.



Anthony Lopes (rating 7.2)
Sinaly Diomandé (rating 6.6)
Dejan Lovren (rating 6.3)
Castello Lukeba (rating 7.2)
Nicolás Tagliafico (rating 6.6)
Thiago Mendes (rating 6.9)
Corentin Tolisso (rating 6.9)
Maxence Caqueret (rating 6.6)
Bradley Barcola (rating 6.6)
Alexandre Lacazette (rating 6.7)
Rayan Cherki (rating 6.3)


Pau López (rating 6.5)
Leonardo Balerdi (rating 6.5)
Samuel Gigot (rating 7)
Sead Kolašinac (rating 6.3)
Jonathan Clauss (rating 7.3)
Valentin Rongier (rating 7.3)
Jordan Veretout (rating 6.6)
Issa Kaboré (rating 6.2)
Cengiz Ünder (rating 7.7)
Ruslan Malinovskyi (rating 7.2)
Alexis Sánchez (rating 7.3)



M. Gusto (B. Barcola, 80)
Jeffinho (R. Cherki, 80)
J. Lepenant (T. Mendes, 81)


Vitinha (R. Malinovsky, 83)

Ball possession:

The match between Lyon and Marseille was a close one, with Lyon having 60% ball possession. They made 7 shots on target, with 2 going in the back of the net. Alexandre Lacazette was the most active player in terms of shots for Lyon. Marseille had 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them hitting their target. Jonathan Clauss was the best for Marseille in terms of getting shots on goal. In the end, it was a hard fought match that went down to the wire, but an impressive performance from both sides saw it eventually come to an end as a draw between these two teams.


7 interceptions per 90 minutes.

Corentin Tolisso of Lyon displayed impressive passing accuracy with 88%, making 87 passes in total. Sead Kolašinac of Marseille also had a pass accuracy of 87%, completing 39 passes. Nicolás Tagliafico of Lyon made two key passes during the match, while Valentin Rongier of Marseille had an average 2.7 interceptions per 90 minutes. These performances were integral to the success of both teams throughout the match and illustrated their respective talent levels.


Lyon had an impressive defensive performance this season, leading the league in interceptions with 12. Castello Lukeba was the top performer with 4 interceptions. Marseille also had a strong defense, coming in second place with 9 interceptions, led by Leonardo Balerdi who had 2. Lyon and Marseille both had one interception each, credited to Castello Lukeba for Lyon and Cengiz Ünder for Marseille. It appears that both teams were well prepared to defend against attacks this season.


The battle for control of the ball on the field is in full swing, and two players have emerged as leaders. Thiago Mendes from Lyon has won 8 face-to-face fights for the ball while Alexis Sánchez from Marseille has taken 12. Both are showing their skill and determination to keep possession of the ball, and it’s clear that they will be at the forefront of their respective teams’ efforts to win.


    Yellow cards:

  • S. Diomande (Lyon) at 30 minute
  • C. Tolisso (Lyon) at 59 minute
  • S. Kolasinac (Marseille) at 59 minute

    The last five games (including this match):

    • Lyon – LWWWD
    • Marseille – WWDDD

    Top 5 Ligue 1 scorers:

    1. Kylian Mbappé Lottin (22, Paris Saint Germain)
    2. Jonathan David (21, Lille)
    3. Alexandre Lacazette (20, Lyon)
    4. Folarin Balogun (17, Reims)
    5. Loïs Openda (17, Lens)

    Next games:

    • Lyon will play with Strasbourg. April 28 at 19:00 (UTC), on Stade de la Meinau.
    • Marseille will play with Auxerre. April 30 at 18:45 (UTC), on Stade Orange Vélodrome.
    Bot Bot