The first match day of Ligue 1 saw Marseille take on Reims in an exciting matchup. Reims opened the scoring at the 10th minute when Junya Ito found the back of the net, giving them a 0-1 lead. However, Marseille’s Azzedine Ounahi equalized at the 23rd minute, leveling the score to 1-1. In what would be a thrilling finale, Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira scored for Marseille at 73 minutes to give them a 2-1 victory over Reims.
Pau López Sabata (rating 6.9)
Jonathan Clauss (rating 7.2)
Samuel Florent Thomas Gigot (rating 7.2)
Chancel Mbemba Mangulu (rating 7)
Renan Augusto Lodi dos Santos (rating 6.6)
François-Régis Mughe (rating 6.6)
Valentin Rongier (rating 7.3)
Geoffrey Edwin Kondogbia (rating 7)
Azzedine Ounahi (rating 7.2)
Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira (rating 7.9)
Iliman Cheikh Baroy Ndiaye (rating 6.9)
Yehvann Diouf (rating 6.7)
Thomas Foket (rating 6.6)
Joseph Stanley Okumu (rating 7)
Yunis Abdelhamid (rating 6.7)
Joshua Darius Kamani Wilson-Esbrand (rating 6.2)
Michael Amir Junior Richardson (rating 6.9)
Azor Matusiwa (rating 7.2)
Junya Ito (rating 7.7)
Marshall Nyasha Munetsi (rating 6.9)
Reda Jousef Khadra (rating 6.3)
Oumar Diakité (rating 6.6)
Ismaïla Sarr (François-Régis Mughe, 51)
Pierre-Emerick Emiliano Franço Aubameyang (Iliman Cheikh Baroy Ndiaye, 67)
Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout (Valentin Rongier, 67)
Mattéo Elias Kenzo Guendouzi Olié (Azzedine Ounahi, 83)
Amine Harit (Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira, 83)
(Michael Amir Junior Richardson, 60)
(Oumar Diakité, 60)
(Reda Jousef Khadra, 60)
Valentin Atangana Edoa
(Marshall Nyasha Munetsi, 80)
Thérence Ange Koudou
(Joshua Darius Kamani Wilson-Esbrand, 80)
Marseille had less ball possession than Reims in the match, with only 42% compared to 58%. Despite this, they put up a strong fight and managed to make 14 shots on target. Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira was the most active in terms of number of shots taken. Reims made 11 shots on target, out of which 4 were on goal. Junya Ito was their best player in terms of hits on goal. The match promised to be an exciting one and it certainly did not disappoint!
Jonathan Clauss and Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira of Marseille both had impressive performances during the match. Clauss achieved a pass accuracy of 80%, making 36 total passes, while Oliveira made 3 key passes. On the other side, Reims’ Joseph Stanley Okumu boasted an even higher pass accuracy of 86% with 69 total passes. Thomas Foket also contributed for Reims with 1 key pass. It was an exciting game to watch with both sides making strong contributions in their respective areas of play.
Marseille has the clear advantage in interceptions, with 15 compared to Reims’ 7. Valentin Rongier leads Marseille’s interceptions with four, while Junya Ito is the leader for Reims with two. On the other hand, both teams have tallied three interceptions from their respective players; Samuel Florent Thomas Gigot had one for Marseille and Thomas Foket had one for Reims. It will be fascinating to see who comes out on top in terms of interceptions as these teams battle it out on the pitch.
The fight for the ball is an important part of any soccer match, and two players have stood out in this category in the French Ligue 1. Geoffrey Edwin Kondogbia of Marseille has had 7 face-to-face fights for the ball, while Joseph Stanley Okumu from Reims has had 6. These two players have been leading their teams on the field and showing their strength and determination in every match. With such impressive numbers, it’s no wonder they are both considered to be some of the best at fighting for possession.
- Renan Augusto Lodi dos Santos (Marseille) at 59 minute
- Marshall Nyasha Munetsi (Reims) at 36 minute
- Joshua Darius Kamani Wilson-Esbrand (Reims) at 45 minute
- Michael Amir Junior Richardson (Reims) at 57 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Marseille – W
- Reims – L
Top 5 Ligue 1 scorers:
- Azzedine Ounahi (1, Marseille)
- Bafodé Diakité (1, Lille)
- Gaëtan Laborde (1, Nice)
- Junya Ito (1, Reims)
- Vítor Manuel Carvalho Oliveira (1, Marseille)
- Marseille will play with Metz. August 18 at 19:00 (UTC), on Stade Saint-Symphorien.
- Reims will play with Clermont Foot. August 20 at 13:00 (UTC), on Stade Auguste-Delaune II.