LIVE – OM-Rennes: a big opportunity from the start
It’s Truffert’s turn to react. Well off the surface, but right on axis, the side tries a shot that goes past the right of Lopez’s cage.
Sanchez comes close to capitalizing on a Rennes mistake
What a bad permit from Majer. The midfielder, who wants to move away towards the goalkeeper, makes a soft pass that Sanchez recovers in the area. The attacker blocked by Alamdar cannot apply himself and the shot he crushes goes out of the frame.
Let’s go !
Let’s go to this Coupe de France meeting. It is the Rennais who are busy.
Marseillais and Rennais make their entrance
The start of the meeting is a matter of minutes. The two teams make their entrances on the pitch of the Vélodrome stadium. The Olympic community is there with 56,000 spectators.
Bailly’s heavy penalty also prompts Drogba to react
Didier Drogba invites himself to the debate. The former OM striker posted two tweets to express his displeasure with the seven-game suspension of Eric Bailly, who was sent off on January 7th for his dangerous gesture against Hyères in the French Cup (2-0 Marseille win).
“I find the decision of the Disciplinary Committee very regrettable,” the former Ivory Coast international wrote, adding that he was surprised that previous similar cases had resulted in lighter suspensions.
“What are the explanations?! The gesture is really dangerous, but the difference between the sanctions is still surprising, isn’t it?”, Didier Drogba added.
Guendouzi, the main actor of the recent opposition
Both formations occupy the top five places in the league, but the latter have not yet had a chance to decide. For good reason, Marseille and Rennais drew 1-1 when they met in Ligue 1.
Today, owner Matteo Guendouzi was the main element in sight. The midfielder equalized if a csc led to the opening of the Bretons’ account.
OM in great form against tough Rennes
With six consecutive wins, OM are in excellent form in the league. In addition to displaying an attractive style of play, the Marseilles still believe in the title, five points behind PSG, who have struggled since the resumption of the championship.
Before that, they will have to field a Rennes team that managed to defeat the Parisians a few days ago. Even at home, it proves that Marseille should expect to suffer against a team that is often effective against the Ligue 1 tenors.
Rennes had a scare in the first round, OM did not flinch
The first leg of the French Cup round of 32 is a shocker after Olympique de Marseille (3rd) and Rennes (5th) meet at the Stade Vélodrome at 21:10. It was a highly prestigious match between two clubs that are well placed in Ligue 1. In the last round, the Rennais faced the Girondins of Bordeaux, but they were able to win (2-1) thanks to the achievements of Bourigeaud and Docu.
Facing Hyères, Marseillais could have feared the worst, having been quickly reduced to 10 after Eric Bailly’s dismissal. But thanks to Sanchez and Dieng, Tudor’s men finally destroyed the residents of National 2 without much difficulty.
OM’s eleven without Mbemba but with Tavares
Lopes – Kolasinac, Gigot, Balerdi – Tavares, Veretout, Rongier, Under – Guendouzi, Sanchez, Malinovskyi
Rennes eleven with Doué and Gouiri
Alemdar – Traoré, Wooh, Rodon, Theate, Truffert – Ugochukwu, Majer – Bourigeaud, Gouiri, Doué
Team OM will face Renn without Klaus and Kabore
OM have announced their squad to face Stade Rennais this Thursday in the round of 16 of the French Cup. As Tudor announced at Thursday’s press conference, Clauss is out. Kaboré’s absence is a surprise.
Hello and welcome to this game
This Coupe de France weekend begins with quite a shock: OM, third in Ligue 1 and a famous winning streak against Rennes, PSG’s latest scorer last Sunday evening. The two coaches also sent flowers to each other at the press conference held on Thursday.
The match, which will be played without OM’s iconic goalkeeper Mandanda, has been moved to Rennes, but he is suffering from muscle pain.
On the OM side, we want to play the Coupe de France thoroughly after a big disappointment last season.
It will start at 21:10, the teams will be announced at 20:00. The match will be broadcast on BeIN Sport and France 3. There will also be radio coverage on the RMC antenna and, of course, live commentary on the RMC Sport website and app.