Marseille-Nantes 2-0 Marseille: Aubameyang (17th, 79th) OM continues its comeback. Unstoppable since the appointment of Jean-Louis Gasset, the Marseille club scored a fifth consecutive victory (in all competitions), dominating Nantes at the end of the 25th day of Ligue 1 (2-0). The Marseillais, led by Aubameyang, did not really shine, but this precious success allows them to come back to within a small point of the European places.

In a Vélodrome completely reconciled with its team, OM wasted no time in making the difference. Thanks to the inevitable Aubameyang. Symbol of Marseille’s revival since the appointment of Gasset, the Gabonese striker opened the scoring with great opportunism, taking advantage of a ball released by Lafont in contact with Cömert (1-0, 17th). In front, the Marseillais controlled the debates for a long time in the first period, facing the timid Nantes. Only the accelerations of Simon or a strike from Sissoko (45th) made OM sure of their (new) strength shiver before the break.

Logically ahead, Marseille experienced a second act that was much more painful and laborious. The rapid and offensive coaching of Jocelyn Gourvennec, with the additions of Mollet and Mohamed from the start, brought much more consistency to the FCN. For the first time under the Gasset era, OM seemed manageable and went through a real zone of turbulence for a long half hour. Nantes’ clumsiness in the last gesture, however, allowed the blunted Olympians to maintain their advantage. Aubameyang even gave his team the right to a quieter end to the match, scoring his second goal of the evening in two stages, after a well-executed counterattack (2-0, 79th). Winner without manner, OM was able to secure the essentials against Nantes, now sixteenth in the ranking. The Phocaeans, engaged in a good climb up the rankings, will try to keep this pace, while the calendar is preparing to offer them tougher adversity. Rennes, Paris, Lille and Nice are on the Marseille program for the next four days.