Olympique de Marseille won this Saturday on the pitch of Clermont Foot 6 (1-5), on behalf of the 24th day of Ligue 1. The Phocéens opened the scoring with Ndiaye (23rd) but the Auvergnats equalized by Boutobba (53rd). OM then accelerated and made the difference thanks to goals from Aubameyang (59th), Clauss (67th), Luis Henrique (80th) and Moumbagna (90th 2). Marseille provisionally takes 6th place tied with Lens which travels to Lyon on Sunday. A good operation before the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League, Wednesday at the Vélodrome, against Villarreal. Clermont remains bottom of Ligue 1.

The Marseillais entered their meeting perfectly. With very aggressive pressing from the first moments, Jean-Louis Gasset’s men remained very high in the Clermont half of the field. But they clumsily exploited these first recovered balls, like Ismaila Sarr who missed two chances on the right side of the area (7th, 19th). Jonathan Clauss, in great form on his side, did not hesitate to go behind the Clermontois to then look for his partners in the penalty area. But after a missed cross towards Aubameyang, Ndiaye followed well and finally pushed the ball into the back of the net to give OM the advantage (0-1, 22nd).

Behind, Balerdi had to work twice but apart from that, the Clermontois did not really appear dangerous and the Olympians logically took the lead at the break. The second half began like the first, with numerous opportunities for Marseille but the Olympians were unable to materialize this domination. Then it was Bilal Boutobba who sounded the revolt for CF 63. The former Marseille player deceived Pau Lopez at point blank range to put his team back on level terms (1-1, 52nd). But Clermont’s hope only lasted a few minutes.

Stung, the Marseillais then reacted in the best possible way. As is often the case, it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who put OM back on the right track in two stages (1-2, 58th) before Clauss scored the break goal a few minutes later (1-3, 66th) . Stunned, the Clermontois were unable to respond to the blows delivered by the Phocaeans. At the very end of the match, they were sinking and the entrants took the opportunity to have fun. Luis Henrique (1-4, 80th) and Faris Moumbagna (1-5, 90th 3rd) added to the score at the very end of the match.

Thanks to this success, the Olympians move up to 6th place provisionally but above all are full of confidence before their European meeting of the week. Clermont remains the bottom red and sees the maintenance disappear little by little.