26th day of Ligue 1:
Stade Rennais – Olympique de Marseille: 0-1.
Goal: Kolasinac (57th) for OM.
In a fairly balanced match, Olympique de Marseille managed to overcome Stade Rennais thanks to a goal full of mischief (0-1) to consolidate their second place in Ligue 1.
A few days after its pitiful elimination from the Coupe de France against Annecy, the Marseille club was keen to redeem itself. The start of the match was also to the advantage of the Marseillais, who got chances with Veretout (1st) or Clauss (11th). But the Rennais then took over by being the most dangerous without finding the fault until the break, with the bar from Gouiri (15th) and the strike from Toko Ekambi repelled by Pau Lopez (31st).
⏸ 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗮̀ 𝗹𝗮 𝗽𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲.
Good first period for the Rouge et Noir, who lack precision in the last gesture.#SRFCOM 0-0 pic.twitter.com/yaqTQN5Ddr
— Stade Rennais FC (@staderennais) March 5, 2023
Returning from the locker room, OM took second and opened the scoring before the hour mark. On a free kick quickly played by Rongier behind the Rennes wall, Under sent a cross slammed to the ground to find Kolasinac behind the back of a stopped defense (0-1 in the 57th). A goal that was enough for the happiness of the Olympians, who held on despite a tense end to the match.
⏱ 90′ | #SRFCOM 0️⃣-1️⃣
It’s over, precious victory for our Olympians in Brittany 🔵⚪️
See you next Sunday at@orangevelodrome for the Strasbourg reception 🏟️ pic.twitter.com/hfzevepzPr
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) March 5, 2023
Thanks to this victory against a direct competitor, and taking full advantage of the draws of Monaco and Lens, OM took off four points ahead of their pursuers in the race for second place. For its part, Stade Rennais is in fifth place, five points from the podium but above all only one step ahead of Lille.