Saturday against Lorient, Alexis Sanchez found the net with a superb shot in the skylight. The Chilean displays correct statistics but, let OM be reassured, these are not the figures of a pre-retiree.
Alexis Sanchez remembered OM supporters when the question of recruiting a new center forward arose. The Chilean contributed to Marseille’s success against Lorient, giving his club the advantage with a superb strike at the start of the second period. The former Barça and Arsenal player found the net for the first time since the resumption of the season. His last goal in Ligue 1 dated back to the last game before the World Cup, when he scored a free kick at AS Monaco. In the game, his last achievement in Ligue 1 even dated back to September 10 against Lille.
Sanchez already ahead of his pace at Inter
With 6 goals in 16 league matches, we can’t say that Alexis Sanchez breaks everything in his path. However, as the newspaper l’Equipe reminds us, the Chilean is already doing better than during the last season at Inter Milan. He had thus found the net 5 times in 27 Serie A games. We can add to this total his 2 goals in the Champions League as well as the one scored against Hyères in the Coupe de France.
He savaged the Hake defense with his incessant calls and shone in the game thanks to his technique and his grinta. 🥵
A performance punctuated by 𝙪𝙣 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚! 👌✨
Alexis Sanchez is the 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 by @ParionsSport of this #OMFCL ! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/YLATvmQjHA
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) January 15, 2023
A reassuring finding for OM supporters. Sanchez is back on the scoreboard again and performs a decent drill. We are now far from the rumors of a demotivated and almost retired player on the Canebière. The Chilean can hope for a correct total of goals for his Marseille season, perhaps not the last. However, we think that with another striker to support him, the generous 34-year-old could still improve his pace to place OM as high as possible in the standings.