OM: the Eric Bailly mystery


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This Sunday evening, Olympique de Marseille faced the Stade de Reims in Champagne. The Phocaeans won with a score of two goals to one thanks to a double from Alexis Sanchez against a goal from Folarin Balogun, the home scorer. But what was eagerly awaited before the match was the composition of the Marseille defense.

Indeed, with the suspensions of Leonardo Balerdi and the injury of Sead Kolasinac, only Samuel Gigot, Chancel Mbemba and Eric Bailly remained. All three being trained in this position. The first two were indeed holders, but the Ivorian international started on the bench replaced by a Valentin Rongier, who, decidedly, settled in this position.

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But it’s a real snub for the player on loan from Manchester United. Asked about this, Igor Tudor replied coldly: “ it’s a technical choice “, before continuing on the choice of Valentin Rongier:” it’s a resource we have in the group, we used it. Doesn’t mean he’ll play there next time “.

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Since the match against Paris SG, where he suffered against Kylian Mbappé, we see him very little. Is it related to the fact that he still has to play minutes for the call option to be exercised? Apart from the leaders of OM, no one knows. But with the returns of Leonardo Balerdi (who was suspended for two games) and Sead Kolasinac, we risk seeing him even less…

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