Faced with Feyenoord (2-3, 0-0) in the semi-final of the Europa League Conference, Olympique de Marseille was sorely lacking in inspiration on the offensive level. In check, the center-forward Arkadiusz Milik embodied the difficulties of the Marseille club on the return.
Arkadiusz Milik did not shine.
Olympique de Marseille will harbor big regrets for a long time. Ambitious in the Europa League Conference, the Marseille club went out by Feyenoord (2-3, 0-0) Thursday in the semi-final. And in both games, the Phocens were weighed down by a failing offensive sector.
Despite scoring two goals in the first leg, Jorge Sampaoli’s men lacked efficiency, especially Bamba Dieng. And on the return, the offensive sector of OM again embodied a weak link.
Milik, the embodiment of a street attack
If the Olympians had a rather interesting start to the game with two dangerous situations for Dimitri Payet, the injury exit of the attacking midfielder, aligned in a role of false number 9, changed the plans of the Marseille coach. Launched in the 33rd minute to replace the Frenchman, Arkadiusz Milik then symbolized the attacking problems of the current 2nd in Ligue 1. Little found by his partners, the Polish international badly negotiated his rare situations, with heads that were too soft and above all a totally failed control in the area when he is in a good position.
If you accumulate what Dieng did not convert on the way out, the technical errors in the area on the return. Everyone cries nonstop to see Milik, but Milik has a chance and it’s not even a CFA-worthy check. Afterwards, I’m willing to hit Dieng, but he has square feet, we know that. (…) Milik him I blame him! I’m more angry with him than Dieng because everyone is crying for him to play, because he himself thinks he’s a world-class strikera consultant also castigated from RMC radio Daniel Riolo.
A messy OM
Not 3/10 by the reaction of Maxifoot (see Debrief and Notes here), Milik clearly fell short of expectations. However, he is not solely responsible for Marseille’s failures. Because except for another missed opportunity by Pol Lirola, the Phocens were generally harmless. And all the players who make up OM’s attack were not efficient: Amine Harit at generous but imprecise, Bamba Dieng had very little pes then the entrants, Cdric Bakambu and Cengiz nder, brought absolutely nothing . To react during the sprint final in L1, Marseille will have to rediscover the principles of its motto: straight to the point.
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