A first blow for Tudor against Reims

Olympique de Marseille hosts Stade de Reims this Sunday at the Vélodrome for the first Ligue 1 match of the season. Pau Lopez should be absent for this meeting because of his injury!

OM are starting their season at the worst of times… The players, the president and the coach have seemed under tension in recent days, according to several media outlets. As Pablo Longoria explained, a meeting took place this Tuesday at the Commandery to ease tensions at all levels.

Pau Lopez injured, Ruben Blanco holder?

On the field, it was not flamboyant during the preparation matches… They will have to be on the other hand this Sunday at the Vélodrome against the Stade de Reims for the first match of the Ligue 1 season. For this meeting already, Igor Tudor will not be able to count on its holder as goalkeeper.

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Indeed, Pau Lopez was injured during the internship in England, psoas. The Spaniard should be replaced by his compatriot Ruben Blanco, freshly arrived from Celta Vigo and who started against AC Milan in the last preparation match for Olympique de Marseille.

Ruben Blanco is cash regarding the competition with Pau Lopez

Pablo Longoria recruited Ruben Blanco to become Pau Lopez’s understudy. For the Spanish goalkeeper, it is not a question of being the second but rather of being in competition.

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“I come here to compete with Pau Lopez. I know the requirement but I come here to compete, otherwise I won’t be a football player. With Pau Lopez, we know each other from the youth selection and we played against in La Liga. He helps me a lot in the locker room. It’s not easy for me, it’s my first experience abroad.” Ruben Blanco – Source: Press conference (03/08/22)

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