An unexpected opportunity in the ranks?

At the opening of the 9th day of Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille did not have to improve their employer to crush Angers SCO on their lawn, with the score of 0-3. A resounding success allowing the Marseillais to gain confidence before facing Sporting Portugal in the Champions League. Undefeated in Ligue 1, the Marseillais fought a long-distance duel with PSG, while on an individual level, Bamba Dieng had a great time with his audience.

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Home, Angers remained on a series of invincibility against OM. Friday, this invincibility was shattered against the Marseille strike force, more and more afraid across France. Jonathan Clauss, Luis Suarez, then Gerson were the artificers of this meeting in favor of OM, while the SCO could not maneuver further despite their 15 attempted strikes. Collectively, the OM players secured this victory at the best of times to gain confidence after the break, but the gain of the three points was not the only important fact in the eyes of the Marseille supporters.

A symbolic entry

At the very end of the meeting, while the victory was already largely acquired for Marseille, an entry into play has become much more than anecdotal despite the magnitude of the score. In the 84th minute, Luis Suarez made way for Bamba Dieng to the first minutes of the Senegalese this season in Ligue 1. Shelved since the arrival of Igor Tudor on the OM bench, the Marseille striker entered the hearts of his supporters last season. Talented, Endowed with a sense of placement and a finish above some of his partners, Dieng had quite logically won his place, before losing it this season. Rigid in his tactical implementation, the Croatian coach of this team had decided that he did not have the right profile for his eleven.

Coming into play for a handful of minutes in Angers, Dieng was given a standing ovation by the Marseille public present on site. On social networks, the main interested party sent a strong message to the public that he knows is very attached to him: “Very happy to have played my first minutes in an official match this season. Congratulations to the team for the 3 points and thank you all for the support and affection throughout. »

Visibly not resigned despite not qualifying for the Champions League, Bamba Dieng could here glimpse the hope of playing a few minutes per match now, and thus prove his value to his coach. Three months before the start of the winter transfer window, the countdown is on todaywhile all does not seem lost in the mind of the player attached to his club.

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