An air of déjà vu.
In a friendly match behind closed doors which took place in Marbella in Spain, Olympique de Marseille was defeated by Sassuolo (3-2) after cracking at the end of the match with a goal from Norwegian Kristian Thorstvedt in the 92e minute in favor of the fifteenth in Serie A. The Phocaeans however led twice in the score, thanks to goals from Alexis Sánchez and Dimitri Payet, before being caught, then passed in front by the transalpine formation at the end of additional time.
@Alexis Sanchez ?? & @dimpayet17 ?? were OM scorers in#OMSassuolo ? pic.twitter.com/on11FF7ayY
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) December 12, 2022
Apart from the absence of Matteo Guendouzi, sitting on the French bench in Qatar, most of the typical Marseille team started this meeting. The current fourth in Ligue 1 will complete his preparation this Saturday with a friendly match against Nîmes Olympique, residents of Ligue 2.