Marseille dominated possession late on however couldn’t discover a decisive objective.© AFP
Marseille missed the prospect to place some strain on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain as they have been held to a 1-1 house draw by Montpellier on Friday. Igor Tudor’s second-placed facet may have lower the hole to PSG to 4 factors with a victory forward of the defending champions’ Sunday recreation towards Lyon. However as a substitute, Marseille dropped factors for the third time in 5 league outings and could possibly be overtaken by third-placed Lens once they go to Rennes on Saturday. “At this time we weren’t ok to win,” admitted Tudor.
“The worldwide break has price us dearly. There have been too many mentally and bodily drained gamers.
“We solely had one coaching session collectively so I knew it might be powerful.”
Arnaud Nordin completed off a fast counter-attack to offer mid-table Montpellier a Twelfth-minute lead after an excellent burst from Wahbi Khazri.
Marseille levelled shortly earlier than half-time as Matteo Guendouzi stroked house a penalty awarded for handball.
However OM created little and Khazri went near a winner for Montpellier halfway via the second interval when he was denied by house goalkeeper Ruben Blanco.
Marseille dominated possession late on however couldn’t discover a objective which might have given them renewed hope of a primary league title since 2010 after PSG’s shock house loss to Rennes earlier than the worldwide break.