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Player Ratings | Montpellier 2-3 Marseille, Payet magical in Marseille thrilling comeback

MONTPELLIER – 2 (Luan Peres OG 30′, Laborde 34′)

Dimitry Bertaud, 5

Junior Sambia, 3Oddly shied away from the ball to allow Payet’s free kick to skip through the wall for 2-2 and struggled with Konrad in the first half.

Matheus Thuler, 5

Maxime Estève, 5

Nicolas Cozza, 3Worked hard but was unable to prevent Ünder creating openings down the right throughout the game.

Joris Chotard, 5

Jordan Ferri, 5

Florent Mollet, 4Unable to have an effect on the game and was unable to make the most of his admittedly rare openings.

Elye Wahi, 4 – Produced one brilliant run which turned Saliba inside out but was largely anonymous besides.

Gaëtan Laborde, 7His run across the penalty spot forced the own goal before a cleverly disguised effort from the edge of the area fooled Mandanda for 2-0. Montpellier will sorely miss him should a move be found.

Andy Delort, 6Showed flashes of his quality throughout the game but, as is often the case with Delort, they were fleeting but he still affected proceedings – an arrowed cross led to the opener and he worked well with Laborde when given the chance.

Others Souquet 5, Ristic 5, Leroy 5, Mavididi 4, Makouana 5.

 

MARSEILLE – 3 (Ünder 68′, Payet 75′, 80′)

Steve Mandanda, 3Not happy having to use his feet in tight spaces and had a David Seaman-esque moment as he was deceived by Laborde’s looping second.

Willam Saliba, 5

Leonardo Balerdi, 5

Luan Peres, 5Sneaks a five despite an erratic and largely poor first half having made a couple of well timed challenges later on, including one to win the ball back for Payet’s winner.

Pape Gueye, 5

Boubacar Kamara, 6Serene if understated in midfield, used the ball cleverly and quietly protected his back three effectively.

Mattéo Guendouzi, 6Typically all-action performance, bold and aggressive throughout.

Gerson, 3Very quiet overall playing almost as a support striker, had no real impact on the game and looked off the pace.

Konrad de la Fuente, 7A real threat with his tricky and direct style, especially early on, and produced a neat assist for OM’s first.

Cengiz Ünder, 7 Not everything came off for him but terrorised a young Montpellier defence at times in the first half especially and arrived at the back post to start the comeback with a simple finish.

Dimitri Payet, 8Superb, classic Payet. Fortunate to see his free-kick slip through the wall but a characteristically nonchalant run and side foot finish won the game after some imaginative play throughout.

Others: Benedetto 5, Henrique 5, Dieng 5.

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