Following Marseille’s 4-1 win against Sporting Lisbon, their first for two years in the Champions League, attacker Amine Harit spoke after the game, following his bright performance which earned him an 8/10 in Get French Football News’ player ratings. The Moroccan international praised OM’s character, after going a goal down only one minute into the game.
“We knew we had the ability to win in the Champions League, it started very badly, but I think we should a lot of character. It was important that we picked ourselves up and impose ourselves a bit more on the match. In the ten to fifteen minutes which came after the first goal we were dangerous, I had two chances just before my goal. It was good to see our pressing allow us create opportunities in the final third.”
Marseille came out 4-1 winners over Sporting Lisbon in an eventful game which saw a goal in the first minute from Sporting through Trincão’s curled effort outside the box. There was a quick turnaround for OM, thanks in part to a string of calamitous errors from the Sporting keeper Antonio Adán – the first of which was a pass out from the back which rebounded comedically off Alexis Sánchez for Marseille’s first goal of their Champions League campaign. It was followed by another, as Jonathan Clauss whipped in a delightful ball for Amine Harit to head home. A third was added by Balerdi from a corner, as the icing was firmly placed on the cake through Mbemba’s finish in the second half to make it four for the Olympians – who win their first game in the Champions league for two years.