Favorite Steve Mandanda for the last two games of Olympique de Marseille, goalkeeper Pau Lopez was generally average. Rather interesting in its very high position, the goalkeeper loaned by AS Roma was not, however, irreproachable on the goal conceded against Lokomotiv Moscow (1-1) in the Europa League on Thursday.
Pau Lopez does not shine for the moment with OM.
For the second time in a row, Pau Lopez was preferred to Steve Mandanda in the cage of Olympique de Marseille by Phocen coach Jorge Sampaoli on Thursday on the lawn of Lokomotiv Moscow (1-1) in the Europa League.
Dj holder against AS Monaco (2-0) in Ligue 1, the goalkeeper loaned by AS Roma did not necessarily score points.
Lopez, it’s mixed …
Still, the Spaniard wasn’t particularly bad. On certain sequences, the goalkeeper even displays interesting qualities, with in particular a very high position on the field and certain exits to relieve his defenders on long opposing balls. However, on his line, the 26-year-old does not emit great serenity.
Dj surprised and beaten in the first period on a long shot from Fyodor Smolov who ended on his post, the former Betis Sville was clearly not irreproachable on the equalizing goal of Tino Anjorin. While he seemed on course, the Ibre was unable to stop this strike as a little too short. An error which also lead to his copy with a score of 4/10 for the writing of Maxifoot (see Dbrief and notes here).
Obviously, the performances of Lopez are found scrutinized compared to Mandanda. Rather back to a good level in his last games, especially against AS Saint-Etienne (3-1), will the French permanently lose his number 1 status? We want to see Pau in an extra match, Sampaoli explained before the meeting in Russia. We hope that he will continue on his spear and that Steve Mandanda will be able to return soon. Sunday against Rennes, the Argentinian’s choice for this position could say a lot about a possible OM hierarchy as a goalkeeper …
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