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Amid controversy, Guendouzzi is arrested in OM
Published on August 18, 2023 at 03:00 pm
Coming into the game when OM were heading straight for qualification for the Champions League preliminary round, Matteo Guendouzzi experienced a tough test on the lawn of the Velodrome stadium. And for good reason, the French international first allowed Panathinaikos to come back to score by conceding an unfortunate penalty in stoppage time before he was the only Marseille man to miss his shot on goal. But Marcelino moves on.
It’s an evening he probably wouldn’t want to experience. Against the substitute at the start of the Champions League return play-off panathinaikos, Matteo Guendouzzi Replaced iliman rivers In the 68th minute of the game. That time‘om 2-0 up with a two Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang And so heading towards qualification for the preliminary round of the Champions League. But then, at the last second, Matteo Guendouzzi Accepts a penalty for handball in the area. So the Greeks would return to parity in both meetings and also win on penalties. Only one Marseillaise missed him: Matteo Guendouzzi, But Marcelino wanted to come forward for his player.
Marcelino makes move for Guendouzzi
, Matteo is obviously very sad, he didn’t have much luck today, especially conceding the penalty, but he has our full support. At such times it is important to emphasize that we are all responsible, we share this responsibility as a group. I repeat today that fate did not want us to qualify launched the coach of‘om In a press conference before the penalty shootout justifying his change of goalkeeper.
“He has our full support”
, I don’t regret changing the goalkeeper before the penalty shootout. It’s a decision we’ve made with all the employees and I stand by it. We were unlucky, even on the penalty, because we had a disallowed shot (by Rubén Blanco) that still went into the net. Luck didn’t want us to qualify today. We created many chances, we were better throughout the match, even in extra time… Today, the details were not in our favor “, adds up Marcelino who decided to bring ruben blanco instead of Paul Lopez,