Brest 1-1 Marseille: The Phocaeans miss out on three points on visit to The Pirates

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Brest were held to 1-1 draw by Marseille down on Sunday at the Stade Francis-Le Blé. Brest were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to RC Lens. Marseille, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 4-1 win against Reims in their last match. As the table looks today, Brest are in 14th place, with 1 point from 2 matches, while Marseille sit in 3rd, with 4 points from 2.

The Phocaeans dominated the first half, when Nuno Tavares found the net at the 38 minute mark to take them into the break 1-0 up.

Brest took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Pierre Lees-Melou at the 61 minute mark, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Brest included Youcef Belaili, Hianga’a Mbock, Irvin Cardona and Karamoko Dembele for Mathias Pereira Lage, Hugo Magnetti, Jeremy Le Douaron and Franck Honorat, repectively. Marseille brought on Alexis Sanchez, Jordan Veretout, Cedric Bakambu, Dimitri Payet and Sead Kolasinac, to replace Cengiz Under, Valentin Rongier, Gerson, Arkadiusz Milik and Nuno Tavares.

There were bookings for Youcef Belaili from Brest. For Marseille, Arkadiusz Milik, Gerson, Valentin Rongier and Matteo Guendouzi saw yellow.

Brest will next travel to Angers SCO, while Marseille will face Nantes at home.

Technical card:
Brest:Marco Bizot, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Achraf Dari, Brendan Chardonnet, Lilian Brassier, Franck Honorat (Karamoko Dembele, min.86), Pierre Lees-Melou, Haris Belkebla, Hugo Magnetti (Hianga’a Mbock, min.77), Jeremy Le Douaron (Irvin Cardona, min.77) and Mathias Pereira Lage (Youcef Belaili, min.46)
Olympique de Marseille:Ruben Blanco, Leonardo Balerdi, Samuel Gigot, Chancel Mbemba, Jonathan Clauss, Valentin Rongier (Jordan Veretout, min.69), Matteo Guendouzi, Nuno Tavares (Sead Kolasinac, min.82), Cengiz Under (Alexis Sanchez, min.46), Gerson (Cedric Bakambu, min.69) and Arkadiusz Milik (Dimitri Payet, min.69)
Stadium:the Stade Francis-Le Blé
Goals:Nuno Tavares (0-1, min. 38) and Pierre Lees-Melou (1-1, min. 61)