A rejigged Marseille line-up was pressured to dig deep for a slender 1-0 win over Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Friday as a thunderous strike from Morgan Sanson sealed three treasured factors in opposition to the run of play.
The outcome offers Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas somewhat respiratory house after his group misplaced 3-0 at Porto within the Champions League on Tuesday.
Marseille climbed to inside three factors of Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain, with all the highest outfits on 9 video games forward of PSG’s conflict with third-placed Rennes on Saturday.
PSG lead Ligue 1 with 21 factors, Lille have 19 and Rennes and Marseille each have 18.
The acrobatic 72nd minute shot from the sting of the realm from midfielder Sanson was arrange by Dimitri Payet, who had come on in its place with 20 minutes remaining at a chilly, windy and empty Stade de la Meinau.
Payet changed former Newcastle participant and France worldwide Florian Thauvin, who was enjoying his 2 hundredth sport for Marseille.
After a depressing first half with no single shot on course from both aspect Strasbourg defender Anthony Caci hit the crossbar with a deflected shot simply forward of the hour.
The guests additionally appealed for a penalty when the ball appeared to hit Stefan Mitrovic’s hand however the referee waved play on.
Strasbourg coach Thierry Laurey is at the moment sidelined with Covid-19 and his aspect are second backside on six factors from 10 video games.