Marseille 1-1 Lyon: Milik goal from penalty, denies visitors to go the second spot

Arkadiusz Milik-Marseille

Marseille were held to a 1-1 draw against Lyon in the French League earlier tonight.

Karl Toko Ekambi scored the opening goal of the game for Lyon in the 21st minute but the home side got back into the game through Arkadiusz Milik’s penalty in the 44th minute.

Marseille are going through a bit of a crisis right now and the draw against Lyon will certainly give them some confidence.

Manager Andre Villa Boas quit earlier in the season and Jorge Sampaoli has taken over as the club’s new manager.

Tonight’s draw leaves Marseille 7th in the League table with 39 points. Meanwhile, Lyon are third with 56 points from 27 matches.

A win tonight would have helped them climb above Paris Saint Germain in the table just a point behind league leaders Lille but they have missed a glorious opportunity and the away fans will be disappointed with their team’s performance.

Lucas Paqueta was sent off for the away side in the 70th minute and Lyon should count themselves lucky to have come away with a point. Marseille could have easily made the most of their one-man advantage and secured a win here. 

Perhaps they would have had a better chance to secure all three points if they had eleven men on the pitch until the end. 

Lyon managed to win four of their last five League games heading into tonight’s contest and they were the overwhelming favourites to secure a win.

It will be interesting to see if they can bounce back strongly in their next outing and close the gap with PSG and Lille.