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OM make it eight in a row!

OM make it eight in a row!

Coupe de France
Publish on 01/21 at 02:38 - S. WILLIS


When Mattéo Guendouzi struck to hand Olympique de Marseille a 1-0 Coupe de France round of 32 win over Rennes, the southern giants extended their win streak to a club-record equalling eight matches in all competitions. Igor Tudor's side are looking unstoppable!

With the 1-0 win - courtesy of the excellent Mattéo Guendouzi's lone strike (59') - Olympique de Marseille stretched their win streak to eight matches in official competition, equalling the highest number of consecutive wins in all competitions in the club's history (1992, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2022).

Sensational strike

After Jordan Veretout robbed Lovro Majer of the ball and hurtled goanward, former Arsenal man Guendouzi was on hand to latch onto the cut-back and volley sensationally past Rennes 'keeper Dogan Alemdar - on duty in the injury absence of OM legend Steve Mandanda - for what turned out to be the winner.

OM have now won six in a row in the league and two on the bounce in the cup, and stand on the verge of setting a new club record.

Rongier: 'Aiming as high as possible'

"We know it's never easy, especially against a team with the quality of Rennes. We're through to the next round - that was the objective, so we are very happy," said key midfielder Valentin Rongier, whose side sit third on the Ligue 1 Uber Eats table, just two points shy of Lens in second and very much in the running for a Champions League finish. "We don't know how far we can go, but we're aiming as high as possible. We're doing everything we can to achieve that. But the most important thing is to keep working, as we can do even better."

As fate would have it, OM's next outing comes in the form of the always hotly contested south-coast derby against Monaco - who looked ominous in the 7-1 hammering of Ajaccio in Round 19 - but Tudor's men will be playing at a sold-out Orange Vélodrome and committed to giving their legion of fans even more to smile about.


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