Fletcher hero and villain in Marseille draw

Ligue 1 Conforama > Match Reports
14/05/2016

Steven Fletcher scored once and missed a penalty as Olympique de Marseille brought the curtain down on a poor league campaign with a 1-1 draw at relegated ESTAC Troyes.

ESTAC Troyes  1 - 1  Olympique de Marseille

Long since condemned to the drop, Troyes were looking to sign off with just a fourth win of the campaign and only a second at their Stade de l'Aube. Things started well, as they opened the scoring after 10 minutes.

Benjamin Nivet's through ball split the OM defence and Fabien Camus ran through to finish low past Yohann Pelé, who was making a rare start in goal for the visitors in place of Steve Mandanda.

Florian Thauvin hit the bar from a Romain Alessandrini cross as Marseille went in search of an equaliser, and Rémy Cabella then had an effort disallowed for offside as the hosts held onto their lead at the break.

Second Ligue 1 goal

However, Marseille drew level just after the hour mark as substitute Bouna Sarr set up Fletcher, the Scotland international striker scoring his second Ligue 1 goal since arriving on loan from Sunderland in the winter window and marking the moment by celebrating with a golf swing.

Fletcher could have been the hero, but after winning a penalty inside the final 10 minutes, he saw his kick from 12 yards saved by Troyes goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer.

There was to be no win for OM but they finish the season unbeaten in four Ligue 1 games under interim coach Franck Passi and end the campaign in 13th spot before facing Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de France final next weekend.

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