With fans applauding standing up and even a Chilean flag: the warm ovation that Alexis Sánchez received after converting again in Marseille

Alexis Sánchez has already won over the Marseille fans. Four goals in six appearances, including a brace against Nice, were reasons enough for Olympique fans to single him out as the best reinforcement of the coming season.

This Saturdayin the long-suffering victory against Lille, by 2-1, Alexis converted again. He did it at the most difficult moment for his team, which at that point fell by the minimum count. His goal served to raise his teammateswhich finally ended up getting the three units that allowed him to continue fighting inch by inch with PSG for the leadership of Ligue 1.

One of the most striking scenes of the day, however, occurred when the Chilean striker was replaced. The stadium stood up and the fans did not tire of applauding AS70. In the background, even, a Chilean flag was seen. Once he left the field of play, the striker greeted Igor Tudor, his coach, and the rest of his teammates who were on the substitute bench.

In France, meanwhile, the local media once again highlighted his presentation. The Marseille team’s supporter site, Le Phoceen, highlighted how active the national was and described him as the best player of the match with a rating of 7.5. “Scrambled by his return to eleven. He leveled the score with a lot of class after a counterattack and a cross from Ünder (26 ‘). Right after he could have been the victim of a penalty for a blow to the back (30 ′). As soon as he recovers, he delivers a nice ball to Ünder. He then creates a chance with his head jumping over everyone, but misses. It was everywhere tonight. changes everything”.

The also sympathetic medium, OMNotes, emphasized the sacrifice of the 33-year-old footballer, who played as the reference in the offensive of the pupils of Igor Tudor. “In front of three defenders, there are inevitably difficult deflections, balls that don’t arrive. But he is decisive and fights the whole match to keep the team alive”. Along these lines, they praised the role that the striker has taken on the pitch. He is already taking on a leadership role, in a difficult role at the helm.”.

Meanwhile, Foot Mercato highlighted the striker’s match and also rated it with a 7.5 rating, the highest of the match. “With a lot of mobility to provide solutions, the Chilean knew how to destabilize the defenders with his dribbles (two successful out of three)”, they commented. The medium also had words to highlight the leadership of the former Inter Milan player. “During injury time, he is often seen chatting with his teammates to give advice.”

“Although in the second half it is less visible, The former Nerazzurri is always willing and gives his all (19 games played, seven wins) to put pressure on. Before the ovation of the Vélodrome, he was replaced by Gerson (86 ‘) “they concluded, mentioning the incredible ovation received by the top scorer of the Chilean team when he left the field.

The next challenge for the Focenses will be on Tuesday, September 13, when they host Eintracht Frankfurt for the second day of Group D of the Champions League. Both teams lost on the first dateso adding three is imperative to continue with aspirations of qualifying for the round of 16 of the contest.

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