Konrad de la Fuente saw his first action in Le Classique for Marseille and came very close to being the hero of the game as they ended up sharing the spoils with Paris Saint-Germain.

Marseille 0-0 PSG

Trouble from the crowd and several VAR decisions were all a part of the thrilling rivalry between Marseille and PSG, but neither could find the goals as they shared the points at the Stade Velodrome.

Konrad de la Fuente would come off the bench to play in his first Le Classique, completing 70 percent of his passes, winning one aerial battle, and recording one shot in 20 minutes on the field.

It was literally fireworks from kickoff as smoke filled the stadium, but that didn’t stop either team from holding back on attacking each other’s goals.

PSG thought they had taken the lead in the 14th minute when a cross from Neymar led to Marseille Duje Caleta-Car putting the ball into his own goal. However, a review from VAR saw the goal disallowed for offside.

The host would feel the wrath of VAR seven minutes later when Arkadiusz Milik thought he had put away a goal, but it too was called back as his teammate Pol Lirola was ruled offside.

Entering the second half and things would go in favor of Marseille when the referee sent off Achraf Hakimi after bringing down Cengiz Under as he had a clear path to the goal.

Despite having a one-man advantage, the host could not capitalize. Valentin Rongier should have scored in the 64th minute when he headed the ball towards the goal from a Dimitri Payet cross, but the ball bounced wide of the target.

De La Fuente was brought at this time to add some spark to Marseille’s attack. He nearly had an assist in the 74th minute when sent a cross towards Under, but the Turkish international’s volleyed effort went wide of the mark.

The winger then had a chance to be the hero in the 77th minute with what was the best opportunity of the game. A cross from the right side found de la Fuente at the far post with an excellent chance, but he did not get a good touch on the ball in the end.

Notes

In other Ligue 1 action, Timothy Weah went the distance for Lille as they shared the points with Brest following a 1-1 draw.

Nicholas Gioachinni came on to play 25 minutes for Montpellier as they were beaten by Monaco by a 3-1 scoreline.

Erik Palmer-Brown was an unused substitute for Troyes as they came away with a narrow 2-1 win over Reims.

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