Football

Alexis Sanchez makes his debut as Marseille draw Brest

19 Aug 2022 | 08:51

Chilean striker Named among the substitutes for the Brittany match by coach Igor Tudor, four days after signing a one-year contract. He was introduced from the beginning of the second half but had no major impact on the game as Marseille were unable to keep their lead in the first half at the Stade Francis-Le Ble by Nuno Tavares.

Portuguese left-back Tavares scored the second goal in many games since joining Marseille on loan from Arsenal to give his new side the lead just before half-time. He converted a cross from Jonathan Clauss, only for Pierre Lees-Melou to equalize for Brest with a great strike just after the hour mark.

Before Barcelona and Arsenal star, Sanchez, who has 143 caps for Chile, joins Marseille as a free agent following the termination of his contract with Inter Milan. He started nine games for Inter last season, but Marseille are hoping his experience will prove invaluable in the Champions League group stage. Tudor’s team has four points from number six could be in Ligue 1, with Sunday’s draw following a 4-1 win over Reims last week.

Champion Paris Saint-Germain already have two points clear at the top of the table after just two games. They won 5-0 at Clermont On the opening weekend by beating Montpellier 5-2 on Saturday, with Neymar scoring twice and Kylian Mbappe once.