The Heroes’ Match won by Olympique de Marseille alumni


The Heroes’ Match took place this Wednesday evening at the Vélodrome stadium, organized to raise funds for the Didier Drogba Foundation in collaboration with UNICEF. A meeting that brought together several former glories of Olympique de Marseille (Drogba, Ravanelli, Boli, Nasri …) and European football (Cambiasso, Karembeu, Mendieta …) alongside artists and sportsmen outside football (JUL , Matt Pokora, SCH …), with a tribute to former Marseille president Bernard Tapie before kick-off.

Coached by Jean-Pierre Papin, it was Didier Drogba’s teammates who won the match with a score of 7 to 4. The former Ivorian international stood out in this match by scoring a hat-trick for the Team OM Legends, just like Fabrizio Ravanelli, Robert Pirès and Benoît Cheyrou. Toifilou Maolida participated in this Marseille victory with a goal at the end of the match, paying tribute to Tapie with his famous celebration with the strip:“Forever the first, rest in peace Boss”. On the UNICEF side, coached by Arsène Wenger, well served by Teddy Riner, Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly had equalized for his team, followed by a headed goal from Gaizka Mendieta to temporarily restore the advantage to his family. Former Mancunien Louis Saha and rapper Sneazzy reduced the score in the dying minutes of the match.

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