Rennes 0-1 Marseille Remy Cabella goal
Rennes 0-1 Marseille Remy Cabella goal on 3 December 2015 on France Ligue 1 Match.Remy Cabella never truly lived up to his reputation at Newcastle United, but demonstrated his class once again in French football with this fine effort for Olympique de Marseille in their Ligue 1 clash away at Stade Rennais on Thursday evening.
Remy Cabella scored his first goal for Marseille to give his side a deserved 1-0 victory at Rennes in Ligue 1 on Thursday.
The visitor has now only lost one of its last seven league matches and moves up to eighth in the table, leapfrogging its opponents, which continues a dreadful run of results having won only one of its last 11.
Cabella – the on-loan Newcastle United attacking midfielder – scored an impressive goal in the 21st minute, which proved to be decisive.
After receiving a pass from Mauricio Isla, he cut inside past two players and fired in a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area which deflected off defender Mexer and found the far corner.
The 25-year-old moved to St. James’ Park in 2014 as part of the club’s Francophone recruitment policy. However, while he arrived as a former French champion—having won Ligue 1 with Montpellier Herault SC in 2012—he never truly made his mark at Newcastle.
Indeed, Cabella’s 31-league-game career in the North-East was fitful at best, and while there were moments of brilliance, the Corsica-born midfielder only showed quality in brief, fleeting moments. Similarly, he occasionally gave the impression of being too lightweight for the Premier League, without the touch of genius that allows diminutive players such as Luka Modric to get away with having a smaller stature.