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Arsenal loanees Nuno Tavares & Folarin Balogun seize debut objectives

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Arsenal loanees Nuno Tavares and Folarin Balogun had been on the scoresheet for his or her respective sides in Marseille’s 4-1 win over Reims on Sunday.

Each children are spending the season out on mortgage in Ligue 1 and received off to good private begins with debut objectives for his or her new groups.

An personal aim from Wout Faes put the hosts forward after 13 minutes, earlier than Tavares doubled their benefit with a scintillating strike in first-half stoppage time. The left-back reduce inside and unleashed a deadly effort along with his weaker proper foot from 20 yards to carry the boisterous Stade Velodrome crowd to their toes.

Luis Suarez (not that one) then added a 3rd for Marseille with 1 / 4 of an hour to go, although Balogun – introduced on as a second-half substitute – pulled one again ten minutes later. Leonardo Balerdi sliced his clearance when attempting to take care of an Alexis Flips cross, and the younger striker shortly adjusted himself to get a stable header on the diverted ball, leaving Ruben Blanco stranded in between the sticks.

Suarez added OM’s fourth in harm time because the hosts capped off an emphatic opening victory beneath new boss Igor Tudor, whose title was whistled by house followers previous to kick off.

Tavares admitted in Arsenal‘s Amazon Prime All or Nothing documentary that he struggled with homesickness final season after signing from Benfica. He sealed a mortgage to Marseille on the finish of July.

Balogun, in the meantime, spent the second half of final season at Middlesbrough however scarcely impressed on Teesside and can be hoping for a extra fruitful spell in France.

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