Tuesday October 19, 2010 Group Stage: Group F Finished Stade Vélodrome

Olympique Marseille 1 - 0 MSK Zilina

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  1. Diawara wins it for Marseille

    Diawara wins it for Marseille

    Marseille secured their first Champions League points as Souleymane Diawara's goal gave them a 1-0 win over MSK Zilina at the Stade Velodrom More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Olympique Marseille
    • MSK Zilina
    • 93' And there's the full time whistle.
    • 91' Three minutes of added on time to play here...
    • 88' Taiwo has a tame long range effort easily saved by Dubravka.
    • 86' Valbuena finds space in the box following Remy's through ball, but his effort from 15 yards is wide.
    • 83' Mbia gets a yellow card for pushing Guldan in the face, nothing malicious, just tried to shrug him off.
    • 82' Edouard Cisse comes on to replace Gignac.
    • 81' Corner to OM. Valbeuna takes but Mbia is penalised for climbing.
    • 79' Zosak is replaced by Vladavic for Zilina, all three substitutes used now.
    • 78' Leitner takes it again, this time it's low and eventually cleared after some bouncing around.
    • 77' It's a good one from Leitner but Diawara clears for another corner.
    • 76' Zilina have a corner...
    • 74' Lucho comes off in place of Abriel.
    • 72' Corner to Zilina and Jez's effort is cleared.
    • 71' Hapal needs to put Ceesay up aginast Heinze. The Argentine isn't the strongest of defenders and Ceesay has more than enough talent to cause him problems.
    • 70' Zilina are trying to beat the offside trap with balls over the top now...no joy so far though.
    • 69' Ayew looks great, until he has to do soemthing. His passing has been wayward and decision making erratic.
    • 68' Majtan is coming off, he's limping as well. Tomas Oravec replaces him - he's the fella who scored against Chelsea.
    • 67' Gignac fouls Piacek, FK to Zilina.
    • 66' Remy is right into the action. He takes advantage of the aforementioned space on the wing and races clear. Unfortunately, his cross hits Leitner and rebounds back into his face.
    • 65' Minutes later, Deschamps brings on much sought-after Loric Remy in place of Brandao.
    • 64' Rilke comes on for Zilina in place of Gergel - a striker for a midfielder. Hapal wants a goal.
    • 64' Possession wise, OM are still dominating. 62% so far.
    • 62' Majtan beats the offside trap and gets on the end of Angelovic's long ball, he shrugs off Azpilicueta and takes a left-footed shot which forces Mandanda into a smart reflex save. Great technique from the striker though. Unlucky.
    • 60' Brandao and Gignac are constantly swapping places - not sure it's confusing Zilina though, more confusing their own players.
    • 58' Ceesay's flick on finds Majtan who collides with Mandanda - both seem to be fine after a brief stop.
    • 56' Oh, Taiwo was booked for playing with the corner flag in the celebrations after Diawara's goal.
    • 55' Ayew goes down under the challenge of Zosak and he's rolling around on the floor while the referee looks unimpressed. Some magic spray seems to have sorted him right out though.
    • 54' Zilina are coming back into this - they're apssing it nicely and finding some space. The final ball is still proving elusive though.
    • 53' It was also him who tackled Valbuena for the "penalty". Never, it was a great tackle.
    • 52' Angelovic is having a cracking game, once again he slides in on Gignac and comes out with the ball.
    • 51' The tackles are flying in now. Ayew gets a booking for sliding in on Zosak.
    • 51' Corner to Zilina as Azpilicuete tackles Gergel. Taken short then crossed in, Ceesay heads wide.
    • 50' It really was bad goalkeeping for the goal. It wasn't the most powerful of headers and Dubravka should have dealt with that easily.
    • 49' Taiwo gets a booking for something I don't yet know...
    • 48' They'll settle for that though! 1-0 Marseille. Lucho's corner finds Diawara who climbs above everyone else and heads the ball down. It then bounces at the feet of Dubravka who can only push the ball into his own net.
    • 47' The referee points for a corner when the OM palyers clearly think they should have had a penalty. Valbuena is tackled in the area and gets booked for his protestations.
    • 46' Ziilina under pressure straight away as Taiwo feeds in Gignac on the left, but classy defending from Angelovic and Piacek get the ball cleared.
    • 45' Marsaille kick off for the second half.
    • - Gignac needs more support from his flankers - Brandao and Valbuena. OM seemed to have more joy when Gignac moved tot he left and Brandao into the centre.
    • - Marseille have had plenty of chances to take the lead in this game, and Deschamps will be telling his charges the same thing in the dressing room.
    • 45' And with that, we have half time. 14 attempts, but only four on target for OM while MSK have yet to test Mandanda.
    • 45' How did that not go in?! Lucho's corner is flicked on by Brandao, Gignac heads it back across the face of goal and over Dubravka's head. It finds Brandao at the back post unmarked, and from a yard out, he hits it over the bar. Ridiculous.
    • 44' And Lucho takes over corner kicks again. This time it's better.
    • 43' Taiwo finds space on the left wing, acres of space. He's got time to plant the perfect cross. Instead, he hits the ball straight ahead of him and into row Z.
    • 41' Heinze pulls down Majtan and it's a free kick. Majtan takes the quick one and it's such a waste. It goes straight through to Mandanda without going near a Zilina player.
    • 40' Zosak has a shot from nigh-on 40 yards. Needless to say, it doesn't go in.
    • 39' OM have had 62% of the possession after 39 minutes.
    • 37' Gergel fouls Mbia in the middle of the pitch, the free kick isd lumped upfield but MSK come away with the ball again. They then proceed to lose possession again.
    • 36' Brandao goes fown int he box under the challenge of Sourek, but he seems just to have clipped his toes and tripped himself up. Ref made right decision there.
    • 35' Angelovic fouls Brandao, Lucho's set piece delivery continues to fail as the lofted ball is easily punched clear by Dubravka.
    • 34' There's plenty of space on thw gins in this game, both sides playing down the middle.
    • 32' OM are really picking up the pace - A lovely one-two between Ayew and Gignac results in Ayew's powerful shot blasting right in the face of Piacek. Ouch.
    • 30' Penalty appeal from OM! Heinze's shot from inside the area clatteres against Piacek's arm which was outstretched, but the referee waves away appeals.
    • 29' Zilina have had three corners but not one effort on or off goal.
    • 28' Marseille have had nine corners so far and nine attempts on goal - three wide, four on target and two blocked.
    • 27' Yet another corner for OM, Valbuena has taken over from Lucho...and his aren't much better. Fails to clear the first man yet again. It eventually finds Ayew who shoots wide form 30yards.
    • 26' He takes it short to Jez whose cross goes straight into Mandanda arms.
    • 26' Corner to MSK, Leitner to take on the right wing.
    • 25' Lovely wing play as Valbuena skins Leitner on the touchline, cuts back inside and crosses perfectly for Ayew who hits his volley inches wide.
    • 24' Gignac is a big, powerful and quick striker. He needs to put himself about a bit more.
    • 23' MSK aren't making things easy though, they are defending in numbers and getting the ball clear by any means, it's not always pretty.
    • 22' OM look as they aren't comfortable in this formation. They don't seem settled at all, far too many stray passes.
    • 20' Cracking tackle by Ayew on Ceesay, but the MSK striker goes down, stays down and OM put the ball out. Unsuprisingly, he gets right back up.
    • 19' Lucho's corner is cleared for another by Piacek. The second corner is also cleard, but this time by Guldan.
    • 18' It's end-to-end stuff here, and the build-up play is lovely to watch, the final ball - by both teams - is very poor though.
    • 17' Great teamwork by Azpilicueta and Valbuena on the right, but the former's cut back is terrible and it's cleared once more.
    • 16' Great tackle by Guldan on Valbuena gives OM yet another corner, it's cleared but messily.
    • 15' Ceesay runs down the right wing, cuts inside and fools Heinze. His cut back it cut out by Mbia and the resulting corner is wasted and easily cleared.
    • 14' OM are picking up the pace here, they need to if they want to get past a stubborn and well-organised MSK defence.
    • 13' Gignac pulls a great save from Dubraavka as he races clean through on goal. The GK saves well and it's a corner.
    • 9' Lucho Gonzalez takes the corner and Valbuena misses the target with half chance.
    • 8' Leitner fouls Valbuena and gives OM (Olympique Marseille) a free kick, which Heinze blasts into the wall and it goes out for a corner.
    • 7' Ayew has an effort saved after a foul by Guldan gave the home side possession.
    • 6' Zilina have a corner and it's taken by Jez but ti's cleared by Marseille.
    • 4' Gignac has an effort on goal for Marseille and it's saved by Dubravka and pushed out for a corner. Mbia has an effort from Lucho Gonzalez's corner but it's saved again.
    • 3' Ceesay, up front for MSK has the longest legs I've ever seen. Keep an eye on him, could be a threat to the error-prone Heinze.
    • 2' MSK are looking comfortable in possession and are content to just pass it around, keeping hold of the ball.
    • 1' And we're off!
    • - The teams are out on the pitch now, and thet walked out to Jump! by Van Halen, that is tremendous.
    • - MSK are in yellow shirts with green shorts.
    • - The teams are in the tunnel, and Marseille are wearing a very odd shirt. Black with sky blue trim and a strange, blurry red, green & yellow stripe on one side.
    • - Zilina impressed agaisnt Chelsea, and Marseille definatley have the talent to cause any side problems. Taiwo, Ayew, Lucho Gonzalez & Ginac are all talented players who, if on form, should be a constant threat to Zilina tonight.
    • - Neither of these sides have a Champions League point so far this season, and face a tricky challenge to progress past the group stages.
    • - Zilina, however, have at least scored a goal this season, with Oravec's goal in the 4-1 defeat against Chelsea. Marseille were beaten 1-0 at home to Spartak Moscow and 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
    • - Mind you, Zilina have a 21% shot accuracy rate in the CL so far this season, while Marseille fair minimally better with 27%. Wayward.
    • - These two sides have never faced each other before, so we've got a historical clash on the cards tonight.
    • - MSK Zilina, meanwhile, line up like this: Dubravka; Angelovic, Piacek, Sourek, Leitner; Jez, Guldan, Zosak, Gergel; Majtan, Ceesay. SUBS: Oravec, Rilke, Mráz, Vittor, Vladavic, Krnac, Vyskocil
    • - Marseille line up like this: Mandanda; Azpilicueta, Diawara, Heinze, Taiwo; M'Bia; Lucho González, Ayew; Valbuena, Brandão, Gignac. SUBS: Cissé, Abriel, Cheyrou, Rémy, Andrade, Kaboré, J. Ayew
    • - Hello, and welcome. I'll be providing you with minute-by-minute coverage of tonight's clash between Didier Deschamps's Marseille and Pavl Hapal's MSK Zilina of Slovakia. So, if you've got any questions, leave a comment below. Right then, let's get cracking...
  • Summary

    • 62' Majtan beats the offside trap and gets on the end of Angelovic's long ball, he shrugs off Azpilicueta and takes a left-footed shot which forces Mandanda into a smart reflex save. Great technique from the striker though. Unlucky.
    • 48' They'll settle for that though! 1-0 Marseille. Lucho's corner finds Diawara who climbs above everyone else and heads the ball down. It then bounces at the feet of Dubravka who can only push the ball into his own net.
    • 45' How did that not go in?! Lucho's corner is flicked on by Brandao, Gignac heads it back across the face of goal and over Dubravka's head. It finds Brandao at the back post unmarked, and from a yard out, he hits it over the bar. Ridiculous.
    • 30' Penalty appeal from OM! Heinze's shot from inside the area clatteres against Piacek's arm which was outstretched, but the referee waves away appeals.
    • 25' Lovely wing play as Valbuena skins Leitner on the touchline, cuts back inside and crosses perfectly for Ayew who hits his volley inches wide.
    • 13' Gignac pulls a great save from Dubraavka as he races clean through on goal. The GK saves well and it's a corner.

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