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Valenciennes end Marseille's perfect start

Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 23.08CET
Victorious in their first six games, Olympique de Marseille's stunning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an abrupt end as they succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Valenciennes FC.

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Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 23.08CET

Valenciennes end Marseille's perfect start

Victorious in their first six games, Olympique de Marseille's stunning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an abrupt end as they succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Valenciennes FC.

Olympique de Marseille's flawless start to the Ligue 1 season ended in spectacular fashion after they suffered a chastening 4-1 defeat at Valenciennes FC.

OM became the first team since AS Monaco FC in 1960/61 to triumph in each of their first six Ligue 1 games but their spirits were dampened on 16 minutes when Valenciennes took the lead courtesy of Gaël Danic's superb free-kick. Danic turned provider 11 minutes before the break for Anthony Le Tallec to make it two, and Foued Kadir capitalised on Steve Mandanda's misplaced pass to compound OM's misery.

Things got worse for Élie Baup's side after half-time when Le Tallec doubled his tally with a perfectly placed header, and they had to wait until added time for Jordan Ayew to conjure a consolation. 

Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais lost their unbeaten league record as FC Girondins de Bordeaux caused a shock at the Stade de Gerland. Second-half strikes from Benoît Trémoulinas and Cheick Diabaté made the difference in a 2-0 victory for Francis Gillot's men, who have yet to be beaten this term. Elsewhere, AS Saint-Étienne are without a win in three league matches after being held to a goalless draw at home to Stade de Reims Champagne.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.15CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/03/2013 18:07 CET

30/09/2012

LyonLyon0-2BordeauxBordeaux

Trémoulinas 65, Diabaté 82

Venue: Lyon

30/09/2012

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-0ReimsReims

Venue: St Etienne

30/09/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes4-1MarseilleMarseille

Danic 16, Le Tallec 34, 63, Kadir 39

J. Ayew 90+2

Venue: Valenciennes

29/09/2012

ÉvianÉvian1-1LorientLorient

Khelifa 8

Sunu 86

Venue: Annecy

29/09/2012

NancyNancy0-2MontpellierMontpellier

Belhanda 66, Camara 90

Venue: Nancy

29/09/2012

AjaccioAjaccio1-0BrestBrest

Mostefa 56

Venue: Ajaccio

29/09/2012

TroyesTroyes0-2ToulouseToulouse

Ben Yedder 65, Rivière 73

Venue: Troyes

29/09/2012

NiceNice2-2BastiaBastia

Cvitanich 32, Civelli 58

Rothen 42, Modeste 71

Venue: Nice

29/09/2012

PSGPSG2-0SochauxSochaux

Gameiro 11, 33

Venue: Paris

28/09/2012

RennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC

Feret 64, Alessandrini 75

Venue: Rennes

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