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Match facts: Marseille v Spartak

Published: Saturday 11 September 2010, 1.45CET
UEFA.com delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of the UEFA Champions League fixture, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and recent domestic information.
Match facts: Marseille v Spartak
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Published: Saturday 11 September 2010, 1.45CET

Match facts: Marseille v Spartak

UEFA.com delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of the UEFA Champions League fixture, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and recent domestic information.

Marseille

UEFA milestones/UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Sunday 12 September: Olympique de Marseille 2-2 AS Monaco FC
(Valbuena 42, Adriano og 80; Niculae 15, Park 79)

Mandanda; Taiwo, Mbia, Hilton, Azpilicueta; Cheyrou, Kaboré, Lucho; Brandão, Gignac, Valbuena

• Making his first competitive start for OM, André-Pierre Gignac had an effort ruled out in added time as the French champions were left with five points from as many league games in 2010/11 – they had 11 at this stage last season.

• Gabriel Heinze was rested following his return from international duty in Argentina.

• Didier Deschamps' team began the season with defeats by SM Caen (2-1) and Valenciennes FC (3-2), their worst start to a campaign since 1985/86.

• With a host of players on international duty, an experimental OM XI drew 1-1 with AC Ajaccio in a friendly on 3 September. Gignac scored his first goal for the club before the Corsican outfit prevailed 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out.

Injury news
• Stéphane Mbia missed the 1-1 draw at FC Girondins de Bordeaux on 29 August as a precaution after suffering a knee ligament problem but returned against Monaco.

• Leyti N'Diaye missed the Monaco match after injuring his shoulder in training with Senegal on 2 September.

• Souleymane Diawara resumed training at the end of August after sustaining a thigh injury in pre-season.

• Loïc Rémy's arrival from OGC Nice was delayed after medical tests revealed a heart condition. He was given the all clear after further examinations, but sustained a groin injury during France's loss to Belarus on 3 September.

Summer transfers
In
André-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse FC)
Loïc Rémy (OGC Nice)
César Azpilicueta (CA Osasuna)

Out
Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United FC, loan)
Mamadou Niang (Fenerbahçe SK)
Bakari Koné (Lekhwiya SC)
Mamadou Samassa (Valenciennes FC)
Fernando Morientes (retired)
Laurent Bonnart (released)
Cyril Rool (released)

International news
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying unless stated.

• Thursday 2 September:
Spain 2-1 Netherlands, U21s – César Azpilicueta

• Friday 3 September:
France 0-1 Belarus – Loïc Rémy, Mathieu Valbuena (sub)

• Saturday 4 September:
Botswana 2-1 Togo, Africa Cup of Nations – Sénah Mango

• Sunday 5 September:
Swaziland 0-3 Ghana, Africa Cup of Nations – André Ayew (goal), Jordan Ayew (sub)
Burkina Faso 1-1 Gabon, friendly – Charles Kaboré

• Tuesday 7 September:
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 France – Mathieu Valbuena
Argentina 4-1 Spain, friendly – Gabriel Heinze
Poland 0-1 Spain, U21 friendly – César Azpilicueta

• Jordan Ayew made his international bow, replacing older brother André at half-time in Ghana's win in Swaziland.

• Alexander N'Doumbou made his first appearance for Gabon in a 1-0 loss to AS Monaco FC on 3 September.

Spartak

UEFA milestones
• Spartak have conceded 147 goals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 11 September: FC Spartak Moskva 2-1 FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast (Welliton 7 74; Kirichenko 21)
Dykan; Ivanov, Suchý, Pareja, Parshivlyuk, Sheshukov; Ibson (Ananidze 46), Alex (Sabitov 77), Dmitri Kombarov, McGeady; Welliton (Ari 90)

• Spartak have won three of their last four league games, having taken four points from their previous six fixtures. Valeri Karpin's side have, however, won just twice in nine away games in the league this season.

• Welliton's double took his tally for the season to 15 in 16 matches. He hit back-to-back hat-tricks in August.

• Andriy Dykan and Aiden McGeady made their debuts against Saturn, the latter setting up Welliton's first goal.

• Goalkeeper Aleksandr Belenov made his debut in place of the suspended Sergei Pesyakov on 28 August but could not prevent Spartak losing 2-0 at FC Terek Grozny. Nicolas Pareja made his first start for the club in the same game.

Injury news
• Nikola Drinčić has returned to training but is yet to make his debut having joined Spartak during the winter break after fracturing his tibia in January. Kirill Kombarov has been training separately following an ankle injury while Nikita Bazhenov did not travel to France having suffered a thigh injury in training on Sunday.

Summer transfers
In
Aiden McGeady (Celtic FC)
Kirill Kombarov (FC Dinamo Moskva)
Dmitri Kombarov (FC Dinamo Moskva)
Nicolas Pareja (RCD Espanyol)
Aleksandr Belenov (FC Salyut Belgorod)
Andriy Dykan (FC Terek Grozny)

Out
Roman Shishkin (FC Lokomotiv Moskva)
Martin Jiránek (Birmingham City FC)
Fedor Kudryashov (FC Tom Tomsk, loan)
Soslan Dzhanaev (FC Terek Grozny, loan)
Stipe Pletikosa (Tottenham Hotspur FC, loan)
Pavel Yakovlev (FC Krylya Sovetov Samara, loan)
Pavel Golyshev (FC Alania Vladikavkaz, loan)

International news
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying unless stated.

• Friday 3 September:
Armenia 0-1 Republic of Ireland – Aiden McGeady
Greece 1-1 Georgia – Jano Ananidze (sub)
Romania 3-0 Russia, U21s – Sergei Pesyakov, Evgeni Makeev, Sergei Parshivlyuk, Andrei Ivanov

• Tuesday 7 September:
Ireland 3-1 Andorra – Aiden McGeady
Georgia 0-0 Israel – Jano Ananidze
Ukraine 2-1 Chile, friendly – Andriy Dykan
Russia 0-0 Romania, U21s – Sergei Pesyakov, Evgeni Makeev, Sergei Parshivlyuk, Andrei Ivanov

Last updated: 14/09/10 0.30CET

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