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Match facts: Marseille v Olympiacos

Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Marseille v Olympiacos
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Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Marseille v Olympiacos


UEFA milestones
• Marseille have conceded 95 goals in the European Cup.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Jérémy Morel's next booking will incur a suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 November: Montpellier Hérault SC 1-0 Olympique de Marseille (Diawara og 62)
Mandanda; Azpilicueta, N'Koulou, Diawara, Morel; Diarra, Cheyrou, Amalfitano (Valbuena 68), A Ayew; J Ayew (Lucho 79), Rémy (Gignac 60)

• High-flying Montpellier ended OM's run of three successive Ligue 1 wins.

• Loïc Rémy has scored four goals in his last five games for Marseille, and was also on target for France against the United States on 11 November.

• French League Cup holders Marseille will travel to SM Caen in the quarter-finals on 10/11 January.

• OM went bottom of Ligue 1 for the first time in six years after their 2-0 loss at Olympique Lyonnais on 18 September.

• OM's 2-0 victory over Évian Thonon Gaillard FC on 21 September was their first league win in ten attempts; their worst sequence under Didier Deschamps.

Injury news
• Stéphane Mbia has not played a competitive fixture since breaking a metatarsal on 14 August. He did feature in a friendly on 11 November as OM beat Ligue 2 side AC Arles Avignon 1-0, and was an unused substitute on Saturday.

• Nicolas N'Koulou started in Montpellier after shaking off a knee problem suffered on duty with Cameroon.

• Rod Fanni has not played since breaking a toe at Arsenal FC on matchday four.

International duty
• Rémy scored the only goal as France beat the United States. Alou Diarra played 90 minutes of the Paris friendly; Steve Mandanda was an unused squad member. Rémy also started the 0-0 draw with Belgium four days later.

• André Ayew provided an assist in Ghana's 2-1 friendly victory over Gabon on 15 November.


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Avraam Papadopoulous will incur a suspension with his next yellow card.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 November: Olympiacos FC 1-1 Panathinaikos FC (Djebbour 48; Zeca 17)
Megyeri; Torossidis, Mellberg, Papadopoulos, Holebas; Makoun (Pantelić 75), Modesto, Orbaiz (Yeste 46); Fuster (Abdoun 85), Djebbour, Mirallas

• Francisco Yeste made his league debut as Olympiacos were held to a second successive home top-flight draw. The 2-2 draw with OFI Crete FC on 29 October ended the Piraeus side's run of 17 consecutive home league wins.

• Rafik Djebbour has scored six goals in Olympiacos's last six games in all competitions.

• Having made his first appearance of the season against Borussia Dortmund on matchday four, Balázs Megyeri retained his place as Olympiacos won 3-2 at Aris Thessaloniki FC on 5 November. Jean Makoun scored the decisive goal against Aris, his first for the club.

• For the first time in Super League history Olympiacos finished with a side made up entirely of non-Greek players when they kicked off their domestic campaign with a 2-1 win against Xanthi FC on 18 September.

• Olympiacos's opening two Super League matches were postponed after the teams they were scheduled to face, FC Kavala and Olympiacos Volou FC, were relegated to the fourth tier.

• Marko Pantelić has scored in ten games since joining in summer 2010; Olympiacos have won all of them.

Injury news
• Ariel Ibagaza and Ljubomir Fejsa missed the Panathinaikos game. Ibagaza went off with a sore knee against Aris and then developed a quadriceps problem in training last week; Fejsa strained his left foot in training on 10 November. The former has been ruled out of the Marseille game, although Fejsa will make the trip to France.

• Djamel Abdoun missed the Aris match with a back problem but returned to the reckoning against Panathinaikos. David Fuster (fractured rib, out since 15 October) and Yeste (left knee, 2 October) also made comebacks.

• Djebbour did not link up with Algeria during the international break because of a knee problem, but was also back in the fold on Saturday.

• Vassilis Torossidis, who returned after four weeks out with a rib injury on 5 November, sat out Greece's friendly against Romania last week with flu but started Saturday's Athens derby.

• Makoun went off on Saturday having damaged his left knee; subsequent scans revealed a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament of the left knee and he will be sidelined for six to eight weeks.

• Pablo Orbaiz picked up a groin problem on Saturday and is expected to be out for up to a fortnight.

• Tassos Papazoglou has undergone surgery on the right knee injury he sustained in training on 12 November.

International duty
• German-born José Holebas made his international debut for Greece on 11 November, in a 1-1 friendly draw against Russia that Papadopoulos and Torossidis also started. Four days later Papadopoulos and Giannis Maniatis played in a 3-1 defeat by Romania.

• Olof Mellberg (Denmark 2-0 Sweden, England 1-0 Sweden), Kevin Mirallas (Belgium 2-1 Romania, France 0-0 Belgium) and Makoun (Cameroon 3-1 Sudan, Morocco 1-1 Cameroon) were also in senior action.

Last updated: 21/11/11 12.50CET

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