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Porto make Marseille pay

Published: Wednesday 22 October 2003, 23.14CET
Olympique de Marseille 2-3 FC Porto Goals from Maniche, Derlei and Dmitri Alenichev secure victory.

Match statistics

MarseillePorto

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target10
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners2
 
2
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed23
 
27
Yellow cards2
 
6
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 22 October 2003, 23.14CET

Porto make Marseille pay

Olympique de Marseille 2-3 FC Porto Goals from Maniche, Derlei and Dmitri Alenichev secure victory.

By Matthew Spiro at the Stade Vélodrome

FC Porto recorded their first win in this season's UEFA Champions League by defeating Olympique de Marseille 3-2 to move into a strong position in Group F.

Important win
The Portuguese champions recovered from a goal down to take all three points and are now a point above their opponents and in second place in the section behind Real Madrid CF. Porto now have four points from three matches ahead of the return meeting with Marseille in two weeks' time.

Attacking intentions
Porto coach José Mourinho signalled his intentions by picking an attacking lineup, with forwards César Peixoto and Marco Ferreira coming into the side having missed the home defeat by Madrid. But it was Marseille, with Brahim Hemdani restored to the side to bolster the midfield, who started on the front foot.

Drogba too high
Didier Drogba, fresh from his hat-trick against FK Partizan on Matchday 2, had the game's first shot after four minutes, latching on to a flick from Ahmed Hossam 'Mido' only to shoot over the top with his left foot from 20 metres. Porto goalkeeper Vítor Baía was called into action nine minutes later, plucking Steve Marlet's header out of the air after good work on the left wing by Mido.

Home side inspired
An electric atmosphere at the Stade Vélodrome seemed to inspire the home side, and Baía was forced to produce another save from Mido's close-range effort before Marseille broke the deadlock in the 24th minute. Marlet drifted in from the left wing and when his delicate through-ball picked out Drogba, the Ivory Coast international made no mistake, slipping a low shot past the on-rushing Baía into the corner.

First Porto chance
The goal brought the visitors out of their slumber, however, and they drew level with their first clear chance of the game in the 31st minute. Maniche exchanged passes with Derlei on the right side of the penalty area before firing an unstoppable low shot across Vedran Runje and inside the far post.

Derlei strikes
It got worse for Marseille four minutes later, as Porto took the lead. Marco Ferreira's pass found the lively Derlei in space outside the penalty area, and the Porto striker jinked inside his marker before striking a clinical left-footed shot into the bottom right corner from 20 metres.

Marseille push forward
The game became more stretched after the break as Marseille committed numbers forward in search of an equaliser. Five minutes in, Sébastien Pérez's deep right-wing cross was headed back across goal by Marlet but Drogba missed his attempted flick and Baía was able to make a simple claim.

Timely intervention
The more Marseille pressed forward the more space they left for Porto to exploit on the counterattack and Daniel Van Buyten had to make a timely intervention to prevent Peixoto from going clean through in the 58th minute.

Porto pressing
With Porto full-backs Nuno Valente and Paulo Ferreira denying wingers Marlet and Camel Meriem any space, the supply line to the Marseille strikers was largely cut off. The home side's coach, Alain Perrin, therefore attempted to change the pattern of the game midway through the second half, introducing Czech midfield player Stepan Vachousek and Russian striker Dmitri Sytchev.

Substitute strikes
Sytchev's direct running gave Marseille more purpose but it was a Porto substitute who decided the game, Dmitri Alenichev turning in Deco's cross nine minutes from time.

Late scare
The goal seemed to have ended Marseille's challenge, although Perrin's side reduced the deficit almost immediately as Marlet headed in Meriem's free-kick.

Last updated: 23/10/03 10.51CET

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Lineups

marseille

Marseille

porto

Porto

1
RunjeVedran Runje (GK)
99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
4
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
2
Jorge CostaJorge Costa (C)
Yellow Card15
6
HemdaniBrahim Hemdani
4
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
Yellow Card86
8
PérezSébastien Pérez
Substitution66
6
CostinhaCostinha
Yellow Card22
9
MidoMido
Yellow Card39
Substitution67
8
Nuno ValenteNuno Valente
11
DrogbaDidier Drogba
Yellow Card12
Goal24
10
DecoDeco
Yellow Card64
12
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
11
DerleiDerlei
Goal35
Substitution88
18
MeriemCamel Meriem
16
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
Substitution65
20
MarletSteve Marlet
Goal84
18
ManicheManiche
Goal31
Yellow Card89
21
EckerJohnny Ecker
20
Marco FerreiraMarco Ferreira
Substitution73
29
CelestiniFabio Celestini (C)
22
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira

Substitutes

30
GavanonJérémy Gavanon (GK)
13
NunoNuno (GK)
7
N'DiayeSylvain N'Diaye
3
Pedro EmanuelPedro Emanuel
14
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Substitution67
9
JankauskasEdgaras Jankauskas
Substitution88
15
JohansenPascal Johansen
15
AlenichevDmitri Alenichev
Substitution73
Goal81
22
SychevDmitri Sychev
Substitution66
17
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
Substitution65
23
BeyeHabib Beye
25
R. FernandesRicardo Fernandes
25
LaurentiFabien Laurenti
77
McCarthyBenni McCarthy

Coach

Mikael Nilsson (SWE) José Mourinho (POR)

Referee

Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

Assistant referees

Simeon Tsolakidis (GRE), Panos Mavropoulos (GRE)

Fourth official

Ioannis Spiropoulos (GRE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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