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Cheyrou chips in to down Brann

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2008, 23.30CET
SK Brann 0-1 Olympique de Marseille
Benoít Cheyrou's back-heel five minutes before half-time in Norway makes Marseille firm favourites to advance.
by Eivind Aarre

Match statistics

BrannMarseille

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2008, 23.30CET

Cheyrou chips in to down Brann

SK Brann 0-1 Olympique de Marseille
Benoít Cheyrou's back-heel five minutes before half-time in Norway makes Marseille firm favourites to advance.

Benoít Cheyrou's back-heel five minutes before half-time has made Olympique de Marseille firm favourites to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Deft finish
Cheyrou's touch from a right-wing Hatem Ben Arfa cross was just reward for a Marseille performance that would have yielded further goals were it not for some wayward finishing from the Ligue 1 outfit. SK Brann struggled to fashion any opportunities of note, but though it was not until the 68th minute that visiting goalkeeper Steve Mandanda was given cause for concern, Petter Vaagan Moen almost made OM rue their failure to cement their lead late on.

Ben Arfa role
Brann had been surprised by the decision of Marseille's Belgian coach Erik Gerets to field Ben Arfa – a summer signing from Olympique Lyonnais – on the right, a deployment which caused midfielder Erik Huseklepp to play largely on the defensive. And it was Ben Arfa who provided the assist for the only goal of the game just before the break, while Cheyrou, Ben Arfa and Mamadou Niang all missed chances to increase Marseille's advantage.    

Free-kick chances
Brann's first chance came from a Birkir Sævarsson cross which Azar Karadas directed at Mandanda, and the striker headed over the crossbar four minutes from time as the hosts desperately sought something to take to France in two weeks' time. Gerets had introduced Djibril Cissé for the closing stages and the French striker nearly doubled the lead when his free-kick went narrowly wide after taking a deflection off Karadas. Another substitute, set-piece specialist Vaagan Moen, then caused Marseille hearts to skip a beat when his free-kick from just outside the penalty area in added time struck the bar and bounced over.

Last updated: 13/08/08 23.26CET

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Lineups

brann

Brann

marseille

Marseille

12
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK)
2
B. SævarssonBirkir Sævarsson
Substitution71
24
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
3
DahlBjørn Dahl
15
ZubarRonald Zubar
18
BjarnasonÓlafur Örn Bjarnason
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
21
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
5
HiltonHilton
15
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
Goal40
7
El-FakiriHassan El-Fakiri
19
CanaLorik Cana (C)
Yellow Card37
Substitution47
17
BakkeEirik Bakke (C)
Substitution54
23
M'BamiModeste M'Bami
13
HusekleppErik Huseklepp
14
KonéBakari Koné
Substitution87
10
Demba-NyrénNjogu Demba-Nyrén
Substitution76
20
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
6
KaradasAzar Karadas
11
NiangMamadou Niang
Yellow Card18
Substitution79

Substitutes

1
ThorbjørnsenJohan Thorbjørnsen (GK)
1
RiouRudy Riou
4
GuntveitCato Guntveit
10
ZendenBoudewijn Zenden
8
Gylfi EinarssonGylfi Einarsson
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
Substitution79
77
WintersRobbie Winters
Substitution76
6
ZianiKarim Ziani
14
JaitehTijan Jaiteh
Substitution54
Yellow Card84
22
ErbateElamin Erbate
11
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
Substitution71
12
KaboréCharles Kaboré
Substitution47
28
Ar. BjörnssonÁrmann Björnsson
18
GrandinElliot Grandin
Substitution87

Coach

Mons Ivar Mjelde (NOR) Erik Gerets (BEL)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Aurel Oniţă (ROU), Marcel Savaniu (ROU)

Fourth official

Dumitru Aurelian Bogaciu (ROU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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