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Gignac leads the way for majestic Marseille

Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.30CET
MŠK Žilina 0-7 Olympique de Marseille
André-Pierre Gignac scored three goals and Lucho González two as the visitors recorded the biggest UEFA Champions League away victory.
by Peter Murphy
from Štadión MŠK Žilina

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ŽilinaMarseille

Goals scored0
7
Attempts on target0
12
Attempts off target8
 
7
Corners7
 
10
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
5
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.30CET

Gignac leads the way for majestic Marseille

MŠK Žilina 0-7 Olympique de Marseille
André-Pierre Gignac scored three goals and Lucho González two as the visitors recorded the biggest UEFA Champions League away victory.

A hat-trick from André-Pierre Gignac helped Olympique de Marseille set a new record UEFA Champions League away win as MŠK Žilina were swept away in Group F.

Marseille had won only two of their last nine away games in the tournament but had few problems against the Slovakian champions. Gignac struck twice in the first 21 minutes to give OM an ideal start, Gabriel Heinze and Loïc Rémy adding further goals before half-time to effectively settle the contest.

Gignac completed his hat-trick after the break and a Lucho González double rounded off the scoring as Marseille – for whom this was their biggest away win in Europe – became the first team to score more than six goals on the road in the competition.

Didier Deschamps' team had picked up their first Group F points in the reverse fixture two weeks ago and bristled with intent from the start. In the opening minutes Benoît Cheyrou whipped a dangerous effort across the goalmouth while Mathieu Valbuena volleyed a warning shot fractionally too high. The hosts were struggling to keep possession as the pressure mounted.

Souleymane Diawara's winner on Matchday 3 was Marseille's first goal of the group stage and their second took only 12 minutes to arrive, Cheyrou supplying a free-kick that Gignac acrobatically deflected beyond Martin Dúbravka. Nine minutes later it was two, Charles Kaboré given the time to thread a pass for Gignac to skip past Ondřej Šourek's challenge and slot in.

Three minutes later Heinze rose unmarked at the near post to loop a header from Cheyrou's corner over the helpless Dúbravka. Rémy then pounced on another defensive lapse only to slice wide but swiftly made amends, meeting Cheyrou's cross on the half-volley to give Marseille a four-goal cushion at the break.

The visitors continued the onslaught after the restart, Mathieu Valbuena breaking down the left and lifting a cross to the far post for Lucho to nod in within seven minutes. Gignac swiftly headed his third and Marseille's sixth – only Manchester United FC, at Brøndby IF in 1998/99, have previously scored as many in a UEFA Champions League away match – from César Azpilicueta's cross.

The seventh was not long coming, Lucho exchanging passes with Rémy and shooting beyond the exposed Dúbravka. Žilina rallied in the closing stages, and Tomáš Majtán fired a shot beyond Steve Mandanda only for the crossbar to deny the substitute. It summed up the evening for the home side, who cannot qualify for the last 16 after four straight defeats.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.45CET

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Quotes

  • Pavel Hapal

    Read more"I expected a tough game but nothing this one-sided; nothing like this"

  • Didier Deschamps

    Read more"Now we need to win in Moscow and finish what we started tonight in Zilina"

Lineups

žilina

Žilina

marseille

Marseille

30
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK) (C)
2
AngelovičStanislav Angelovič
2
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
3
PečalkaMário Pečalka
Yellow Card45
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González
Goal52
Goal63
12
JežRóbert Jež (C)
10
GignacAndré-Pierre Gignac
Goal12
Goal21
Goal54
Substitution72
14
OravecTomáš Oravec
11
RémyLoïc Rémy
Goal36
18
M. CeesayMomodou Ceesay
Substitution78
12
KaboréCharles Kaboré
23
ŠourekOndřej Šourek
17
MbiaStéphane Mbia
28
BelloBabatounde Bello
19
HeinzeGabriel Heinze
Goal24
Substitution62
37
VittorSergio Vittor
Substitution34
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
44
VladavićAdmir Vladavić
Substitution60
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Substitution62

Substitutes

22
KrnáčMartin Krnáč (GK)
16
Elinton AndradeElinton Andrade (GK)
5
GuldanĽubomír Guldan
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
Substitution62
9
RilkeEmil Rilke
9
BrandãoBrandão
Substitution72
10
MajtánTomáš Majtán
Substitution78
14
N'DiayeLeyti N'Diaye
15
PiačekJozef Piaček
15
J. AyewJordan Ayew
27
ZošákŠtefan Zošák
Substitution34
18
AbrielFabrice Abriel
42
GergelRoman Gergel
Substitution60
20
A. AyewAndré Ayew
Substitution62

Coach

Pavel Hapal (CZE) Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)

Fourth official

Johan Hamlin (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Jonas Eriksson (SWE), Magnus Ahlsèn (SWE)

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