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Deschamps toasts Marseille's change of fortune

Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 0.14CET
Didier Deschamps was relieved his side's luck took a turn for the better after a strong display against Borussia Dortmund gave them a second win from their opening two Group F matches.

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Match statistics

MarseilleDortmund

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners4
 
11
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)47
 
53

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:30 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 0.14CET

Deschamps toasts Marseille's change of fortune

Didier Deschamps was relieved his side's luck took a turn for the better after a strong display against Borussia Dortmund gave them a second win from their opening two Group F matches.

Didier Deschamps, Marseille coach
It's good to have so many points already. Now we have a double header against Arsenal, who would have been the group favourites after the draw was made. We're happy tonight because we beat a good team. We had some luck both in attack and defence. There are times when your opponents are unlucky. Maybe they hit a post or the goalkeeper prevents them from scoring. We had that luck on our side tonight. That hasn't always been the case so far this season.

We're happy tonight because we beat a good team. We had some luck both in attack and defence
Didier Deschamps
All of the goals we conceded were a surprise, but we've got only ourselves to blame
Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
Tomorrow morning nobody will care how this result ended up like it did. We put a lot into the game, but made a few mistakes. We had long spells of dominance during the match, especially at the beginning of the second half. All of the goals we conceded were a surprise, but we've got only ourselves to blame.

After we conceded the first goal we lost some of our organisation. We allowed them to counterattack more. Even though Marseille scored three goals, we had better chances than them. Mario Götze could easily have scored a few goals today and Mats Hummels made one mistake which we were punished for. Once they scored a third goal, it was all over for us.

Last updated: 27/11/12 11.23CET

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