Match statistics

MarseilleArsenal

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)48
 
52
Total attempts16
 
10
on target9
 
7
off target7
 
3
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
9
Passes551
 
606
completed420
 
464

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A fantastic win for Arsenal who can be very pleased with the three points. They were tested throughout by a Marseille side who were very impressive, but Theo Walcott set the Premier League outfit on their way before Aaron Ramsey sealed the victory. The French side did get the goal their performance deserved, when Jordan Ayew converted a penalty, but it was nothing more than a consolation.
  • Goal
    90+3
    J. Ayew (Marseille) scores from the penalty spot.
    His older brother won the penalty and the 22-year-old completed the job from the spot. Surely it is too late, too late though.
  • 90+2
    A. Ayew (Marseille) was fouled in the penalty area by Ramsey (Arsenal)
    An initial heavy touch from the Welsh international allows the quick attacker to nick the ball off him and he brings him down, as he tries to rescue possession back.
  • 90+1
    Özil (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Ayew (Marseille).
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Miyaichi (in) - Flamini (out) (Arsenal)
    The pacey 20-year-old comes on to make his UEFA Champions League debut.
  • Substitution
    90
    Khalifa (in) - Valbuena (out) (Marseille)
  • 84
    A. Ayew (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Özil (Arsenal).
  • Goal
    83
    Ramsey (Arsenal) scores!
    The man in form may have just won the game for his team. Most of the Welshman's work has been in a defensive sense so far, but he managed to get forward and create some space on the edge of the area here, before unleashing a right-footed shot beyond Steve Mandanda and into the back of the net.
  • 83
    Özil (Arsenal) misses the target.
    It is the German international's first shot of the night, as he wriggles into some space inside the Marseille area, but he drags his shot, from a tight-angle, just wide of Steve Mandanda's far post.
  • 81
    Valbuena (Marseille) misses the target.
    This time the play-maker does manage to get a shot away from inside the box after he was found by André Ayew, but he drags his shot wide.
  • Substitution
    80
    Thauvin (in) - Imbula (out) (Marseille)
  • Substitution
    78
    Monreal (in) - Walcott (out) (Arsenal)
  • 78
    Giroud (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 77
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
    Mathieu Valbuena again calls Arsenal's goalkeeper into action, but most his shots have been from long-range and the 23-year-old is able to clutch the Frenchman's stinging drive from 25 metres to his chest.
  • 76
    Valbuena (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 75
    Romao (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Flamini (Arsenal).
  • 75
    Mendes (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Giroud (Arsenal).
  • 73
    Valbuena (Marseille) misses the target.
    The diminutive attacking midfielder may be small in height, but he has been the host's biggest threat tonight and again he goes close after creating space on the edge of the area, but his right-footed effort flies over the crossbar.
  • Substitution
    73
    J. Ayew (in) - Payet (out) (Marseille)
  • 72
    Giroud (Arsenal) misses the target.
    That is a chance for the Frenchman to extend Arsenal's advantage. He got up well to meet Theo Walcott's corner, but could not direct his headed effort on target.
  • 72
    Walcott (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 69
    Valbuena (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Koscielny (Arsenal).
  • 68
    Mendes (Marseille) misses the target.
  • 68
    Payet (Marseille) delivers the corner.
  • 68
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
    It is an ambitious, but credible effort from Dimitri Payet, who tests the Arsenal no. 1 from 35 metres out, but the goalkeeper is equal to the shot and turns the ball behind for a corner.
  • 68
    Payet (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 67
    Fanni (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gibbs (Arsenal).
  • Goal
    65
    Walcott (Arsenal) scores!
    The goal comes against the run of play, but the England international has looked a perpetual threat tonight and he does brilliantly to power home Kieran Gibbs' cross after Jérémy Morel's attempted clearance came into his path.
  • 63
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
    The French side are looking the more likely scorers now and the 23-year-old is becoming over-worked. This time he is called into action to stop Giannelli Imbula's long-range effort.
  • 63
    Imbula (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 62
    Wilshere (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Ayew (Marseille).
  • 62
    Mertesacker (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 62
    Valbuena (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 60
    Payet (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 59
    Romao (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ramsey (Arsenal).
  • 59
    Walcott (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 58
    Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
  • 58
    Wilshere (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    The game is opening up and Arsenal nearly take full advantage on the counter. Bacary Sagna picks out the English midfielder with a perfectly weighted cross, but the 21-year-old cannot convert his left-footed shot and is denied by Steve Mandanda, at his near post.
  • 56
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
    It is a fine strike from the winger, who forces the Polish goalkeeper into his best save of the match, driving a volley from the edge of the area on target.
  • 56
    Payet (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 56
    Giroud (Arsenal) fouls.
  • Yellow Card
    54
    Ramsey (Arsenal) is booked.
  • 54
    Ramsey (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Ayew (Marseille).
  • 54
    Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
    Acrobatic, but brilliant from the stopper. He denies Kieran Gibbs what would have been a lovely goal. The full-back played the ball into Olivier Giroud, who skilfully flicked it back into his path, but he couldn't quite generate enough power with his close-range toe-poke to beat the Marseille goalkeeper.
  • 54
    Gibbs (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 52
    Mendes (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Giroud (Arsenal).
  • 50
    Özil (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 49
    Koscielny (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gignac (Marseille).
  • 48
    Gignac (Marseille) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 47
    Fanni (Marseille) misses the target.
    Alaixys Romao and Mathieu Valbuena link-up really well on the right-hand side and the former finds the right-back free in the area, but his shot goes wide of the target. It was a fantastic chance to open the scoring. A bright start to this second period from Marseille.
  • 46
    Valbuena (Marseille) delivers the corner.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    We are back underway in France and Marseille will be looking for a similar style of performance as the showed during the opening 45 minutes, albeit with a bit more cutting edge. Arsenal, on the other hand, will been keen to improve in an attacking sense.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    It has been a very entertaining first period at the Stade Vélodrome, although chances have been at a premium. André Ayew had the best of them, but he could not direct his close-range header goalwards. The French side will be very encouraged by their display so far, though.
  • 44
    Giroud (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Ayew (Marseille).
  • 43
    Ramsey (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Payet (Marseille).
  • Yellow Card
    41
    N'Koulou (Marseille) is booked.
    The Cameroonian goes into the book for a tackle from behind on Olivier Giroud.
  • 41
    N'Koulou (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Giroud (Arsenal).
  • 40
    Gignac (Marseille) misses the target.
    The centre-forward gets on the end of a front-post corner from Dimitri Payet, but his header goes just over the crossbar.
  • 40
    Payet (Marseille) delivers the corner.
  • 39
    Payet (Marseille) delivers the corner.
  • 37
    Valbuena (Marseille) fouls.
  • 35
    Ramsey (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    The Welshman has an effort from range, but it is blocked by a Marseille defender. The French side have applied pressure very well when Arsenal have got into dangerous positions.
  • 35
    Imbula (Marseille) makes a save.
  • 33
    Valbuena (Marseille) delivers the corner.
  • 29
    A. Ayew (Marseille) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sagna (Arsenal).
  • 27
    Gignac (Marseille) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 26
    Mertesacker (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 26
    Özil (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 23
    Gignac (Marseille) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 21
    A. Ayew (Marseille) misses the target.
  • 21
    Valbuena (Marseille) delivers the corner.
  • 19
    Valbuena (Marseille) misses the target.
    André Ayew shows good pace to get away from his marker, before squaring the ball to the play-maker, but the no. 28 cannot direct his shot, from just outside the area, on target.
  • 17
    Gibbs (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Payet (Marseille).
  • 16
    Payet (Marseille) takes the corner.
    The first corner of the match does not cause Arsenal too many problems and they are able to clear the ball away to safety fairly easily.
  • 8
    Gignac (Marseille) is flagged for offside.
  • 7
    Walcott (Arsenal) is flagged for offside.
  • 6
    Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
    Theo Walcott showcases his pace when Aaron Ramsey picks him out with a long, diagonal pass but, under pressure from Jérémy Morel, his shot is well saved.
  • 6
    Walcott (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 3
    N'Koulou (Marseille) makes a save.
  • 3
    Walcott (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    It's an open game already as both teams pour forward in numbers. Mesut Özil was able to make space in the box and pick out Theo Walcott, but the jet-heeled attacker's header was well blocked.
  • 3
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
    The Polish stopper has been called in action for the second time in the early moments. This time it is Mathieu Valbuena who tests him with a long-range effort, but he held the ball well.
  • 3
    Valbuena (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • 2
    Szczęsny (Arsenal) makes a save.
    The first chance of the match is well constructed by the Ligue 1 outfit. André-Pierre Gignac flicks his shot on target, but Wojciech Szczęsny made a comfortable enough save.
  • 2
    Gignac (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Marseille kick off, as both teams look to get their UEFA Champions League campaigns off to winning starts. Arsenal are unbeaten in nine visits to France though, so OM will need to make history if they are to beat the visitors.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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