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Marseille prevail on penalties

Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 0.53CET
Olympique de Marseille 0-0 KFC Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen (agg: 0-0, Marseille won 4-1 on pens) Samir Nasri scored the winning spot-kick.

Match statistics

MarseilleBeerschot

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
2
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 0.53CET

Marseille prevail on penalties

Olympique de Marseille 0-0 KFC Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen (agg: 0-0, Marseille won 4-1 on pens) Samir Nasri scored the winning spot-kick.

Olympique de Marseille beat Belgian outfit KFC Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen on penalties after 210 minutes of football without a goal in the UEFA Cup first-round tie. Marseille, finalists in 2004, could have secured a rather less nerve-racking passage to the group stage, but failed to convert a number of chances before eventually finding their range in the shoot-out.

Nasri winner
Striker Mamadou Niang had a night to forget in front of goal, his profligate finishing marring an otherwise dominant performance from the French side. But Marseille held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out, with Samir Nasri scoring the winning penalty after Sezer Öztürk and Dickson Agyeman had missed for the Belgian side.

Pressure soaked up
Germinal Beerschot more than matched their more illustrious opponents in the opening 20 minutes, comfortably soaking up anything Marseille threw at them. José Delfim had a long-range shot for the hosts on 23 minutes but Luciano had little problem saving the effort.

Marseille frustration
Niang went close when he picked the ball up in the Germinal Beerschot area, spun on his heels and fired a powerful strike that deflected for a corner. As the half wore on, the home fans became frustrated with their team's inability to unlock the visiting defence, and their anxiety translated onto the pitch as the players appeared increasingly jittery.

Niang misses
Marseille continued to struggle in the second half, enjoying the bulk of possession, but failing to create any clear-cut chances. The breakthrough finally seemed to have arrived when Niang was played through one-on-one, but he shot weakly straight at Luciano. The Senegalese forward had another chance to win it as the 90 minutes drew to a close, but again Luciano denied him.

Sucker punch
Substitute Öztürk nearly landed an extraordinary blow for the visitors in the last minute, but Cédric Carrasco bailed Marseille out with a fine save. Extra time presented few opportunities as both sides wearily resigned themselves to the nerve-shredding prospect of penalties, before the home side finally ended Germinal Beerschot's challenge.

Last updated: 30/09/05 0.26CET

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Lineups

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Marseille

beerschot

Beerschot

1
CarrassoCédric Carrasso (GK)
26
LucianoLuciano (GK)
2
André LuisAndré Luis
8
De WreeKris De Wree
6
DelfimJosé Delfim
Substitution92 ET
4
Van DoorenKurt Van Dooren
Yellow Card119 ET
8
OrumaWilson Oruma
Yellow Card29
17
CvitanovićMario Cvitanović (C)
10
KokeSergio Koke
5
P-J.MonteynePieter-Jan Monteyne
11
NiangMamadou Niang
16
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
Substitution64
12
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté (C)
25
AgyemanDickson Agyeman
17
MendozaAndrés Mendoza
Substitution46
12
De DeckerWim De Decker
Yellow Card70
22
NasriSamir Nasri
7
SnoeckxKarel Snoeckx
Substitution84
23
BeyeHabib Beye
27
GilGil
Substitution101 ET
27
Koji NakataKoji Nakata
Substitution46
23
N'diefiPius N'diefi

Substitutes

30
QuesnelYannick Quesnel (GK)
1
VerbistBram Verbist (GK)
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
Substitution46
3
OuonEdwin Ouon
4
Demetrius FerreiraDemetrius Ferreira
9
CavensJurgen Cavens
13
GiménezChristian Giménez
Substitution46
Yellow Card86
11
Sezer ÖztürkSezer Öztürk
Substitution64
14
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
13
ChimedzaCephas Chimedza
Substitution101 ET
19
CanaLorik Cana
Substitution92 ET
21
LoloIgor Lolo
Substitution84
21
CantareilAlaina Cantareil
24
CamaraMohamed Camara

Coach

Jozef Daerden (BEL)

Referee

Michael Weiner (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Kai Voss (GER)

Fourth official

Peter Gagelmann (GER)

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