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Arnautovic claims OM scalp for Twente

Published: Thursday 19 February 2009, 23.30CET
Olympique de Marseille 0-1 FC Twente
Marko Arnautovic's 22nd-minute strike earned Steve McClaren's charges a first-leg victory against an off-colour Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.
Arnautovic claims OM scalp for Twente
Marko Arnautovic wheels away after giving Twente the lead in Marseille ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MarseilleTwente

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
1
Corners4
 
5
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
6
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 February 2009, 23.30CET

Arnautovic claims OM scalp for Twente

Olympique de Marseille 0-1 FC Twente
Marko Arnautovic's 22nd-minute strike earned Steve McClaren's charges a first-leg victory against an off-colour Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.

Marko Arnautovic's strike earned FC Twente a first-leg victory against an off-colour Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.

Away hoodoo
The Austrian forward tapped in a cross from Blaise Nkufo from close range at the second attempt in the 22nd minute to end Twente's record of eight successive away defeats in UEFA competition and put them in the driving seat for qualification for the last 16.

League run
The visitors have been in superb form domestically, sitting second in the Eredivisie and unbeaten in 13 league matches, and they carried that confidence into the first half in Marseille. The initial sign of the Dutch side's potency came in the 16th minute when Kenneth Perez played in Arnautovic only for Steve Mandanda to keep out his 20-metre drive.

Niang chance
At the other end, Mamadou Niang drew a fine one-handed save from Twente goalkeeper Sander Boschker with a point-blank header but that was all the home side offered before the break. Instead, the Dutch outfit forced their way in front and Mandanda tipped a header from team-mate Vitorino Hilton over the bar to save the French team from falling further behind at the interval.

Post struck
Twente sat back after the restart, allowing OM to have more of the possession, and the tide turned slightly. Bakari Koné became more influential, forcing Boschker into a near-post save before wriggling free and firing a rising shot well over the bar. But that apart, Steve McClaren's men defended relatively comfortably and came close to adding to their lead when Nkufo headed firmly against the post from close range with ten minutes remaining.

Last updated: 20/02/09 10.21CET

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Lineups

marseille

Marseille

twente

Twente

30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
8
MearsTyrone Mears
Yellow Card90+1
8
StamRonnie Stam
15
ZubarRonald Zubar
19
DouglasDouglas
Yellow Card15
5
HiltonHilton
5
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
3
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
12
KaboréCharles Kaboré
Substitution31
6
BramaWout Brama
Yellow Card44
23
M'BamiModeste M'Bami
10
PerezKenneth Perez
Yellow Card60
Substitution90
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Yellow Card48
Substitution80
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
21
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Goal22
Substitution53
14
KonéBakari Koné
Yellow Card88
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo (C)
11
NiangMamadou Niang (C)
Substitution65
15
EliaEljero Elia
Yellow Card49
Substitution90+4

Substitutes

1
RiouRudy Riou (GK)
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
24
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
12
HeubachJeroen Heubach
Substitution90+4
2
CivelliRenato Civelli
14
RukavytsyaNikita Rukavytsya
10
ZendenBoudewijn Zenden
Substitution80
17
HersiYoussouf Hersi
19
CanaLorik Cana
23
GerritsenPatrick Gerritsen
20
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
Substitution31
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
Substitution90
17
SamassaMamadou Samassa
Substitution65
7
DenneboomRomano Denneboom
Substitution53

Coach

Erik Gerets (BEL) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vladislav Khodeev (RUS), Vitali Drozdov (RUS)

Fourth official

Igor Egorov (RUS)

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