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M'Bami hits the spot for Marseille

Published: Friday 27 February 2009, 0.15CET
FC Twente 0-1 Olympique de Marseille (agg: 1-1, OM win 7-6 on pens)
Erik Gerets's side held their nerve in the Netherlands as Modeste M'Bami converted the 16th penalty of a tense shoot-out to book a last-16 berth.
M'Bami hits the spot for Marseille
Marseille's players celebrate a successful spot-kick from their place on the halfway line ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TwenteMarseille

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners6
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed22
 
23
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 27 February 2009, 0.15CET

M'Bami hits the spot for Marseille

FC Twente 0-1 Olympique de Marseille (agg: 1-1, OM win 7-6 on pens)
Erik Gerets's side held their nerve in the Netherlands as Modeste M'Bami converted the 16th penalty of a tense shoot-out to book a last-16 berth.

Olympique de Marseille reached the UEFA Cup Round of 16 after levelling their tie with a narrow away victory against FC Twente on the night and then holding their nerve in the subsequent penalty shoot-out.

First-leg deficit
The French side had come out second best in the first leg as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat but they approached the return in Enschede with real tenacity. The tactic paid off when striker Hatem Ben Arfa made it 1-1 on aggregate in the 24th minute but when neither team found a winner, it took 16 penalties to settle the contest, Modeste M'Bami converting the decisive spot-kick.

Ben Arfa pounces
Marseille took the game to their Dutch hosts right from the start with Ben Arfa getting forward whenever possible and forcing a save from Sander Boschker in the third minute. Their determination was rewarded when Ben Arfa fired an excellent left-footed shot beyond Boschker to give Marseille the early goal they craved. Marko Arnautovic headed straight at Steve Mandanda at the other end as Twente were shocked into action.

Spot-on M'Bami
Mandanda had to make a more urgent save ten minutes into the second period when Arnautovic again shot at goal, with the Marseille keeper stretching to force it wide. Twente's best effort, however, was Cheik Tioté's right-footed strike from the edge of the area which required a brilliant save. The match moved into extra time and became a more scrappy encounter, home substitute Youssouf Hersi coming closest to a clincher when he hit the post on 117 minutes. In the shoot-out Blaise Nkufo missed Twente's first attempt, then Karim Ziani squandered a chance to win it when he failed with Marseille's fifth; but after M'Bami tucked away Marseille's seventh successful conversion in sudden death, Slobodan Rajković missed for Twente and OM were through.

Last updated: 27/02/09 13.20CET

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Lineups

twente

Twente

marseille

Marseille

1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK)
8
StamRonnie Stam
Substitution116 ET
24
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
5
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
2
CivelliRenato Civelli
Yellow Card68
19
DouglasDouglas
5
HiltonHilton
Substitution31
3
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
Yellow Card106 ET
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
6
BramaWout Brama
Substitution79
6
ZianiKarim Ziani
Yellow Card52
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Yellow Card67
19
CanaLorik Cana (C)
Substitution92 ET
10
PerezKenneth Perez
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
21
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Yellow Card42
20
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
Goal24
Yellow Card89
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo (C)
11
NiangMamadou Niang
7
DenneboomRomano Denneboom
Substitution112 ET
17
SamassaMamadou Samassa
Yellow Card44
Substitution97 ET

Substitutes

13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
1
RiouRudy Riou (GK)
12
HeubachJeroen Heubach
8
MearsTyrone Mears
22
WellenbergNiels Wellenberg
Substitution116 ET
15
ZubarRonald Zubar
Substitution31
Yellow Card42
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
Substitution79
10
ZendenBoudewijn Zenden
14
RukavytsyaNikita Rukavytsya
23
M'BamiModeste M'Bami
Substitution92 ET
17
HersiYoussouf Hersi
Substitution112 ET
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
23
GerritsenPatrick Gerritsen
14
KonéBakari Koné
Substitution97 ET
Yellow Card114 ET

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Erik Gerets (BEL)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shmuel Shteif (ISR), Danny Krasikow (ISR)

Fourth official

Eytan Tabrezashi (ISR)

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