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Marseille merciless in Lions' den

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.50CET
FC København 1-3 Olympique de Marseille
Mamadou Niang, Hatem Ben Arfa and Charles Kaboré made full use of meagre chances in Denmark to take a giant step toward the last 16.
Marseille merciless in Lions' den
Mamadou Niang broke the deadlock for Marseille ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KøbenhavnMarseille

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target9
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides8
 
7
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.50CET

Marseille merciless in Lions' den

FC København 1-3 Olympique de Marseille
Mamadou Niang, Hatem Ben Arfa and Charles Kaboré made full use of meagre chances in Denmark to take a giant step toward the last 16.

Olympique de Marseille hit FC København with a devastating three-goal salvo at the Parken Stadium, with efforts from Mamadou Niang, Hatem Ben Arfa and Charles Kaboré handing them a 3-1 win in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 opener.

After 72 minutes of committed if hardly engaging football, Marseille suddenly came to life through Niang's opener. The goalscorer was penalised for handball just six minutes later, allowing Jesper Grønkjær to level from the spot, but OM were in hungry mood and Ben Arfa put them back in front before Kaboré secured a healthy advantage at the halfway point in the tie.

It could all have been different had København been as clinical with the two chances they carved out before Niang struck. The first meaningful action of the first half saw Dame N'Doye's nudge draw a tremendous save from Steve Mandanda after Grønkjær's cross had picked out the Senegalese striker. The dogged N'Doye also blazed wide three minutes into the second half after Atiba Hutchinson had deftly back-heeled the ball into his path, just as København shaped to overwhelm their opponents in the second period.

They were left regretting those misses with 18 minutes remaining, when Bakari Koné patiently waited for the oncoming Niang before darting a ball into the box for the 30-year-old to control and dispatch past Johan Wiland, whose handling had been tidy up to that point.

Grønkjær struck back by sliding his spot-kick low and just beyond Mandanda, yet Ben Arfa promptly fired the visitors ahead again, darting up to the touchline and cutting in a ball from the left which whizzed into the net without the need of a contribution from Kaboré on the goal line. Kaboré was to have his moment in the 90th minute, however, Lucho teeing him up courtesy of a luxurious chip over the København defence that enabled the 22-year-old to beat the blameless Wiland.

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Lineups

københavn

København

marseille

Marseille

21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK)
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard (C)
Yellow Card63
Substitution75
6
CisséÉdouard Cissé
8
KvistWilliam Kvist
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
Substitution73
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Goal79
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
11
NiangMamadou Niang (C)
Goal72
Yellow Card79
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
14
KonéBakari Koné
Substitution81
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
17
MbiaStéphane Mbia
Yellow Card81
17
WendtOscar Wendt
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
Yellow Card23
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
24
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
25
M. JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Substitution63

Substitutes

1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
40
Elinton AndradeElinton Andrade (GK)
7
AíltonAílton
5
HiltonHilton
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution75
10
Ben ArfaHatem Ben Arfa
Substitution63
Goal84
12
LarssonPeter Larsson
12
KaboréCharles Kaboré
Substitution81
Goal90
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
18
AbrielFabrice Abriel
Substitution73
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
23
MorientesFernando Morientes
28
ÖzdoganSaban Özdogan
27
M'BowPape M'Bow

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Enrique Andres Samper (ESP)

Fourth official

Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

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