|Too light to frighten Marseille|
|Published at : Wednesday, 07 April 2010 | match | © fcsochaux.fr | SS|
|FCSM weren’t able to upset Marseille as the home side cruised to a win after an early lead. Olympique Marseille are new leaders in Ligue 1 after tonight. Both teams meet again next Wednesday, this time in Franche-Comté.
light to frighten Marseille
Stade Vélodrome | Referee Monsieur BRÉ | Attendance about 30.000
After two goalless draws obtained away at RC Lens and OGC Nice, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard play tonight their fifth away game in a row. FCSM travelled to Marseille's Stade Vélodrome to face one of the most notorious teams in France: Olympique de Marseille. Where FCSM is almost certain to play also next season in Ligue 1, Marseille can be top of the league if they beat FCSM this evening. The Jaune and Bleu meet Marseille twice during a kind of European week there home and away games will be played into one week time. Both matches have been postponed at an earlier stage this season.
Large domination of Marseille, two goals
down at half time
Marseille can't count tonight on Ligue 1 top scorer Mamadou Niang but still are able to align a top team with Lucho Gonzalez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Brandão up front. The Sochaliens will face them again with Matthieu Dreyer instead of Teddy Richert between the posts and also without Stéphane Dalmat, Vaclav Sverkos and Brown Ideye. The Nigerian striker wasn't yet under contract at FCSM when the game was initially scheduled, on Match day 14 to be played on November 21th, 2009. Therefore Edouard Butin will start in the first eleven, just like Yassin Mikari, back from a one match suspension. The Sochaliens start well while the rain falls down but it's Marseille that take the lead after nine minutes. An all Argentinean made goal as Lucho Gonzalez sends in the corner and Gabriel Heinze heads home from close range. Five minutes later Matthieu Dreyer saves his team before more harm can be done. Brandão is on his way to score OM's second but Dreyer comes out of his goals just in time to deny with one hand the Brazilian to put in a second goal. Marseille is lucky to enlarge their domination when the referee indicates to the spot-kick as Mikari fouls Bonnart but only outside the penalty box. Nevertheless Hatem Ben Arfa doesn't fail to convert the penalty as the ball slides just under Dreyer. Marvin Martin tries to change the score with a first attempt on goal. The home side is far much more dangerous as Brandão finds Dreyer on his way. It's clear that Olympique Marseille, who won the League Cup, their first trophy in seventeen years, are keen to take the leadership in Ligue 1 tonight.
No more extra damage…until the last minute
Francis Gillot brings Sloan Privat and Boukary Dramé instead of Marvin Martin and Ryad Boudebouz at the restart. Dramé tests directly Mandanda as he fires a missile from about 25 metres on target. The goalie struggles to box the leather out of his cage. Although it isn't a violent game, the referee shows four yellow cards in ten minutes, two at both sides. FCSM try with some nice combinations to reduce the score but they only get some corners. A deflected shot by Butin ends, out of reach of Mandanda, on the bar. With a quarter of an hour left Rafael Dias, nineteen years of age and a product of FCSM's Youth system, makes his debut in Ligue 1. Dreyer produces a new fine save as he's well placed to frustrate Taiwo's effort. The Sochaliens resist well but can't avoid that Koné escapes and chips in a third goal in the additional time.
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