2012 Champions League Live: Marseille 1 v 0 Inter Milan

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The final whistle is blown. Share on

Great opportunity for Marseille.
90 +3Great opportunity for Marseille.
90 +3A. Ayew (Marseille) scores! The goal is there for Marseille! André Ayew sneaks in front of Cristian Chivu to turn in Mathieu Valbuena left-side corner and scores with the last attack of the game. Share on
90 +3Valbuena (Marseille) takes the corner.
Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
90 +3Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
90 +2Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
A. Ayew (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
90 +2A. Ayew (Marseille) has an effort on goal.
Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
89Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
Marseille have an attempt on goal.
89Marseille have an attempt on goal.
Valbuena (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
88Valbuena (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Samuel (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on J. Ayew (Marseille).
88Samuel (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on J. Ayew (Marseille).
A. Ayew (Marseille) misses the target.
87A. Ayew (Marseille) misses the target.
80Fanni (in) – Azpilicueta (out) (Marseille). Share on
A. Ayew (Marseille) misses the target.
79A. Ayew (Marseille) misses the target. That was Marseille’s best chance of the second half as the forward gets above his marker to meet Morgan Amalfitano’s cross but can’t direct on target.
Cambiasso (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Amalfitano (Marseille).
78Cambiasso (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Amalfitano (Marseille).
Chivu (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
75Chivu (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Diarra (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Forlán (Internazionale).
75Diarra (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Forlán (Internazionale).
Esteban Cambiasso played a lovely ball over the top for the substitute Joel Obi but excellent defence from César Azpilicueta cuts the ball out and clears the danger for the home side.
Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
74Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
Stanković (Internazionale) has an effort on goal.
74Stanković (Internazionale) has an effort on goal. That could have been the chance to steal the game for Inter as Diego Forlán flicks on Wesley Sneijder’s free-kick and it falls for the Serbian, but he does not connect cleanly on the volley and Steve Mandanda is able to gather to the relief of the home fans.
Sneijder (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
74Sneijder (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
74Diawara (Marseille) is shown a yellow card. Share on
Diawara (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Obi (Internazionale).
73Diawara (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Obi (Internazionale).

73 J. Ayew (in) – Brandão (out) (Marseille).

73J. Ayew (in) – Brandão (out) (Marseille). Share on
Stanković (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
73Stanković (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
As the match goes on there are fewer and fewer openings. It seems neither side wants to risk going into the second leg with a deficit to overcome.
Obi (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
73Obi (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
71Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Brandão (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Nagatomo (Internazionale).
71Brandão (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Nagatomo (Internazionale).
Morel (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
70Morel (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Cambiasso (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on A. Ayew (Marseille).
70Cambiasso (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on A. Ayew (Marseille).
Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
69Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Valbuena (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Zanetti (Internazionale).
69Valbuena (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Zanetti (Internazionale).
The chances are very slim on the ground at the moment. No side has the cutting edge to break through the opposing defence. There are 20 minutes remaining and it looks as though one goal could win this one.
N'Koulou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
68N’Koulou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Forlán (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on N'Koulou (Marseille).
68Forlán (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on N’Koulou (Marseille).
Azpilicueta (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
67Azpilicueta (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
67Chivu (Internazionale) is shown a yellow card. Share on
Chivu (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Amalfitano (Marseille).
67Chivu (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Amalfitano (Marseille).
Mandanda (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
65Mandanda (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
65Forlán (Internazionale) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
Sneijder (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.

65 Sneijder (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.

64Obi (in) – Zárate (out) (Internazionale). Share on
Morel (Marseille) misses the target.
63Morel (Marseille) misses the target.
Mauro Zárate (FC Internazionale Milano) & Jérémy Morel (Olympique de Marseille) Mauro Zárate (left) and Jérémy Morel.
Morel (Marseille) takes the free-kick.

60 Morel (Marseille) takes the free-kick.

60Zárate (Internazionale) is shown a yellow card. Share on
Zárate (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on A. Ayew (Marseille).
60Zárate (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on A. Ayew (Marseille).
58Stanković (Internazionale) is cautioned by the referee. Share on
Stanković (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Valbuena (Marseille).
58Stanković (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Valbuena (Marseille).
Diarra (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Sneijder (Internazionale).
57Diarra (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Sneijder (Internazionale).
Promising build up from Inter is brought to a swift halt as Mauro Zárate sends a poor ball into the box. Steady passing dragged the Marseille defence from flank to flank but just when the space was opening the Argentinian wasted possession.
Azpilicueta (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
55Azpilicueta (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
The game is opening up slightly now. It is still following a similar pattern with Marseille on the front foot and Inter hitting on the counter, but there seems to be more spaces opening up when teams are on the front foot.
Stanković (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Valbuena (Marseille).
55Stanković (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Valbuena (Marseille).
Yuto Nagatomo gets forward well on the right and plays the ball crossfield for Wesley Sneijder but a poor touch wastes an excellent position for Inter.
53Valbuena (Marseille) takes the corner.
Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
53Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
Diawara (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
51Diawara (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
51Forlán (Internazionale) is flagged for offside.
Amalfitano (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
50Amalfitano (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Samuel (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Brandão (Marseille).
50Samuel (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Brandão (Marseille).
Diawara (Marseille) misses the target.
49Diawara (Marseille) misses the target. Souleymane Diawara volleys wide from the edge of the area after a poor clearance as a corner causes chaos in the visiting defence.
Cheyrou (Marseille) has a shot blocked.
49Cheyrou (Marseille) has a shot blocked.
49Valbuena (Marseille) delivers the corner.
Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
49Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
Wesley Sneijder and Yuto Nagatomo combine down the right for Inter as the right-back crosses but Steve Mandanda gathers.
Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
48Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
Brandão (Marseille) has an attempt on goal.
48Brandão (Marseille) has an attempt on goal.

46 Nagatomo (in) – Maicon (out) (Internazionale). The Japanese defender is on for Maicon. The Brazilian didn’t have chance to haunt his old manager Didier Deschamps who he played under for two-years at Monaco.

The referee blows for half-time. Share on
Cheyrou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
44Cheyrou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Stanković (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Cheyrou (Marseille).
44Stanković (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Cheyrou (Marseille).
Azpilicueta (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
44Azpilicueta (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Chivu (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Amalfitano (Marseille).
44Chivu (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Amalfitano (Marseille).
Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
44Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
Internazionale have an attempt on goal.
44Internazionale have an attempt on goal. The Argentinian gets forward once again down the left flank and is found by Diego Forlán but the shot is straight at Steve Mandanda.
Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
42Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
42Júlio César (Internazionale) makes a save.
Cheyrou (Marseille) has an attempt on goal.
42Cheyrou (Marseille) has an attempt on goal.
The home side’s attacking is lacking the spark it had in the early stages. They are looking laboured and lacking in ideas as Inter get numbers behind the ball.
Samuel (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Brandão (Marseille).
41Samuel (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Brandão (Marseille). Wesley Sneijder gives away possession with a loose pass and Mathieu Valbuena plays in Brandão who is brought down. This is another shooting opportunity for Marseille.
40Chivu (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Valbuena (Marseille).
Valbuena (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Cambiasso (Internazionale).
40Valbuena (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Cambiasso (Internazionale).
Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
39Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
A. Ayew (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Zanetti (Internazionale).
38A. Ayew (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Zanetti (Internazionale).
Maicon (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
38Maicon (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Brandão (Marseille) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
38Brandão (Marseille) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
37Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
Zárate (Internazionale) has an effort on goal.
37Zárate (Internazionale) has an effort on goal.
Valbuena (Marseille) misses the target.
36Valbuena (Marseille) misses the target.
Diawara (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
34Diawara (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Sneijder (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
34Sneijder (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
The home side have launched 21 attacks compared to Inter’s ten but as yet have been unable to take advantage. They will need to as Inter, despite their lack of chances, do look dangerous when they get forward.
Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
33Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Valbuena (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Maicon (Internazionale).
33Valbuena (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Maicon (Internazionale).
Diarra (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
32Diarra (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Forlán (Internazionale) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
31Forlán (Internazionale) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
Diawara (Marseille) misses the target.
30Diawara (Marseille) misses the target. That chould have been the opener. Mathieu Valbuena curls an inswinging free-kick into the box where three Marseille players are free but the seem to get in each others way. Nicolas N’Koulou and Brandão both miss the ball and it is turned wide off the knee of Diawara who seemed to be put off by his team-mates.
Valbuena (Marseille) takes the free-kick.

30 Valbuena (Marseille) takes the free-kick.

29Zárate (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Valbuena (Marseille).
Mandanda (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
29Mandanda (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Cambiasso (Internazionale) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
28Cambiasso (Internazionale) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
Sneijder (Internazionale) has a shot blocked.
28Sneijder (Internazionale) has a shot blocked.
Marseille are looking more subdued than they were in the opening moments. Some energy has left their game and they are sitting deeper now, perhaps influenced by Inter showing they do carry a goal threat. It is turning into a intriguing tie.
Diarra (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Zárate (Internazionale).
27Diarra (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Zárate (Internazionale).
Good football from Inter, as Diego Forlán does well down the right to get the ball to Dejan Stanković who switches play to the left with a terrific ball to Esteban Cambiasso whose pull-back into the box is just cut out when heading for Mauro Zárate.
Diawara (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
26Diawara (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Zárate (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
26Zárate (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
Chivu (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
25Chivu (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Amalfitano (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Chivu (Internazionale).
25Amalfitano (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Chivu (Internazionale).
Diego Forlán almost latches on to a long ball forward but can make nothing of the opportunity as he finds himself isolated. There are large distances between Inter’s midfield and attack at the moment leaving the strikers lacking support.
Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
23Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Amalfitano (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Stanković (Internazionale).
23Amalfitano (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Stanković (Internazionale).

Inter build slowly in the home half for the first time but sluggish play in posession from Dejan Stanković gives up the ball and the play immediately switches back to the other end of the pitch.

Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
23Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Amalfitano (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Stanković (Internazionale).
23Amalfitano (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Stanković (Internazionale).
Inter build slowly in the home half for the first time but sluggish play in posession from Dejan Stanković gives up the ball and the play immediately switches back to the other end of the pitch.
Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
23Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
Forlán (Internazionale) has an effort on goal.
23Forlán (Internazionale) has an effort on goal.
Maicon (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
21Maicon (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
A. Ayew (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Maicon (Internazionale).
21A. Ayew (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Maicon (Internazionale).
Azpilicueta (Marseille) misses the target.
19Azpilicueta (Marseille) misses the target.
Morel (Marseille) misses the target.
18Morel (Marseille) misses the target.
Valbuena (Marseille) delivers the corner.
17Valbuena (Marseille) delivers the corner. Souleymane Diawara almost connects with the cross but Lúcio beats the Senegalese defender in the air.
Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
17Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
The game has reverted to it’s pattern before Diego Forlán’s excellent chance. Marseille with all the play, but Inter go close again, Javier Zanetti getting a cross in which Mauro Zárate beats Steve Mandanda but can only poke wide.
Cheyrou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
17Cheyrou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Lúcio (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Brandão (Marseille).
17Lúcio (Internazionale) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Brandão (Marseille).
Júlio César (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
16Júlio César (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Brandão (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Samuel (Internazionale).
15Brandão (Marseille) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Samuel (Internazionale).
That effort from Inter will serve as a warning for Marseille. They were looking comfortable and well on top but could have easily been behind. They will know now, if they didn’t before, that this Inter side cannot be taken lightly.
Valbuena (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
13Valbuena (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
Forlán (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Cheyrou (Marseille).
13Forlán (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Cheyrou (Marseille).
Sneijder (Internazionale) delivers the corner.
11Sneijder (Internazionale) delivers the corner.
Corner awarded to Sneijder (Internazionale).
11Corner awarded to Sneijder (Internazionale).
Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save.
11Mandanda (Marseille) makes a save. A brilliant save from Steve Mandanda keeps it level as Inter almost score with their first break. Esteban Cambiasso is released on the left and his first time ball into the box finds Forlán who volleys th ebouncing ball and is seemingly slipping under bar before the keeper’s intervention.
Big chance for Internazionale!
11Big chance for Internazionale!
Forlán (Internazionale) has an attempt on goal.
11Forlán (Internazionale) has an attempt on goal.
N'Koulou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
9N’Koulou (Marseille) takes the free-kick.
In the first ten minutes the home side have had 69% of possession. Inter having no chance to show what they can do going forward.
Forlán (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on N'Koulou (Marseille).
9Forlán (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on N’Koulou (Marseille).
Inter remain pegged back in their own half and have not been able to get any significant possession yet. Marseille are yet to make a clear cut chance but are looking lively with Mathieu Valbuena and André Ayew flanking Brandão.
Mauro Zárate has a chance to break for Inter but his touch is too strong as he enters the home half and Souleymane Diawara can tackle strongly to clear.
Cheyrou (Marseille) has a shot blocked.
5Cheyrou (Marseille) has a shot blocked. The midfielder fires a disapointing free-kick straight at the wall which remains strong. It has been a good start from the home side but the finishing needs to improve.
Zárate (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille).
4Zárate (Internazionale) is penalised for a foul on Azpilicueta (Marseille). Free-kick in a dangerous position 25 metres out. Benoît Cheyrou will take.
Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
4Corner awarded to Valbuena (Marseille).
Valbuena (Marseille) takes the corner.
4Valbuena (Marseille) takes the corner.
Cheyrou (Marseille) misses the target.
3Cheyrou (Marseille) misses the target. The first effort on goal is lashed in from 25 metres after rapid build up from the home side, but Lúcio does well to get a toe on to the shot to turn it behind.
Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
2Lúcio (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
Brandão (Marseille) is penalised for handball.
2Brandão (Marseille) is penalised for handball.
Júlio César (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
1Júlio César (Internazionale) takes the free-kick.
A. Ayew (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Maicon (Internazionale).
1A. Ayew (Marseille) is penalised for a foul on Maicon (Internazionale).

Inter Milan Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri (R) directs a training session on February 21, 2012 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match Marseille vs. Inter Milan. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)


“It’s not Ranieri v Deschamps, it’s Marseille v Inter,” said Olympique de Marseille coach Didier Deschamps as he prepares to meet FC Internazionale Milano’s Claudio Ranieri once more.

Victorious with AS Monaco FC against Claudio Ranieri’s Chelsea FC in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League semi-finals, Didier Deschamps does not expect a desire for revenge to come into play when Olympique de Marseille and FC Internazionale Milano meet in the first leg of their round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

Monaco won 5-3 on aggregate in the last four eight seasons ago before going on to lose the final against FC Porto. Ranieri, meanwhile, was relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge at the end of that campaign and has since enjoyed spells at Valencia CF, Parma FC, Juventus and AS Roma. He is now at the Inter helm and, despite having mixed success since his appointment last September, Deschamps insists the Nerazzurri are favourites.

“We’re not in the same category as them, but we still have a chance to qualify,” he said. “Inter are one of the seven or eight big European clubs whose objective is to be European champions. Our aim was to get to the last 16 in the winter, and then if we got further, we’d have exceeded our ambitions.”

What of Ranieri’s wish to avenge that reverse all those years ago? “I don’t think there’s such a thing as revenge in football,” he said. “There’s history – what happened, happened, and it went well for me, and less well for him – and now it’s a new chapter. I think from my side, and from his too, there’s lots of respect, but it’s not Ranieri v Deschamps. It’s really about Marseille against Inter.”

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