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Balmont hits out at 'diver' Valbuena

November 26, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent
Lille's Florent Balmont accused Mathieu Valbuena of diving after being sent off as his side lost 1-0 to Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.

Balmont was adjudged to have brought down Valbuena - who set up Marseille's second-half winner, scored by Jordan Ayew - and prevented a goalscoring opportunity on the stroke of half-time.

But Balmont said France international Valbuena made the most of the challenge and claimed he had "killed the match by diving".

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