Europa League

October 4, 2012

Full-time

Marseille

5 - 1

AEL

Group C

19:05 +00:00, October 4, 2012

Stade Velodrome, France

Referee: Tony Asumaa

Marseille rout minnows Limassol

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Loic Remy scored twice as Marseille returned to form in fine style with a emphatic win over Cypriot opponents AEL Limassol in their Europa League Group C clash at the Stade Velodrome.

The Ligue 1 leaders headed into the game reeling from their first loss in 13 matches on Sunday, when they crashed 4-1 at domestic rivals Valenciennes.

And Elie Baup's men were braced for further embarrassment when Edwin Ouon put the visitors in front after 22 minutes - only for an emphatic second half display to secured Marseille's big win.

Rod Fanni equalised three minutes before the break, before Lucas Mendes, Andre Gignac and Remy's brace secured the win.

Nicolas N'Koulou had headed an early chance over the bar for the home side while Remy and Fanni also missed the target in what had all the makings of a one-sided affair.

But AEL stunned the hosts by taking a 21st minute lead when Ouon met Jorge Monteiro's corner and fired a rising shot past Steve Mandanda from 12 yards.

Marseille took some time to respond, with Aderito Dede coming close to adding a second for AEL, but the equaliser arrived in the 42nd minute when Fanni headed home after Mendes flicked on a Joey Barton corner.

Marseille dominated the second period and went ahead in the 61st minute after Mendes headed home a corner from Mathieu Valbuena.

Remy headed Marseille's third on 75 minutes from a Jordan Ayew cross, and Gignac almost made it four four minutes from time when his curler from the edge of the box struck the post.

Gignac did get on the scoresheet in the last minute when he shot low past Matias Degra from a Remy cross, and in injury time Remy rammed home his second and Marseille's fifth.

Scoring Summary

Marseille AEL
Rod Fanni (42')Edwin Ouon (22')
Michel Lucas Mendes (61') 
Loïc Remy (76') 
Andre Pierre Gignac (90') 
Loïc Remy (90') 

Teams

Marseille AEL
30 Steve Mandanda32 Matias Degra
24 Rod Fanni29 Edwin Ouon
Nicolas N'Koulou12 Marios Nicolaou
4 Michel Lucas Mendes23 Emanuel Carlitos
34 Baptists Aloe2 Dossa Junior
Joey Barton15 Christos Theophilou
19 Charles Kaboré77 Aderito Waldemar Dede
13 Rafidine Abdullah20 Luciano Bebe
11 Loïc Remy17 Goncalves Paulo Sergio
Jordan Ayew7 Jorge Felipe Monteiro
27 Florian Raspentino99 Patrick Vouho
Substitutes
Gennaro BraciglianoIsli Hidi 22
15 Jeremy MorelMarcos Airosa 21
14 Pape M'BowRui Miguel 10
22 Senah MangoStelios Parpas 5
28 Mathieu ValbuenaLacerda Edmar 11
Andre Pierre GignacMichalis Konstantinou 19
10 Andre AyewCarlos Braga Orlando Sa 9
Substitutions
Mathieu Valbuena for Rafidine Abdullah (52)
Michalis Konstantinou for Marios Nicolaou (77)
Andre Pierre Gignac for Florian Raspentino (69)
Stelios Parpas for Emanuel Carlitos (78)
Pape M'Bow for Nicolas N'Koulou (83)
Carlos Braga Orlando Sa for Patrick Vouho (89)
Yellow Cards
Nicolas N'Koulou (35)
Dossa Junior (36)
Baptists Aloe (35)
Jorge Felipe Monteiro (80)
Joey Barton (88)
Christos Theophilou (90)
· Squads: Marseille | AEL