• FT

    Auxerre

    2

    Le Mans

    0

  • FT

    Nancy

    0

    Monaco

    1

  • FT

    Le Havre AC

    0

    Bordeaux

    3

  • FT

    Lille

    2

    Grenoble

    1

  • FT

    Nice

    2

    Caen

    2

  • FT

    Rennes

    0

    Valenciennes

    0

  • FT

    Marseille

    2

    Nantes

    0

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Stadium Vélodrome

Referee: Said Ennjimi | Attendance: 42000

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Marseille

  • Renato Civelli 55'
  • Brandao 59'

2 - 0

FT

Marseille 2-0 Nantes

A sublime Marseille performance saw them go top of the Ligue 1 table, temporarily at least, with a comfortable victory over Nantes.

OM stepped up a gear in the second half and Renato Civelli broke the deadlock in the 55th minute before Brandao doubled their lead four minutes later.

They are now two points clear at the top of the standings ahead of Lyon's match tomorrow, while Nantes remain a point clear of the relegation zone and could find themselves sucked into the bottom three by the end of the weekend.

Marseille almost got off to the perfect start but Bakari Kone's 20-yard shot flew inches over the top of the bar.

Nantes did not have a sight on goal until the 25th minute and although Guiranne N'daw's 25-yard shot went well wide at least it offered their fans a glimmer of hope.

The hosts should have taken the lead six minutes from half-time as Mathieu Valbuena picked out Mamadou Niang but he hit the side-netting from 12 yards out.

Marseille stepped up a gear after the break and the introduction of Boudwijn Zenden - who had been rested initially after suffering cramp against Ajax - had an immediate effect.

They had a great chance seconds after the restart as Nantes goalkeeper Jerome Alonzo was forced into a fantastic save to keep out Brandao's excellent volley.

It was a sign of what was to come as the deadlock was broken 10 minutes into the second half when Zenden picked out Civelli who sent a low shot fizzing into the bottom left corner from 12 yards.

Zenden was also involved in OM's second four minutes later as the Nantes defence failed to deal with his shot properly and the ball pinged around the penalty area before falling to Brandao who headed it home from close range.

Nantes continued to fight but never looked like scoring and Marseille could have even extended their advantage.

Scoring Summary

  • Marseille
  • Nantes
Renato Civelli (55')
Brandao (59')
 

Match Stats

  • Marseille
  • Nantes
19(4) Shots (on goal) 5(0)
20 Fouls 17
4 Corner kicks 4
4 Offsides 3
64% Time of Possession 36%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 2

Teams

  • Marseille
  • Nantes
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