FRENCH COUPE DE LA LIGUE

Stade de France, France

Referee: Stephane Lannoy | Attendance: 79000

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Marseille

  • Souleymane Diawara 62'
  • Mathieu Valbuena 68'
  • Mathieu Chalmé 77' OG

3 - 1

FT

Bordeaux

  • Ludovic Sané 85'

Marseille win Coupe de la Ligue

Marseille secured their first silverware since 1993 this evening by beating holders Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue final at the Stade de France.

The match was scoreless until after the hour mark but then two goals in six minutes from Souleymane Diawara and Mathieu Valbuena put OM in control before a Mathieu Chalme own goal made absolutely sure.

Ludovic Sane pulled one back five minutes from time but there was no way back for Les Girondins.

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps spoke on the eve of the match about his desire to correct an "anomaly'' and guide the Mediterranean giants to their first trophy since their Champions League triumph 17 years ago.

His players started like a team on a mission and created the better of the early chances.

Brandao's header set up Lucho Gonzalez in a decent position after 13 minutes, but Bordeaux goalkeeper Ulrich Rame pinched the ball away from the OM midfielder before he could shoot.

Steve Mandanda was called into action at the other end nine minutes later, the Marseille stopper diving to his left to keep out a low right-footed shot from Yoann Gourcuff following a swift counter-attack.

Rame diverted a Hatem Ben Arfa blast around the post for a corner and then tipped a Brandao strike over the top following neat build-up play involving Lucho and Mamadou Niang, but no breakthrough was forthcoming before the interval.

Deschamps made an enforced change seven minutes after the restart when Niang complained of thigh pain and was replaced by Valbuena.

The deadlock was broken nine minutes later when Diawara met Lucho's corner with a powerful header which gave Rame no chance.

Mandanda made a sharp double save from Gourcuff moments later as Laurent Blanc's side sought an equaliser, but when the next goal arrived it was back at the other end.

Ben Arfa fed Valbuena in the area and the substitute unleashed a fierce shot high into Rame's net.

Blanc, seemingly resigned to defeat, then brought off Marouane Chamakh and Gourcuff, presumably with one eye on the upcoming Champions League quarter-final first leg against Lyon.

The result was put beyond doubt 13 minutes from time when Chalme inadvertently directed Valbuena's free-kick into his own net.

Bordeaux were given a glimmer of hope after 85 minutes when Sane headed Wendel's free-kick past Mandanda.

There was still time for Blanc's side to hit the post in stoppage time through Jaroslav Plasil, but they could not make any further inroads into OM's advantage.

Scoring Summary

  • Marseille
  • Bordeaux

Match Stats

  • Marseille
  • Bordeaux
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Marseille
  • Bordeaux
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Brandao (18')