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  • Borussia Dortmund 2–3 Marseille: Valbuena superb-strike

    Dramatic, it's the right word to be pinned to the struggle of Olympique Marseille to qualify for the Champions League last 16. Coming from behind 0-2, Marseille finally managed to win 3-2 from Borussia Dortmund in the final qualifying Group F match on Tuesday  (06/12/2011) .

    With this victory, Marseille able to maintain their second position of the threat that Olympiakos Piraues in other games are able to bend Arsenal with the score 3-1. While Dortmund had to bury their dreams to play in the Europa League because the distended position in the standings with 4 points.

    Dortmund is actually able to dominate the game. However, disciplined game from Marseille to make Dortmund dominance becomes useless. The hosts often fail to create opportunities for tough back line troops Didier Deschamps.

    Only in the 18th minute, Dortmund was able to create a threat. Left leg kick from Mario Gotze already leading to the goal. Luckily for Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda still spry secure the net.

    Not long ago, precisely on the 23rd minute, Dortmund capable of breaking the deadlock. Utilizing feedback from Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykowski Mandanda managed to find the net with his right foot.

    Dortmund scored again in the 32nd minute. This time, via the penalty spot. Penalty awarded after Stephane M'Bia breaking Sebastian Kehl in the forbidden box. Mats Hummels to be the executor carry out their duties properly.

    When the first round almost over, Marseille able to steal a goal through the action of Loic Remy. Receiving a cross from Morgan Amalfitano, Remy is able to break into the escort Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weindenfeller with header.

    Marseille perform better in the second half. Alou Diarra et al was able to suppress the host defense early on. Some times they do the experiment although it was only giving a failure.

    However, it does not mean Dortmund without opportunities. In the 59th minute, Ilkay Gundogan almost makes Dortmund farther away. Luckily for Marseille, Mandanda still able to break the threat.

    Marseille did not give up. They kept trying to score goals to secure their second position in the standings. The efforts of the visitors finally sweet fruit in the 85th minute. Receiving feedback corner Morgan Amalfitano, Andrew Ayew able to make the home fans fell silent with tandukkannya. Score was 2-2.

    Two minutes later, Marseille turned excel. This time substitute Mathieu Valbuena  who found the Weidenfeller net with his right leg kick. Marseille and any party supporters cheered. for this goal to be the last goal of this game and Marseille finally made sure to qualify for next round.

    Team Line-up:

    Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller, Mats Hummels, Felipe Santana, Chris Loewe, Lukasz Piszczek, Sebastian Kehl (Antonio da Silva 33), Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Goetze (Ivan Perisic 46), Jakub Blaszczykowski, Lucas Barrios (Shinji Kagawa 63), Robert Lewandowski

    Marseille: Steve Mandanda, Nicolas N'Koulou, Souleymane Diawara, Djimi Traore, Cesar Azpilicueta, Stephane M'Bia (Benoit Cheyrou 46), Alou Diarra, Andre Ayew, Morgan Amalfitano, Loic Remy (Mathieu Valbuena 74), Lucho Gonzalez (Jordan Ayew 67)


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