Marseille 1-0 Inter: Ayew dramatic header
Marseille need a goal in the final minutes to beat Inter Milan in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. Goals mere puppet Ayew Andre L'OM won 1-0.
In a match at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday (2/22/2012), the host team relies Brandao and Mathieu Valbuena on the front lines. Meanwhile, Diego Forlan put Inter backed by Wesley Sneijder.
Soccernet statistics recorded Marseille is dominant with possession of up to 59 percent. They fired 17 shots, but only four that led to the goal. Inter responded with eight shots on goal and four.
When the match ended goalless as will, Ayew emerged as a hero of his team. Went on a corner kick header sealed the win Marseille.
These results are favorable Marseille, who visit the headquarters of Inter in the second leg, March 13 next. They are simply chasing a draw to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Conversely, Inter must win by a margin of at least two goals to reverse the situation.
Marseille started the game well. Just three minutes walk, they are threatened by kicking Benoit Cheyrou. Lucio had hit the foot, the ball leads to the side of the Inter goal.
Entering the 11th minute, Inter's turn to threaten. A cross from Esteban Cambiasso could be reached by Forlan. But, still spry Steve Mandanda under the rule and dismissed the flick Forlan.
Cesar Azpilicueta volley from outside the box is also not a goal for Marseille. The ball is still thin float over the bar.
Cambiasso was unable to maximize the chances he got in the 36th minute. Sontekannya still be blocked by Mandanda.
Until halftime, the score was still 0-0.
In the second half, the home team had a chance through a volley Jeremy Morel. But, the ball did not lead to the goal.
Dejan Stankovic can not maximize the opportunities he gets in the 74th minute. From Sneijder's free kick, flick Stankovic is still too weak and easily secured by Mandanda.
One of the best opportunities in the second half is owned by Andre Ayew in the 79th minute. Morgan Amalfitano welcomes cross, header Ayew is still thin on the side of the Inter goal.
Marseille winning goal finally born at the last minute injury time. Welcoming the corner Valbuena, Andre Ayew's header forced Julio Cesar to its knees.
After this Ayew goal, the long whistle sounded. Marseille won 1-0.
Marseille: Mandanda, Azpilicueta (Fanni 80 '), Diawara, N'Koulou, Morel, Diarra, Cheyrou (Kabore 84'), Amalfitano, Valbuena, Andre Ayew, Brandao (Jordan Ayew 73 ')
Inter Milan: Julio Cesar, Maicon (Nagatomo 46 '), Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Cambiasso, Zarate (Obi 64'), Sneijder, Forlan