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Marseille 2-2 Nice – Match Report

Just 3 days after letting a 2-1 win slip to a late equalising goal at home, Marseille did exactly the same again, this time against south-coast rivals Nice.

It looked like it wasn’t to be Marseille’s day when Valbuena had an early penalty saved, however he made up for this in the 40th minute by providing the cross that Andre Ayew headed home to give OM the lead (despite being in an offside position).

Nice should have equalised immediately in the 2nd half, but referee Said Ennjimi and his assistant decided that Civelli’s shot from a corner did not cross the line. That should have acted as awarning for Marseille, but when another cross drifted across the box, Cvitanich was left unmarked at the far post to net for the visitors.

Marseille’s 2nd goal came as Andre Ayew’s shot rebounded off the bar and hit off the back of Ospina. At first it looked like the ball had crossed the line, but Ospina pushed the ball wide, only for Valbuena to make sure the rebound went in, 2-1 Marseille.

The equaliser for Nice came in the 88th minute and came through a lack of concentration in the OM quarters. As Nice broke down the left there looked to be little danger. The cross came and as Meriem’s shot looked to be heading wide, ex-OM man Abriel snuck in to net, unmarked from close range.

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