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Stephane M'bia Etoundi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ferreira Ari. Shot on goal comes in from Nikola Drincic from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Nicolas Pareja. Dmitri Kombarov restarts play with the free kick.
Aiden McGeady fouled by Gabriel Heinze, the ref awards a free kick. Nikola Drincic crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Gabriel Heinze.
Fabrice Abriel produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Andre Ayew by Yevgeni Makeev results in a free kick. Gabriel Heinze takes the direct free kick.
Charles Kabore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Loic Remy.
The ball is sent over by Aiden McGeady.
Zhano Ananidze delivers the ball.
Benoit Cheyrou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikola Drincic. Nikola Drincic delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Stephane M'bia Etoundi makes a clearance.
Lucho Gonzalez takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Heinze on Marek Suchy. (Spartak Moscow) makes a substitution, with Nikola Drincic coming on for Alexander Shyeshukov. Fabrice Abriel replaces Lucho Gonzalez. Andrei Dikan restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lucho Gonzalez, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marek Suchy by Gabriel Heinze. Nikola Drincic comes on in place of Alexander Shyeshukov. (Marseille) makes a substitution, with Fabrice Abriel coming on for Lucho Gonzalez. Andrei Dikan takes the free kick. Zhano Ananidze is brought on as a substitute for Barreto Ibson.
Evanilson Brandao takes a shot. Save made by Andrei Dikan.
Benoit Cheyrou on for Mathieu Valbuena.
Evanilson Brandao fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0-3 Marseille.Assist by Andre Ayew.
Foul by Barreto Ibson on Mathieu Valbuena, free kick awarded. The referee shows Barreto Ibson a yellow card. Edouard Cisse takes the free kick.
Steve Mandanda fouled by Morais Welliton, the ref awards a free kick. Morais Welliton is sent off by the referee. Steve Mandanda takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Dmitri Kombarov, save made by Steve Mandanda.
The ball is crossed by Dmitri Kombarov, save by Steve Mandanda.
Unfair challenge on Alexander Shyeshukov by Loic Remy results in a free kick. Nicolas Pareja takes the free kick.
Loic Remy crosses the ball.
Morais Welliton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane M'bia Etoundi. Direct free kick taken by Souleymane Diawara.
Loic Remy grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0-2 Marseille.Assist on the goal came from Evanilson Brandao.
Dmitri Kombarov is caught offside. Steve Mandanda restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Mandanda by Martin Stranzl. Steve Mandanda takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Aiden McGeady from the left by-line, save by Steve Mandanda.
Nicolas Pareja gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Valbuena. Free kick taken by Edouard Cisse.
Aiden McGeady sends in a cross, save made by Steve Mandanda.
Ferreira Ari concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Heinze. Free kick taken by Gabriel Heinze.
Aiden McGeady sends in a cross, Steve Mandanda makes a save.
Short corner taken by Aiden McGeady from the left by-line.
The ball is sent over by Dmitri Kombarov, blocked by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marek Suchy on Mathieu Valbuena. Mathieu Valbuena takes the free kick.
Martin Stranzl gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Loic Remy. Cesar Azpilicueta takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Alexander Shyeshukov, Souleymane Diawara manages to make a clearance.
Edouard Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Ferreira Ari. Dmitri Kombarov takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Dmitri Kombarov, clearance made by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Evanilson Brandao. Free kick taken by Andrei Dikan.
Foul by Andre Ayew on Yevgeni Makeev, free kick awarded. Dmitri Kombarov crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
The ball is crossed by Aiden McGeady.
A cross is delivered by Dmitri Kombarov.
Lucho Gonzalez concedes a free kick for a foul on Barreto Ibson. Barreto Ibson takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Mathieu Valbuena. Andrei Dikan takes the indirect free kick.
Alexander Shyeshukov challenges Andre Ayew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alexander Shyeshukov booked. Gabriel Heinze restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Aiden McGeady from the left by-line, Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Lucho Gonzalez, save made by Andrei Dikan.
Foul by Dmitri Kombarov on Cesar Azpilicueta, free kick awarded. Lucho Gonzalez restarts play with the free kick.
Alexander Shyeshukov challenges Andre Ayew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lucho Gonzalez crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Andrei Dikan.
Alexander Shyeshukov challenges Mathieu Valbuena unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Evanilson Brandao fouled by Alexander Shyeshukov, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gabriel Heinze from left channel.
Martin Stranzl gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Mandanda. Free kick taken by Steve Mandanda.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Dmitri Kombarov, save made by Steve Mandanda.
The ball is delivered by Aiden McGeady, Stephane M'bia Etoundi makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson by Loic Remy results in a free kick. Aiden McGeady delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Gabriel Heinze manages to make a clearance.
Mathieu Valbuena grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0-1 Marseille.Assist by Andre Ayew.
Mathieu Valbuena scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Spartak Moscow 0-1 Marseille.Gabriel Heinze provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Loic Remy.
The ball is sent over by Morais Welliton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson by Cesar Azpilicueta. Martin Stranzl restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane M'bia Etoundi on Morais Welliton. Booking for Stephane M'bia Etoundi for unsporting behaviour. Barreto Ibson restarts play with the free kick.
Barreto Ibson takes a short corner.
Dmitri Kombarov takes a shot. Stephane M'bia Etoundi gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson by Edouard Cisse results in a free kick. Martin Stranzl takes the direct free kick.
Evanilson Brandao concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicolas Pareja. Free kick taken by Yevgeni Makeev.
Lucho Gonzalez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Gabriel Heinze fouled by Aiden McGeady, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
Foul by Dmitri Kombarov on Cesar Azpilicueta, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Lucho Gonzalez, Shot by Mathieu Valbuena from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
The referee gets the game underway.
The referee blows for half time.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee ends the match.
Mandanda ready for "small final"
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda believes their Champions League clash at Spartak Moscow will be a "small final" for both teams as they battle it out for a place in the knockout stages.
With two rounds remaining, the teams are level on six points - six points behind leaders Chelsea - with only the top two in the pool progressing to the last 16 of the competition.
Spartak currently hold that coveted second spot having beaten Marseille in their opening group match, but Mandanda wants to see his team change that at the Luzhniki Stadium.
"Victory is imperative if we want to qualify for the knockout rounds," he said.
"We know European football is a requirement so facing Spartak is like a small final for us.
"We know we must win there to achieve our aim of qualifying for the last 16."
A 1-0 win over Toulouse at the weekend saw Marseille climb to fifth in Ligue 1, and striker Loic Remy believes that will stand them in good stead for the trip to the Russian capital.
"We are very confident going into the match and we know what we have to do," he said.
"With the state of mind we gained from winning on Saturday, I think we have a really good chance."
Spartak were soundly beaten 4-1 by Chelsea in their last European outing, while their domestic campaign has also faltered with a 3-1 loss to city rivals CSKA Moscow at the weekend.
The best they can hope for now is a fourth-placed finish in the Premier Liga, but Marseille boss Didier Deschamps does not think their opponents' poor league form will influence their European campaign.
"I expect there to be several changes in the Spartak side for Tuesday's match from the one which played on Saturday," he said.
"Their defeat will not change their mood a great deal nor their desire to beat us."
Spartak boss Valeri Karpin is set to be without Sergei Parshivlyuk (knee), Alex and Ari (both thigh) for the clash, while Benoit Cheyrou (groin) will miss out for Marseille.
Marseille romp through
Marseille cruised into the last 16 of the Champions League with an unexpectedly straightforward 3-0 victory over Spartak Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Mathieu Valbuena got Didier Deschamps' men off to the perfect start with a fine opener inside 20 minutes, and further strikes by Loic Remy and Brandao after the break ensured OM the margin of victory they required to progress.
Spartak hopes were hardly helped by the dismissal of Brazilian forward Welliton for violent conduct shortly after the hour, but Marseille were good value for their three points and deservedly join Chelsea in qualifying from Group F.
The French champions almost opened the scoring inside the first minute when a free-kick from the right fell at the feet of Valbuena, who was unlucky to see his left-footed effort drift just wide of the far post with Andrei Dikan beaten.
The home defence looked shaky early on and Valbuena dispossessed a dallying Yevgeni Makeev inside the Spartak area on five minutes but the chance came to nothing.
Valbuena, who was on the scoresheet as France defeated England at Wembley last week, deservedly opened the scoring on 18 minutes.
Gabriel Heinze created the opening when he reached Remy's mishit deep cross from the right flank to volley the ball back into the danger area, and Valbuena reacted quickly to turn and curl a delightful effort into the top corner of Dikan's net.
Spartak raised their game after going behind and Welliton typified their improvement with a superb run and cross which Stephane M'bia cleared at full stretch.
The Russians also had a penalty shout turned down on 36 minutes when referee Wolfgang Stark ruled Valbuena had just nicked the ball from the toes of Welliton, although replays suggested the Frenchman had caught the attacker first.
Two minutes before the break Valeri Karpin's side came agonisingly close to drawing level when Makeev fired in a low cross which OM goalkeeper Steve Mandanda parried into the path of two onrushing Spartak strikers, but neither Welliton nor Dmitri Kombarov could get a touch as the chance went begging.
Marseille doubled their lead in rather fortuitous circumstances nine minutes after the restart.
Brandao's cross was met with another miscue by Remy which span over the head of Martin Stranzl and landed perfectly back at the feet of the striker for a second effort, which he tucked away with a low finish off both posts.
Spartak's chances took a further nosedive when Welliton received a straight red card on 64 minutes.
The Brazilian had just collided with Mandanda in a full-blooded but fair challenge that sent both players to the deck. With Welliton still on the floor, OM defender Souleymane Diawara appeared to aim a kick into his back, to which the Spartak man reacted by pushing Diawara in the chest.
Although Diawara was the initial aggressor and went down very easily, it was Welliton who walked as the Marseille player went unpunished.
It was game over for the hosts just four minutes later when Andre Ayew's interception fell into the path of Brandao, who took the ball past his marker before dispatching an unerring effort into the bottom-left corner of the Spartak net.
It was almost four with 16 minutes remaining when Brandao again got in behind the home defence but Dikan reacted brilliantly to divert the ball for a corner and spare his side any further embarrassment.
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