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Played
November 29, 2013 2:30 PM EST
Stade Vélodrome — Marseille
Referee:‬ F. Fautrel‎
Attendance:‬ 35045‎
 
 
90+3′ Saber Khlifa
 
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V. Montaño
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Marseille 2-0 Montpellier: Hosts extend Ligue 1 unbeaten streak with simple win

Florian Thauvin and Saber Khelifa put two past the visitors on Friday, with Elie Baup's men putting their Champions League woes behind them.

By Holly Gillett

Marseille midfielder Florian Thauvin
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Olympique de Marseille extended its unbeaten streak to four Ligue 1 games with a comfortable 2-0 win against Montpellier at the Stade Velodrome on Friday.

Florian Thauvin deservedly put the hosts in front after 36 minutes before substitute Saber Khelifa sealed the win with the last kick of the game.

Khelifa was only introduced in the 88th minute but slotted past Geoffrey Jourden in injury time to ensure Marseille moved four points clear of Nantes in fourth place. 

Andre-Pierre Gignac almost put Elie Baup's men ahead early on, but Marseille had to wait until nine minutes before the interval to see its pressure pay dividends as Thauvin poked home his fourth goal of the season. 

Victor Montano almost drew Montpellier level just before the hour as he almost got on the end of a whipped cross, and Siaka Tiene had a free kick saved by Steve Mandanda soon after. 

However, Tunisia international Khelifa had the final say when he scored late on to condemn Montpellier to its sixth Ligue 1 game without a win.

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Marseille

30
Steve Mandanda
Goalkeeper
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5
Kassim Abdallah
Defender
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3
N. N'Koulou
Defender
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21
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Benjamin Mendy
Defender
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7
Benoît Cheyrou
Midfielder
73′ 80′
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Florian Thauvin
Midfielder
36′ 93′
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4
Alaixys Romao
Midfielder
90′
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28
Mathieu Valbuena
Midfielder
80′
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9
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7
Dimitri Payet
Striker
36′ 88′
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Montpellier HSC

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16
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3
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15
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21
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6
Joris Marveaux
Midfielder
46′
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20
Rémy Cabella
Midfielder
 - 
-
Morgan Sanson
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
23
Jamel Saihi
Midfielder
79′
 - 
11

Substitutes

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Brice Samba
Goalkeeper
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Lucas
Defender
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15
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Mario Lemina
Midfielder
80′
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G. Imbula
Midfielder
80′
 - 
15
 - 
29
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Substitutes

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1
 - 
21
 - 
28
Jonas Martin
Midfielder
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Bryan Dabo
Midfielder
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26
 - 
19
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11

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