Not put under an immense amount of pressure, but did not look assured in goal, taking some needless risks when leaving his line. Should really have come out to thwart the danger as Brandao scored the vital goal. Did turn an Amalfitano header onto the post with a smart reaction save.
The young center back would have expected a far more serious test in his first senior final. Marseille failed to expose the youngster, who was allowed to easily go through the game. Was exposed late on by Brandao’s strength.
Preferred to Aly Cissokho in the left back role, the former Saint-Etienne and Sevilla defender, prevented Amalfitano from getting by him down the Lyon left. Initially, he did this by fair means, but increasingly he had to rely on fouls.
Lyon’s most experienced player, one slight slip in the second half nearly gave the Provence side a sight of goal. Was solid down the right side of the field, but offered only a limited offensive threat as he elected to police Ayew closely. A job he accomplished impressively. In extra time, his fine pass released Briand.
Guilty of being caught on the ball by Remy towards the halftime interval but managed to recover his ground. Looked comfortable in the main, but was foolishly booked for challenging Valbuena in the middle of the park, and it proved costly as he was sent off in extra time.
The experienced midfield might not have been on his game technically, delivering a number of disappointing free kicks, but he was mentally as sharp as ever. Broke up dangerous attacks with clever fouls, halting OM’s momentum when it threatened to get going.
Withdrawn before three quarters of the match had been played, having been largely ineffective on the wing. The Brazilian picked up a knock in a clash with Mbia, and this surely sealed Remi Garde’s decision to replace him with Grenier.
Shielded the Lyon defense well, preventing any of the Marseille attackers finding any useful room in central areas around the box. Competed physically with Diarra in the middle of the field, getting the better of the more experienced man on several occasions.
Started off in really bustling form, but quickly faded after a busy start. Not afraid to use his weight but his brain was not in gear as he was regularly caught needlessly offside. Created a good chance for himself in extra time, but blasted along the line.
Not renowned for his worth ethic, but the right winger could not be faulted for his industry tonight. Used his great pace on occasion, but was unable to be decisive. In extra time he missed a great chance, shooting high over the top. Booked early on as he tried to dispossess Azpilicueta in a dangerous area.
Has been so assured this season, but was dreadfully wayward when trying to clear a corner and really deserved to be punished. Lyon failed to seriously trouble France’s second-string goalkeeper all night, though.
One of the revelations of Ligue 1 this season, the former Monaco center back was profligate in possession early on as he tried to settle his nerves. Once he had overcome these problems, he looked very confident indeed with the ball at his feet, though he did take some needless chances.
Solid down Marseille’s right in a defensive capacity, and was one of the few players to find room when he attacked. The former Rennes right back was hopelessly wasteful with his crossing, though.
Again deployed on his unfavored left side, the Spaniard looked nervous and made several elementary errors in the early stages. Was another to settle down impressively, standing up to the physical threat of Gomis well when the attacker drifted into his channel.
Looked dangerous when he dropped into deep pockets of space and opened play up with searching diagonal passes. Has been in poor form in recent weeks, and though he wasn’t always central to Marseille’s play by any means, at least there were signs of improvement as he was a real threat on the ball.
Tried to show some trickery down the right channel, but his attempts were well stifled by Dabo. Drew a number of fouls from his opposite number as the match went on, but the delivery from set pieces was not adequate. Drifted into the box to head off the post via a Lloris save in the second half.
Hampered by an early booking picked up during a physical start to the match, the Marseille captain was his typically competitive self in the heart of the field, preventing Lyon finding any room in front of the OM rearguard. Taken off with around 10 minutes left.
A bundle of energy, the Marseille playmaker looked to get on the ball whenever he could, and he was his side’s most direct threat to Lyon. Sent a curling second half shot just wide before delivering dangerously for Amalfitano.
An incredibly physical player, he was deployed in the heart of the defense, where he enjoyed a titanic battle with Gomis. Booked for a really clumsy foul, the type of which he must cut out from his game. Made several elementary errors, but his opposite number was not sharp enough to take advantage.
Deployed despite recent injury troubles, he still looked short of his best. Left isolated in attack, but ran the channels well. Did give away a handful of needless, clumsy fouls. Replaced by Brandao in extra time.
Playing in his last game of the season due to forthcoming shoulder surgery, according to reports, the young Ghanaian, struggled to get involved. Did flit into action during the second half, but didn’t do enough overall.
- 1 G. Bracigliano
Given seconds at the end.
- 13 D. Traoré
Replaced Diarra in the closing stages of normal time and was solid.
- 10 A. Gignac
- 23 J. Ayew
Came on for Remy in stoppage time and was Marseille’s unlikely hero, showing his power as he struck the decisive blow.