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A point was good, but it could have been three.

Olympique de Marseille head coach Didier Deschamps has confessed to having contrasting feelings over Sunday night’s 1-1 tie with Girondins de Bordeaux.

Les Phoceens came just three minutes away from recording their first victory in 33 years away to les Marine et Blanc, though a late Anthony Modeste header dented such aspirations. Previously, however, OM had seen Eduardo Cisse dismissed with just 33 minutes on the clock after Lucho Gonzalez had swept the guests into an early lead.

“It’s a good point, but I feel we’ve let a couple of points go,” Deschamps explained to his side's official website after the game. “We hit the post, we had the opportunity to score the second goal but we cracked at the end. It is always annoying.

“At 11 against 11, we were better in all areas.

“It is still a good result but we missed something big tonight. When we are content to defend, at one time or another, we tend to concede a goal.”

Marseille, who have only won one point from their opening four Ligue 1 encounters, are seeking to become only the second French side to lose their first two games but still lift the title.

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