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August 29, 2010 8:00 PM BST
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Player Ratings: Girondins de Bordeaux - Olympique de Marseille

Les Girondins kept plugging away and levelled the game up late on. Here's how Goal.com saw each individual's performance...

By Robin Bairner

  • Cédric Carrasso
    19
    0
    3.50

    Cédric Carrasso Top of the Match

    Left helpless with Lucho’s close-range opener, the former OM goalkeeper proceeded to have a very strong game indeed, with one of the highlights his brilliant tip away from Taiwo’s wickedly deflected free kick. Dominated his box, claiming every free kick he could. Perhaps eclipsed this save with a block from an Ayew header. A tremendous performance.

  • Michael Ciani
    6
    0
    1.50

    Michael Ciani

    Steady enough performance in the heart of the rearguard, though Marseille successfully kept the ball away from him on most of their most dangerous attacks. The Lorient man did not have the knack of making a last ditch interception in the manner he did against PSG last weekend.

  • Matthieu Chalmé
    6
    0
    2.50

    Matthieu Chalmé

    Perhaps a little lucky to get away with a strong penalty appeal early in the match, the right-back exploited the space he was given to run into well down the flank, though his final delivery was somewhat lacking in quality in the first half. Improved this aspect of his game following the interval.

  • Vujadin Savic
    4
    11
    1.00

    Vujadin Savic Flop of the Match

    Has made a slow start to life in France and it would not get any easier faced up against Brandao. Struggled to cope with the Brazilian’s physical threat and was often caught wrong side of his direct opponent. A difficult night for the youngster, who will have to learn quickly and was replaced at the break.

  • Benoit Tremoulinas
    11
    1
    2.50

    Benoit Tremoulinas

    Attempted to overload the left flank when going forward, causing Azpilicueta problems. Looked a likely source of a goal, throwing a whole host of dangerous crosses into the box yet couldn’t crucially pick out a team-mate.

  • Alou Diarra
    9
    1
    2.00

    Alou Diarra

    Wanted by Marseille this summer, the central midfielder was not his usual dominating self early on. Did come into the game, especially when OM were reduced in numbers, but often cut a somewhat frustrated figure, as a hopeful long shot before the break was testament to.

  • Fernando
    9
    0
    2.50

    Fernando

    The Brazilian showed both good and bad facets to his game, and often in the same skill. Some of his passing was extremely disappointing, but on the other hand he did offer a couple of brilliant searching switches of play. Broke forward into the OM box just before the interval but went down too easily.

  • Wendel
    10
    0
    1.50

    Wendel

    Posed Marseille a number of problems simply because of his dead-ball acumen. Aided by the frequent overlaps of Tremoulinas, the Brazilian might have been expected to be a little more active on the left flank. Gave the ball away too cheaply and didn’t really look himself.

  • Jaroslav Plasil
    9
    0
    2.00

    Jaroslav Plasil

    Stepping into Yoann Gourcuff’s shoes in the playmaker role, the Czech can be happy with his contribution when he was on that ball, but that was not frequent enough for Bordeaux early on. Came into his own as the game developed and supplied a wonderful cross for Modeste to head home late on.

  • Fahid Ben Khalfallah
    6
    3
    2.00

    Fahid Ben Khalfallah

    Making his debut in difficult circumstances, the Tunisian flitted in and out of the game somewhat. Started confidently, flicking the ball around neatly, but faded from view thereafter to only show glimpses of his talent. Another figure who was well frustrated.

  • Anthony Modeste
    6
    0
    3.00

    Anthony Modeste

    With Marouane Chamakh gone, it’s Anthony Modeste who is expected to fill the Moroccan’s shoes, though he has a long way to go to reach the heights of his forerunner. Didn’t hold play up particularly well and wasn’t involved frequently enough, but he did score the crucial late leveller.

Substitutions

  • Henrique
    4
    0
    0.00

    Henrique

    Shored up the defence after the break, looking far stronger than Savic.

  • Maazu
    2
    0
    0.00

    Maazu

    Made his debut off the bench, adding another dimension to Bordeaux's attacking play but struggled to get involved.

  • Henri Saivet
    5
    0
    0.00

    Henri Saivet

    Given the last 15 minutes, the youngster was another offensive option.

  • Steve Mandanda
    10
    0
    3.00

    Steve Mandanda

    Had a little fumble here and there, but the goalkeeper was largely in excellent form. Bordeaux are a side known for their dangerous ability from set plays and the captain helped his defence out impressively from such situations. Made a great double-save just after the break.

  • Taye Taiwo
    5
    0
    2.50

    Taye Taiwo

    Nearly scored in the first half with a deflected free kick, the Nigerian left-back didn’t serve to completely convince, sometimes getting caught out of position when he pushed on needlessly – a habit Didier Deschamps doubtless wants his defender to get out of.

  • G. Heinze
    8
    1
    2.50

    G. Heinze

    Got himself free from marking in a couple of set-piece situations but couldn’t take advantage in front of goal. That wasn’t his primary occupation, particularly in the latter stages of the game, when the former PSG man was resolute at the back. Loves a backs-to-the-wall situation and relished the challenge.

  • Vitorino Hilton da Silva
    6
    0
    2.50

    Vitorino Hilton da Silva

    Recalled to the side last weekend, Marseille’s defence looks a good deal stronger with the Brazilian at their heart. Contained Modeste comfortably for the most part, and it was not his responsibility to mark the youngster when he scored.

  • x
    5
    3
    2.50

    x

    Has been vulnerable down the right flank in his opening weeks in Ligue 1, though the Spaniard enjoyed arguably his best game in an OM shirt this evening. Kept good tabs on Wendel, and though pressure was exerted down les Phoceens’ right, it tended to be from deeper areas. Was outmuscled crucially by Modeste late on.

  • Benoît Cheyrou
    4
    1
    2.50

    Benoît Cheyrou

    Only making his second appearance of the season, the former Auxerre man was uncharacteristically wasteful in possession. Too often passes went astray when OM needed to maintain possession, and his deliver from corner kicks was little short of woeful.

  • Edouard Cissé
    5
    6
    0.00

    Edouard Cissé

    Dismissed just after the half hour mark for a late challenge on Plasil, the competitive midfield could feel himself a little hard done by. Had previously worked hard in the anchoring role.

  • Lucho González
    10
    0
    3.00

    Lucho González

    Noted more for his passing than his scoring, the Argentine registered early on to put Marseille ahead, sweeping a fine Brandao cross into the net. Actually looked most threatening when breaking into the box in front of the striker as opposed to hovering in behind, where he is usually most deadly.

  • Loïc Remy
    12
    0
    3.00

    Loïc Remy

    Making his debut after signing earlier this week, the former Nice man was especially impressive in the early stages but struggled to keep that momentum up, especially after OM were reduced in numbers. Showed promise, but it wasn’t realised as he had a late shot turned onto the post.

  • Brandao
    15
    0
    2.50

    Brandao

    With the signing of Andre-Pierre Gignac, Brandao is liable to be relegated to second choice forward, though he will have made Deschamps think twice after this performance. The goal was completely down to his brilliant work to get forward and cross down the right, and his tireless work is a valuable asset. Did at times show a lack of touch in front of goal – his major weakness.

  • André Ayew
    27
    2
    3.00

    André Ayew

    Starting to realise his potential at Marseille. A star at the World Cup for Ghana, Ayew has never hit the heights with OM. Showed some very good touches, breaking forward positively at times either side of half time. Not yet consistent enough over the course of a game, but he’s getting there.

Substitutions

  • André Pierre Gignac
    11
    4
    0.00

    André Pierre Gignac

    Came on with quarter of an hour remaining and put himself about energetically on his debut.

  • Charles Kaboré
    6
    3
    0.00

    Charles Kaboré

    Came on with seconds remaining.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
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25 6
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
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16 2
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
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15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Lyon
15 0
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1