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Olympique Marseille v Eintracht Frankfurt Live Commentary, 14/09/2022

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J. Lindstrøm (43)
Stade Orange Vélodrome


That's all for today. Goodbye!
Next up, Marseille host Rennes in Ligue 1, with Stuttgart travelling to Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Frankfurt gets their first Champions League win of the season after a narrow victory over Marseille. Lindstrom’s first half goal was enough for the German side, with Veretout deflecting the ball into the path of the 22-year-old, who smashed the ball low past Lopez. Sanchez and Suarez had the best opportunities for Marseille, with the latter scuffing a simple finish from close range, but it was Frankfurt who went closest to getting a second goal. Muani found Kamada on the counter who made no mistake with the finish, but the Japanese international was offside with VAR disallowing the goal.
90' + 5' BLOCKED! A late free-kick finds the feet of Suarez who has a shot blocked. Harit then shouts for a penalty after connecting with Sow, but the Marseille man is the one to commit a foul. He kicked Sow inadvertently when looking to shoot.
90' + 4' Marseille have lost 15 of their last 16 Champions League matches (W1), with the exception coming in their last home game in the competition in December 2020 against Olympiakos.
90' + 3' Another chance for a Frankfurt substitute. This time it is Chandler who strikes a free-kick from distance, but his effort goes straight at the goalkeeper.
90' + 2' Opportunity for Frankfurt. Ebimbe smashes the side netting from a tight angle.
90' + 2' Harit looks to play the ball to Veretout but the midfielder makes a run down the left rather than centrally. Marseille loses possession.
90' + 1' There will be six minutes of additional time.
89' Veretout strikes from the edge with a bouncing effort. His shot is parried by Trapp who claims the ball on the second attempt.
L. Alario
R. Kolo Muani
Eintracht Frankfurt
88' Substitution for Frankfurt. Muani is replaced by Alario.
E. Ebimbe
D. Kamada
Eintracht Frankfurt
88' Substitution for Frankfurt. Kamada is replaced by Ebimbe.
85' It's poor from Harit. He drives forward with options ahead of him but picks out none of them and losses possession with a loose pass.
I. Kaboré
S. Kolašinac
Olympique Marseille
82' Kolasinac makes way for Kabore.
C. Ünder
Yellow Card
Olympique Marseille
82' Under receives a yellow card for Marseille.
81' Moments after having a goal disallowed, Kamada goes close to scoring. Squared the ball, he shoots the ball straight at Lopez in the middle of the goal.
80' OFFSIDE! The goal will not count! Kamada was slightly offside when the ball was played to him by Muani. His finish past Lopez was composed, but the goal will not stand.
79' GOAAALLLL! 2-0 FRANKFURT! Kamada runs onto a pass from Muani. Running behind the defence on the counter, he slots the ball past Lopez who dives the other way.
R. Borré
J. Lindstrøm
Eintracht Frankfurt
79' Substitution for Frankfurt. Lindstrom is replaced by Borre.
T. Chandler
K. Jakić
Eintracht Frankfurt
79' Substitution for Frankfurt. Jakic is replaced by Chandler.
75' CHANCE! This time it's Frankfurt who have an opportunity to score. Kamada plays the ball to Muani, but the striker smashes the ball straight at Lopez. He may have just edged into an offside position, but the flag was not raised.
S. Rode
M. Götze
Eintracht Frankfurt
71' Substitution for Frankfurt. Gotze is replaced by Rode.
70' BIG CHANCE MISSED! With the entire goal to aim for, Suarez scuffs a shot from the middle of the box after being squared the ball by Under. The ball rolls into the gloves of Trapp.
68' CHANCE! Marseille looks the most likely to score in the second half. This time it is Rongier who strikes inside the box, with Trapp making himself big to block the effort.
66' This is Frankfurt’s first away game in the European Cup since 1959-60, when they were unbeaten in all three games on the way to reaching the final (W2 D1). They’ve played the most away games without losing in European Cup/Champions League (3).
M. Guendouzi
E. Bailly
Olympique Marseille
65' Substitution for Marseille. Bailly is replaced by Guendouzi.
65' BIG TACKLE! Bailly does well, sliding in on Muani with the forward bearing down on goal.
61' Straight after the triple substitution, Marseille have a chance. Clauss curls a low shot straight at Trapp from inside the box.
C. Ünder
D. Payet
Olympique Marseille
60' The last of the triple substitution sees Under replace Payet.
L. Suárez
A. Sánchez
Olympique Marseille
59' Substitution for Marseille. Sanchez is replaced by Suarez.
A. Harit
Olympique Marseille
59' Substitution for Marseille. Gerson is replaced by Harit.
58' Gotze plays the ball to Lindstrom, who shifts the ball onto his right foot before blazing the ball over from just outside the box.
56' Chance missed for Frankfurt. Knauff looks to cross the ball into the middle but misses all of the targets, only finding a Marseille man.
54' Balerdi chips the ball into the Frankfurt half but nobody was making the run forward and Marseille lose possession.
52' Kolasinac looks to run forward but is pressed by Lindstrom and is forced to play the ball all the way back to Lopez.
51' Ndicka is fine to continue and has now returned onto the pitch.
49' Smolcic is warming up for Frankfurt. He may be required to come on.
46' Ndicka is down and receiving treatment. He clashed heads with Gerson looking to win the ball.
46' The game is back underway for the second half.
Marseille have been good defensively and are unlucky not to be heading into the break with their clean sheet still intact. Bailly has been a particular highlight, but their attack has lacked potency. With Sanchez and Payet, they must be troubling Trapp a lot more than they have done already. As for Frankfurt, they have also defended well, but must look more dangerous when shooting. Lindstrom's goal was taken well, but Muani must do more with the shots that he has, with his one effort on target so far being tame.
At half time, Frankfurt lead Marseille after a late first half goal. Muani was the inadvertent architect of the goal, with his pass for Gotze directed to Lindstrom inside the box. Unmarked, the Frankfurt man drove his shot past Lopez to give the visiting side the lead. In a half lacking clear-cut chances, it was the French outfit who had the best opportunity before conceding, with Sanchez curling a shot from close range against the side of the net.
J. Lindstrøm
Eintracht Frankfurt
43' GOAAALLL! LINDSTROM SCORES! 1-0 FRANKFURT! Muani's pass to Gotze is poor, but Veretout's outstretched leg on the edge of the box plays the ball into the path of Lindstrom who drives the ball into the bottom corner.
41' Bailly wins another battle of speed, this time beating Lindstrom to the ball, shielding a long pass forward out for a goal-kick.
39' Chance for Marseille. Balerdi gets on the end of Payet's cross and flicks the ball into the gloves of Trapp who makes a simple save.
M. Hasebe
Yellow Card
Eintracht Frankfurt
37' Hasebe gets the first yellow card of the match after blocking Gerson who flicked the ball over his head. He stopped a counter-attack.
35' Veretout goes down clutching his head after Gotze raised his foot attempting to win the ball. However, it was the ball that hit the midfielder in the head, with the referee giving a throw-in.
33' Payet looks to shoot on the edge of the box but has his shot blocked by Kamada.
31' Bailly hovers on the ball and puts himself in a dangerous position inside the Marseille box. Pressed by Gotze, the Frankfurt man pulls his arm and gives away a free-kick.
29' Veretout runs down the right and cuts inside. Instead of shooting, he passes the ball to Gerson who losses possession on the edge of the box. However, the Frenchman was in an offside position from his original run forward.
25' Muani cuts inside from the left before driving a low shot straight at Lopez from outside the box. Lindstrom was bursting forward to his right and would have had a clear shot on goal if he received the ball.
24' The offside flag goes up for Marseille this time. Tavares burst forward before sliding the ball across to Sanchez who misses the target from close range. This time, it is Tavares who is offside.
23' Muani lays the ball off to Lindstrom who smashes the ball well over the bar from outside the box. However, Muani was in an offside position when he received the original pass from Kamada.
22' Muani looks to beat Bailly in a battle of speed down the right but the Frankfurt man is tackled. If he beat the Manchester United loanee he was through on goal.
20' Marseille manager Tudor is taking charge of his first home Champions League match in this game. The last four managers to take charge of Marseille at Stade Velodrome have all lost their first game there in the competition (Deschamps, Baup, Anigo, Villas-Boas).
18' Tavares puts a cross in from the left that is collected by Trapp on the second attempt.
16' Gerson crosses a ball into Sanchez that is cleared away by a combination of Ndicka and Hasebe.
15' Balerdi chips a ball towards Gerson inside the Frankfurt half but his pass is intercepted.
13' SO CLOSE! Payet drives a pass into the feet of Sanchez inside the box who curls a shot against the side of the net. A section of the Marseille support thought that went in.
10' Gerson strikes from the edge of the box but his shot is tame and rolls into the hands of Trapp.
9' Muani had five shots without scoring on MD1 of this season's Champions League for Frankfurt, accounting for 45 per cent of their shots (5/11). Only Harry Kane and Enzo Fernandez had more shots without scoring on MD1 (6).
6' Muani gets his head on a Frankfurt corner but directs his shot over.
5' Clauss launches the ball forward looking for Sanchez who is running behind the Frankfurt defence. However, the pass is too heavy with the ball bouncing into the gloves of Trapp.
3' Knauff bursts down the left into the Marseille half but is tackled before entering the final third.
2' Muani attempts an early flick to Gotze who is bursting behind the Marseille defence, but the ball is intercepted and the home team gain possession.
1' Frankfurt gets this Champions League clash underway.
Marseille and Frankfurt will face off in European competition for only the second time, also meeting in the 2018-19 Europa League group stages. Frankfurt won both matches (2-1 away, 4-0 home).
As for Frankfurt, Glasner makes two alterations to the side that was defeated by Wolfsburg last time out. Hasebe and Lindstrom both come into the team and replace Luca Pellegrini and Borre.
Marseille makes six changes to the side that beat Lille on the weekend. The suspended Chancel Mbemba comes out of the starting side alongside Samuel Gigot, Guendouzi, Gueye, Under and Harit with Bailly, Rongier, Veretout, Tavares, Payet and Gerson replacing them.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT SUBS: Diant Ramaj, Hrvoje Smolcic, Jens Grahl, Sebastian Rode, Faride Alidou, Timothy Chandler, Lucas Alario, Rafael Borre, Eric Ebimbe.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (4-2-3-1): Kevin Trapp; Kristijan Jakic, Tuta, Evan Ndicka, Ansgar Knauff; Makoto Hasebe, Djibril Sow; Jesper Lindstrom, Mario Gotze, Daichi Kamada; Randal Kolo Muani.
MARSEILLE SUBS: Matteo Guendouzi, Pape Alassane Gueye, Luis Suarez, Issa Kabore, Simon Ngapandouetnbu, Ruben Blanco, Cengiz Under, Amine Harit.
MARSEILLE (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Eric Bailly, Leonardo Balerdi, Sead Kolasinac; Jonathan Clauss, Valentin Rongier, Jordan Veretout, Nuno Tavares; Dimitri Payet, Gerson; Alexis Sanchez.
As for Frankfurt, they currently sit bottom of the Champions League group. Last season’s Europa League winners lost 3-0 to Sporting CP in the opening game, with Marcus Edwards, Nuno Santos and Francisco Trincao all scoring. In the Bundesliga, Oliver Glasner’s side have had an indifferent start, winning two, drawing two and losing two of their opening six matches, with their most recent match being a 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg.
Marseille will be looking for their first victory in the Champions League this season. Last time out in the competition, Igor Tudor’s side lost 2-0 to Tottenham after a late second half brace from Richarlison. However, the French outfit were successful in their last league match, beating Lille 2-1 to continue their unbeaten start in Ligue 1.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary for the Champions League clash between Marseille and Eintracht Frankfurt.