2009–10 Olympique de Marseille season

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Marseille
2009–10 season
Chairman Jean-Claude Dassier
Manager Didier Deschamps
Ligue 1 1st
Coupe de France Round of 32
Coupe de la Ligue Winner
UEFA Champions League Group stage (3rd)
UEFA Europa League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League: Mamadou Niang (18)
All: Mamadou Niang (22)
Highest home attendance 56,282 (3 November vs Zürich, UEFA Champions League)
Lowest home attendance 19,217 (27 January vs Lille, Coupe de la Ligue)
Average home league attendance 48,892 (Ligue 1)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2009–10 season of Olympique de Marseille (OM) had the club being involved in five competitions: the Ligue 1, the Coupe de France, the Coupe de la Ligue, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League. They won the Ligue 1 for the first time in 18 years. They also won the Coupe de la Ligue. In the UEFA Champions League, they were eliminated in the group stage. They finished third and were given a place in the UEFA Europa League knockout stages. They were eliminated in the round of 16 by Benfica.

Season summary[edit]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

This is Didier Deschamps' first season with Marseille as a coach.
Position Staff
Coach France Didier Deschamps
Assistant coach France Guy Stéphan
Goalkeeping coach France Laurent Spinosi
Fitness coach France Christophe Manouvrier
Club doctor France Christophe Baudot
Chief scout France Jean-Philippe Durand

Last updated: 15 May 2010
Source: Olympique de Marseille

Kit[edit]

This new season Adidas introduced Marseille's new kits, and these new ones are very different from last season, except the home kit, the colours of Marseille still stay white and sky blue. The away kit is an impressive kit with it being sky blue and has shades of black. The third kit was so far used in European competitions only. This kit is a full black kit but still has a little sky blue. In all of Marseille's kits there is one their main colour sky blue one.

Steve Mandanda in l'OM's training outfit.
Home
Away
Third
RLD

Supplier : Adidas

Sponsor : Direct Energie

Other information[edit]

Jean-Claude Dassier is the chairman of the club since June 2009.
Chairman France Jean-Claude Dassier
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stade Vélodrome (60,013 / {{{d}}})

Last updated: 8 February 2009
Source:[citation needed]

Squad[edit]

The professional staff of the 2009–10 season, led by Deschamps and his assistant Guy Stephan, has eight home-grown players. 13 are international players in the team, including two French team players.The goalkeeping coach is Laurent Spinosi, who has four players under his wing, including Steve Mandanda, one of the current choices of the French national team. Taye Taiwo and Mamadou Niang are the longest tenured OM players, with 193 and 179 games played, respectively, as of 25 June 2009.

First-team squad[edit]

Taye Taiwo is the current Marseille player with the most appearances. Since 2004 he has been appeared in 193 games for l'OM. Updated 25 June 2009.
Updated 15 May 2010.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Rudy Riou
3 Nigeria DF Taye Taiwo
4 France DF Julien Rodriguez
5 Brazil DF Vitorino Hilton
6 France MF Édouard Cissé
7 France MF Benoît Cheyrou
8 Argentina MF Lucho González
9 Brazil FW Brandão
10 France MF Hatem Ben Arfa
11 Senegal FW Mamadou Niang (captain)
12 Burkina Faso MF Charles Kaboré
14 Ivory Coast FW Bakari Koné
15 Ghana MF Jordan Ayew
17 Cameroon MF Stéphane Mbia
No. Position Player
18 France MF Fabrice Abriel
19 Argentina DF Gabriel Heinze
20 Cameroon DF Charley Roussel Fomen
21 Senegal DF Souleymane Diawara
22 France DF Cyril Rool
23 Spain FW Fernando Morientes
24 France DF Laurent Bonnart
27 Senegal DF Pape M'Bow
28 France MF Mathieu Valbuena
30 France GK Steve Mandanda
31 France FW Guy Gnabouyou
32 Gabon FW Alexander N'Doumbou
34 France MF Kevin Osei
40 Brazil GK Elinton Andrade

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
13 Senegal DF Leyti N'Diaye (at Ajaccio until end of the 2009–10 season)
26 France DF Jean-Philippe Sabo (at Ajaccio until end of the 2009–10 season)
Mali FW Mamadou Samassa (at Valenciennes until end of the 2009–10 season)
Ghana FW André Ayew (at Arles-Avignon until end of the 2009–10 season)
France FW Mohamed Amine Dennoun (at Amiens until end of the 2009–10 season)
France DF Cédric D'Ulivo (at Cassis Carnoux until end of the 2009–10 season)
2 France DF Garry Bocaly (at Montpellier until end of the 2009–10 season)

Reserve squad[edit]

Updated 8 February 2010.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
France GK Johan Crespin
France GK Samir Kouakbi
France DF Sébastien Bregand
France DF Bradley Diallo
France DF Sébastien Fischetti
France DF Raphaël Lopes
Togo DF Senah Mango
France MF Samir Abbes
France MF Landing Bodian
No. Position Player
France MF Olivier Cano
France MF Alexander N'Doumbou
France MF Ahmed Nouri
France MF Thomas Pechart
France MF Emmanuel Schianchi
France FW Jordan Ayew
France FW Nicolas Crus
France FW Cédric Hachani
Croatia FW Niko Maričić

Statistics[edit]

Overall[edit]

Last updated on 15 May 2010
Games played 54 (38 Ligue 1, 6 UEFA Champions League, 4 UEFA Europa League, 4 Coupe de la Ligue, 2 Coupe de France)
Games won 32 (23 Ligue 1, 2 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Europa League, 4 Coupe de la Ligue, 1 Coupe de France)
Games drawn 11 (9 Ligue 1, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Europa League)
Games lost 11 (6 Ligue 1, 3 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Europa League, 1 Coupe de France)
Goals scored 100 (69 Ligue 1, 10 UEFA Champions League, 8 UEFA Europa League, 10 Coupe de la Ligue, 3 Coupe de France)
Goals conceded 59 (36 Ligue 1, 10 UEFA Champions League, 5 UEFA Europa League, 5 Coupe de la Ligue, 3 Coupe de France)
Yellow cards 92 (64 Ligue 1, 12 UEFA Champions League, 8 UEFA Europa League, 7 Coupe de la Ligue, 1 Coupe de France)
Red cards 5 (2 Ligue 1, 2 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Europa League)
Best result 6–1 (H) v FC Zürich - UEFA Champions League - 3 Nov 2009
Worst result 0–3 (A) v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League - 30 Sep 2009
Most appearances Senegal Diawara and France Mandanda (50 matches)
Top scorer Senegal Niang (22 goals)

Squad stats[edit]

The list is sorted by position and total appearances.

Last updated on 15 May 2010.

Marseille's captain Mamadou Niang is the top scorer of Marseille and the Ligue 1.
No. Nat Pos Player Total Ligue 1 Champions League &
Europa League
Coupe de la Ligue Coupe de France
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
30 France GK Steve Mandanda 50 0 36 0 10 0 2 0 2 0
40 Brazil GK Elinton Andrade 6 0 2+1 0 0 0 2+1 0 0 0
Defenders
21 Senegal DF Souleymane Diawara 50 5 36 4 9 0 4 1 1 0
24 France DF Laurent Bonnart 44 0 30+1 0 8 0 4 0 1 0
3 Nigeria DF Taye Taiwo 38 3 25+3 3 8 0 1 0 1 0
21 France DF Stéphane Mbia 37 2 26+1 2 7 0 2 0 1 0
19 Argentina DF Gabriel Heinze 36 6 26+1 4 6+1 2 1+1 0 0 0
5 Brazil DF Vitorino Hilton 20 2 9+3 1 3 1 2+1 0 2 0
27 Senegal DF Pape M'Bow 8 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 1+1 0
4 France DF Julien Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
18 France MF Fabrice Abriel 47 2 18+14 1 7+2 1 2+2 0 2 0
7 France MF Benoît Cheyrou 46 8 27+5 5 10 1 2 0 2 2
6 France MF Édouard Cissé 45 1 27+5 1 7+1 0 4 0 1 0
8 Argentina MF Lucho González 44 8 28+4 5 8 2 4 1 0 0
28 France MF Mathieu Valbuena 43 7 19+12 5 2+4 0 2+2 2 1+1 0
12 Burkina Faso MF Charles Kaboré 35 2 17+8 1 2+4 1 3 0 1 0
22 Brazil MF Cyril Rool 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Gabon MF Alexander N'Doumbou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
Forwards
11 Senegal FW Mamadou Niang 46 22 29+3 18 9 3 3+1 1 1 0
9 Brazil FW Brandão 43 13 27+3 8 7+1 1 3 4 1+1 0
10 France FW Hatem Ben Arfa 41 7 17+12 3 1+6 3 3+1 0 1 1
14 Ivory Coast FW Bakari Koné 36 6 11+16 4 3+4 2 0+1 0 1 0
23 Spain FW Fernando Morientes 19 1 4+8 1 2+3 0 0 0 1+1 0
15 Ghana FW Jordan Ayew 4 1 0+4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Player(s) who left the club after the start of the season:
2 France DF Garry Bocaly 6 0 3+1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Friendlies[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Marseille started their season with six pre-season friendlies; they won four, drew one, and lost one. During these friendlies, they scored eight goals and only conceded four. Mamadou Niang, Brandão, Hatem Ben Arfa, and Stéphane Mbia each scored a goal while Bakari Koné and Taye Taiwo scored two goals each.

10 July 2009
Dinamo Bucureşti Romania 1 – 2 France Marseille
Dănciulescu Goal 44' Goal 14' Ben Arfa
Goal 22' Niang
17 July 2009
Ajaccio France 0 – 1 France Marseille
Goal 20' Taiwo
Stade de Fargues, Le Pontet
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Didier Falcone
21 July 2009
Bordeaux France 2 – 1 France Marseille
Gonzalez Goal 37' (o.g.)
Gourcuff Goal 48'
Goal 18' Taiwo
Stade Maurice Boyau, Dax
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Damien Ledentu
25 July 2009
Ajaccio France 1 – 1 France Marseille
Gignac Goal 73' Goal 7' Koné
Stadium Municipal, Albi
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Vincent Teulet
29 August 2009
Saint-Étienne France 0 – 1 France Marseille
Goal 60' Koné
1 August 2009
Lens France 0 – 2 France Marseille
Goal 46' Brandão
Goal 74' Mbia
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Ruddy Buquet

Other friendlies[edit]

4 September 2009
AS Monaco France 2 – 0 France Marseille
Coutadeur Goal 1'
Muratori Goal 60'
Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Cannes
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Didier Falcone
9 October 2009
Nîmes Olympique France 1 - 2 France Marseille
Poulain Goal 31' Goal 11' Morientes
Goal 87' Ben Arfa
Stade des Costières, Nîmes
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Philippe Malige
13 November 2009
AC Arles-Avignon France 2 - 2 France Marseille
Psaume Goal 21'
Guise Goal 54'
Goal 61' Abriel
Goal 79' Morientes
Parc des Sports, Avignon
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Didier Falcone
9 October 2009
Languedoc-Roussillon XI Languedoc-Roussillon 1 - 4 France Marseille
Aabiza Goal 48' Goal 49'62' Gnabouyou
Goal 78' N'Doumbou
Goal 90' Abriel
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Abdelali Chaoui

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Ligue 1 4th 1st 8 Aug 2009 15 May 2010
UEFA Champions League Group stage Group stage 15 Sept 2009 8 Dec 2009
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Round of 16 18 Feb 2010 18 Mar 2010
Coupe de France Round of 64 Round of 32 10 Jan 2010 10 Feb 2010
Coupe de la Ligue Round of 16 Winner 13 Jan 2010 27 Mar 2010

Last updated: 5 Apr
Source: Competitions

Ligue 1[edit]

Marseille started their Ligue 1 campaign with an impressive 2-0 victory and continued through a very fine form usually never being below 6th so they did have some very hard times, dropping points and losing or drawing important games but soon after they were flying high and now after 30 games, l'OM tops the Ligue 1 with a game in hand. Now that it has reached the firing line in the league, Marseille are in the lead but there are lots of challengers for the Ligue 1 with only 3 points splitting the top five teams.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Marseille (C) 38 23 9 6 69 36 +33 78 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Lyon 38 20 12 6 64 38 +26 72
3 Auxerre 38 20 11 7 42 29 +13 71 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Lille 38 21 7 10 72 40 +32 70 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Montpellier 38 20 9 9 50 40 +10 69 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
6 Bordeaux 38 19 7 12 58 40 +18 64

Updated to games played on 30 April 2010.
Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 If Coupe de la Ligue winners Marseille finish in 4th place or above, their Europa League Third qualifying round berth will go to the 5th placed team in the league.
2 Winners of the Coupe de France 2009–10 competition will qualify for the play-off round of UEFA Europa League 2010-11.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 23 9 6 69 36 +33 78 14 3 2 37 14 +23 9 6 4 32 22 +10

Source: lfp.fr

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A A H A H A H H A H A A H A A A H A H A H A H A H A H H H A A H A H A H
Result W W D D W W L L W W W D D W L W W D L D W L W W W W W D W W W W W W D W L W
Position 4 3 4 5 1 3 3 5 5 3 3 3 3 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 5 May.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

8 August 2009
Grenoble 0 – 2 Marseille
(Report) Goal 2' Niang
Goal 80' Cheyrou
Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Attendance: 19,622
Referee: Philippe Kalt
16 August 2009
Marseille 1 – 0 Lille
Brandão Goal 11' (Report)
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 26,965
Referee: Fredy Fautrel
22 August 2009
Rennes 1 – 1 Marseille
Leroy Goal 37' (pen.) (Report) Goal 52' Niang
30 August 2009
Marseille 0 – 0 Bordeaux
(Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,920
Referee: Antony Gautier
12 September 2009
Le Mans 1 – 2 Marseille
Maiga Goal 61' (Report) Goal 14' Niang
Goal 70' Brandão
Stade Léon-Bollée, Le Mans
Attendance: 16,301
Referee: Tony Chapron
19 September 2009
Marseille 4 – 2 Montpellier
Lucho Goal 31'
Niang Goal 34'
Cissé Goal 39'
Diawara Goal 50'
(Report) Goal 75' Belhanda
Goal 88' (pen.) Camara
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 52,351
Referee: Olivier Thual
26 September 2009
Valenciennes 3 – 2 Marseille
Bisevac Goal 21'
Ducourtioux Goal 28'
Rafael Goal 84'
(Report) Goal 13' Morientes
Goal 22' Niang
Stade Nungesser, Valenciennes
Attendance: 16,208
Referee: Fredy Fautrel
4 October 2009
21:00
Marseille 1 – 2 AS Monaco
Niang Goal 85' (Report) Goal 20' Nenê
Goal 42' Park
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 48,566
Referee: Stéphane Bre
17 October 2009
19:00
Nancy 0 – 3 Marseille
(Report) Goal 5' Valbuena
Goal 79' Brandão
Goal 81' Abriel
Stade Marcel Picot, Nancy
Attendance: 20,057
Referee: Philippe Kalt
31 October 2009
19:00
Marseille 1 – 1 Toulouse
Brandão Goal 75' (Report) Goal 27' Sissoko
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 53,340
Referee: Saïd Ennjimi
8 November 2009
21:00
Lyon 5 – 5 Marseille
Pjanić Goal 5'
Govou Goal 14'
Lisandro Goal 80'83' (pen.)
Bastos Goal 90+1'
(Report) Goal 11' Diawara
Goal 44' Cheyrou
Goal 47' Koné
Goal 74' Brandão
Goal 90+2' (o.g.) Toulalan
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 38,018
Referee: Stéphane Bré
20 November 2009
21:00
Marseille 1 – 0 Paris Saint-Germain
Heinze Goal 25' (Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,623
Referee: Laurent Duhamel
28 November 2009
21:00
Lens 1 – 0 Marseille
Eduardo Goal 90+4' (Report)
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 41,052
Referee: Damien Ledentu
5 December 2009
19:00
Nice 1 – 3 Marseille
Couibaly Goal 33' (Report) Goal 19' Niang
Goal 77' Lucho
Goal 86' Koné
Stade Municipal du Ray, Nice
Attendance: 15,047
Referee: Lionel Jaffredo
12 December 2009
19:00
Marseille 2 – 0 Boulogne
Heinze Goal 48'
Taiwo Goal 54' (pen.)
(Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 47,575
Referee: Alexandre Castro
16 December 2009
19:00
Lorient 1 – 2 Marseille
Vihirau Goal 53' (pen) (Report) Goal 68' Ayew
Goal 90+2' Diawara
Stade du Moustoir, Lorient
Attendance: 11,634
Referee: Clément Turpin
19 December 2009
19:00
Saint-Étienne 0 – 0 Marseille
(Report)
16 December 2009
19:00
Marseille 0 – 2 Auxerre
(Report) Goal 40'79' Oliech
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 49,966
Referee: Philippe Malige
18 January 2010
21:00
Bordeaux 1 – 1 Marseille
Mandanda Goal 45+1' (o.g.) (Report) Goal 81' Cheyrou
Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux
Attendance: 32,771
Referee: Laurent Duhamel
20 January 2010
19:00
Marseille 2 – 1 Le Mans
Niang Goal 30'56' (pen) (Report) Goal 16'Le Tallec
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 44,907
Referee: Damien Ledentu
30 January 2010
21:00
Montpellier HSC 2 – 0 Marseille
Aït-Fana Goal 49'
Cheyrou Goal 76' (o.g.)
(Report)
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 29,051
Referee: Fredy Fautrel
7 February 2010
21:00
Marseille 5 – 1 Valenciennes
Lucho Goal 33'
Brandão Goal 43'
Cheyrou Goal 53'
Valbuena Goal 77'
Niang Goal 90+1'
(Report) Goal 66' Sánchez Moreno
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 46,306
Referee: Wilfried Bien
13 February 2010
19:00
AS Monaco 1 – 2 Marseille
Maazou Goal 40' (Report) Goal 37' (pen.) Niang
Goal 89' (o.g.) N'Koulou
Stade Louis II, Monaco
Attendance: 13,063
Referee: Saïd Ennjimi
21 February 2010
17:00
Marseille 3 – 1 Nancy
Niang Goal 10'34'67' (Report) Goal 13' André Luiz
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 47,975
Referee: Clément Turpin
28 February 2010
21:00
Paris Saint-Germain 0 – 3 Marseille
(Report) Goal 15' Ben Arfa
Goal 54' Lucho
Goal 71' Cheyrou
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 43,813
Referee: Antony Gautier
7 March 2010
17:00
Marseille 1 – 1 Lorient
Niang Goal 42' (Report) Goal 64' Koscielny
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 48,290
Referee: Philippe Kalt
13 March 2010
21:00
Toulouse 1 – 1 Marseille
Machado Goal 39' (Report) Goal 30' Brandão
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 27,249
Referee: Saïd Ennjimi
21 March 2010
21:00
Marseille 2 – 1 Lyon
Kaboré Goal 68'
Taiwo Goal 81'
(Report) Goal 80' Gomis
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 52,557
Referee: Fredy Fautrel
4 April 2010
17:00
Marseille 1 – 0 Lens
Brandão Goal 22' (Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 54,839
Referee: Philippe Malige
7 April 2010
19:00
Marseille 3 – 0 Sochaux
Heinze Goal 9'
Ben Arfa Goal 27' (pen)
Koné Goal 90'+1'
(Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 48,198
Referee: Stéphane Bré
11 April 2010
21:00
Marseille 4 – 1 Nice
Koné Goal 42'
Mbia Goal 52'
Valbuena Goal 70'
Diawara Goal 74'
(Report) Faé Goal 90'+2'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 51,229
Referee: Lionel Jaffredo
14 April 2010
Sochaux 0 – 1 Marseille
(Report) Mbia Goal 88'
Stade Auguste Bonal, Montbéliard
Attendance: 19,992
Referee: Wilfried Bien
17 April 2010
19:00
Boulogne 1 – 2 Marseille
Blayac Goal 82' (Report) Valbuena Goal 44'
Taiwo Goal 90' (pen)
25 April 2010
Marseille 1 – 0 Saint-Étienne
Valbuena Goal 6' (Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,056
Referee: Clemente Turpin
2 May 2010
Auxerre 0 – 0 Marseille
(Report)
Stade l'Abbé-Deschamps, Auxerre
Attendance: 20,005
Referee: Herve Piccirillo
5 May 2010
Marseille 3 – 1 Rennais
Heinze Goal 5'
Niang Goal 76'
Lucho Goal 77'
(Report) Goal 38' Briand
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,377
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
8 May 2010
Lille 3 – 2 Marseille
Cabaye Goal 28' (pen.)
de Melo Goal 81'
(Report) Goal 6' Niang
Goal 44' Hilton
Stadium Lille-Metropole, Lille
Attendance: 17,688
Referee: Fred Frautel
15 May 2010
Marseille 2 – 0 Grenoble
Niang Goal 41' (pen.)
Ben Arfa Goal 90'
(Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,808
Referee: Philippe Kalt

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Marseille were put into pot three in group C with two big football giants Real Madrid and A.C. Milan. Marseille started off very bad losing their opening game at home to A.C. Milan. In their next game Marseille also lost by a huge margin, 3-0 to Real Madrid. Marseille had to win games if they are to stay in the Champions league and they did just that winning against the Swiss champions Zürich in both of their away and home match. Marseille still contunied their fine form but failed to get 3 points away at Italy. They could only get one point meaning that they must win their next clash against Real Madrid or else they are in the Europa League and also hope that A.C. Milan lose to Zurich but it was not to be Marseille lost 3-1 to Madrid meaning that they will go into the Europa League as a seeded team.

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Real Madrid 6 4 1 1 15 7 +8 13
Italy Milan 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9
France Marseille 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
Switzerland Zürich 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4

Green = advance to the round of 16.

Purple = Relegated to the Europa League round of 32.

Red = Eliminated from all European competitions

15 September 2009
20:45
Marseille France 1 – 2 Italy Milan
Heinze Goal 49' Report Goal 28'74' Inzaghi
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,434
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

30 September 2009
20:45
Real Madrid Spain 3 – 0 France Marseille
Ronaldo Goal 58'64'
Kaká Goal 61' (pen.)
Report

21 October 2009
20:45
Zürich Switzerland 0 – 1 France Marseille
Report Goal 69' Heinze
Letzigrund, Zürich
Attendance: 22,300
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

3 November 2009
20:45
Marseille France 6 – 1 Switzerland Zürich
Aegerter Goal 3' (o.g.)
Abriel Goal 11'
Niang Goal 51'
Hilton Goal 80'
Cheyrou Goal 87'
Brandão Goal 90'
Report Goal 31' Alphonse
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 56,282
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

25 November 2009
20:45
Milan Italy 1 – 1 France Marseille
Borriello Goal 10' Report Goal 16' Lucho
San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 49,063
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

8 December 2009
20:45
Marseille France 1 – 3 Spain Real Madrid
Lucho Goal 11' Report Goal 5'80' Ronaldo
Goal 60' Albiol
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,722
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Because of Marseille's third-place finish at the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, they were relegated to the Europa League along with other third-place finishers. The draw for the Europa League was made on 18 December 2009, and Marseille went up against Danish champions Copenhagen. Marseille easily went past the Danish champions in the Europa league, but then they had a very hard task ahead of them coming up against the 2008–09 Primeira Liga third place finishers Benfica. After their double 3-1 wins; Marseille are hot favorites to progress to the final 8.

Round of 32[edit]

First leg

18 February 2010
21:05
Copenhagen Denmark 1 – 3 France Marseille
Grønkjær Goal 79' (pen.) Report Niang Goal 72'
Ben Arfa Goal 84'
Kaboré Goal 90'

Second leg

25 February 2010
19:00
Marseille France 3 – 1 Denmark Copenhagen
Ben Arfa Goal 43'
Koné Goal 62'78'
Report Aílton Goal 87'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 27,195
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Marseille won 6–2 on aggregate.

Round of 16[edit]

First leg

11 March 2010
21:05
Benfica Portugal 1 – 1 France Marseille
M. Pereira Goal 76' Report Goal 90' Ben Arfa
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Attendance: 46,635
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Second Leg

18 March 2010
19:00
Marseille France 1 – 2 Portugal Benfica
Niang Goal 70' Report Goal 75' M. Pereira
Goal 90+1' Kardec
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 38,386
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

Marseille started their Coupe de la Ligue campaign in the round of 16 where they came up against a team that they drew with in Ligue 1 but instead they were focased this time and deternmined to stay in this compertation so they beat Saint-Étienne at the very last moment with a Niang goal in the 90+4-minute. In the quarter finals Marseille beat Lille then Toulouse FC after extra time in the semi-finals. For the final, l'OM will play against the winner of the match FC LorientGirondins de Bordeaux.

Round of 16[edit]

13 January 2010
20:45 CET
Saint-Étienne 2 - 3 Marseille
Sako Goal 18'
Bergessio Goal 30'
Goal 28'50' Brandão
Goal 90' Niang

Quarter-finals[edit]

27 January 2010
20:45 CET
Marseille 2 - 1 Lille
Lucho Goal 9'
Valbuena Goal 81'
Report Goal 4' de Melo
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 19,217
Referee: Hervé Piccirillo

Semi-finals[edit]

3 February 2010
20:45 CET
Toulouse 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Marseille
Gignac Goal 59' Report Goal 86'105' Brandão
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance: 26,548
Referee: Lionel Jaffredo

Final[edit]

27 March 2010
20:50 CET
Marseille 3 – 1 Bordeaux
Diawara Goal 60'
Valbuena Goal 67'
Chalmé Goal 77' (o.g.)
Report Goal 84' Sané
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,000
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy

Coupe de France[edit]

Marseille entered the Coupe de France in the round of 64 some other Ligue 1 sides. They won their first game against Trélissac thanks to Ben Arfa and Cheyrou. Marseille's next game in the Coupe de France is against Lens a team that they lost to in 2009–10 Ligue 1. l'OM lost the round of 32 clash being knockout at the same round last season when they lost to Lyon but this time it was against Lens.

Round of 64

Round of 32

23 January 2010
Lens 3 - 1 Marseille
Jemâa Goal 20'45'
Maoulida Goal 57'
Goal 62' Cheyrou
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 27,044
Referee: Pascal Viléo

National selection[edit]

The table shows the players selected to parcitipate in National football matches for their countries. There were lots of International football compertations this season such as the 2010 FIFA World cup qualifications and other things such as the 2010 African Cup of Nations as well as international friendlies. Marseille have players who are often chosen to represent their countries in international football compertations and there are many who were chosen to represent their country in those compertations above.


Number Nation Name Nationality Selections Goals
11 Senegal Mamadou Niang Senegal Senegal 2 2
3 Nigeria Taye Taiwo Nigeria Nigeria 3 0

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Ligue 1

Coupe de la Ligue

Individuals[edit]

Name Number Country Award
Benoît Cheyrou 7 France France 2009–10 Ligue 1 Team of the Year
Lucho Gonzalez 8 Argentina Argentina 2009–10 Ligue 1 top passer
UNFP Player of the Month (February 2010)
Mamadou Niang 9 Senegal Senegal 2009–10 Ligue 1 top goalscorer
2009 Senegalese Player of the Year
2009–10 Ligue 1 Team of the Year
2009–10 Ligue 1 Goal of the Year
Hatem Ben Arfa 10 France France UNFP Player of the Month (February 2010)
Fabrice Abriel 18 France France UNFP Player of the Month (November 2009)
Souleymane Diawara 21 Senegal Senegal 2009–10 Ligue 1 Team of the Year

References[edit]