Aug 11, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Stade du Roudourou
Yatabare (75')
Sordon (81'), Lemaitre (85')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Gignac (2'), Payet (5', 16')
Payet (20'), N'Koulou (43'), Romao (73'), Ayew (78')

Live Commentary: Guingamp 1-3 Marseille - as it happened

Live Commentary: Guingamp 1-3 Marseille - as it happened
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Sports Mole brings you live coverage from Ligue 1 where Guingamp host Marseille.

Guingamp host Marseille in their opening match of the new Ligue 1 season at the Municipal du Roudourou.

Jocelyn Gourvennec's side finished second in Ligue 2 last year to earn promotion to the French top tier.

L'OM will be looking to try to compete for the title having finished runners-up last term.

The match kicks off at 8pm.

9.59pmThat's all from me, thanks for joining me for this weekend's Ligue 1 action. Until next time, it's goodbye.

9.59pmThat win moves Marseille up to third in the table, while Guingamp slump to 16th after one game.

9.57pmMatch statistics:

Shots 14
On target 6
Possession 44%
Corners 8
Fouls 14

Shots 16
On target 7
Possession 56%
Corners 3
Fouls 19

9.56pmThree goals in the opening 16 minutes won it for the away side, with a Payet brace coming after Gignac's opener. Yatabare pulled one back in the second half for the hosts after he had earlier had his penalty saved by Mandanda.

9.55pmSo Marseille get off to a winning start as they look to challenge for the Ligue 1 title, while Guingamp will need to improve on their defending if they are to avoid relegation from France's top tier.

90+3 minFULL TIME: Guingamp 1-3 Marseille

90+2 minThe game has gone really quiet now. Guingamp have accepted defeat.

90 minThere will be three minutes of added time to play.

88 minCHANCE! Guingamp have another opportunity that they should do better with as Diallo heads over from a nice Langil cross.

85 minYELLOW CARD Lemaitre is the latest player to go into the book.

84 minValbuena takes a free kick for Marseille and it's woeful. It flies over everyone is the box and out of play. The quality of this game isn't anything special at the moment.

83 minYELLOW CARD Just to confirm, Jeremy Sordon was given a booking a few moments ago for Guingamp.

81 minMARSEILLE CHANGE Dimitri Payet is replaced having netted a brace on his debut for the club, Morgan Amalfitano is his replacement.

80 minMarseille's defending has been poor tonight. Diawara, N'Koulou and Mandanda are almost trying to shoot themselves in the foot.

78 minYELLOW CARD Andre Ayew goes into the book after a nasty challenge Langil.

77 minSurely Guingamp can't come back? Can they?

75 minGuingamp have the goal they deserve but they get it after some terrible defending from Marseille. N'Koulou messes about with it inside his own box and is dispossessed by Lemaitre, who squares it for Yatabare to tap in.

75 minGOAL! Guingamp 1-3 Marseille (Mustapha Yatabare)

73 minYELLOW CARD Romao goes into the book for Marseille.

72 minCHANCE! Another chance goes begging for Guingamp as Martins Pereira blazes an effort from an acute angle on the left of the box over the bar. He took too long to get his shot away.

70 minGUINGAMP CHANGE Younousse Sankhare makes way for Fatih Atik.

70 minMARSEILLE CHANGE Andre-Pierre Gignac is brought off by Baup as Jordan Ayew makes his way onto the field.

68 minDiawara almost allows Guingamp in at goal then after stuffing up from a Langil cross, but Mandanda is on hand to bail him out.

65 minAt the moment, it does seem more likely that Marseille would get a fourth goal rather than the hosts pull one back.

64 minValbuena again tries his luck with a strike at goal, but he is frustrated by a Guingamp block.

60 minCHANCE! Andre Ayew, who played his part in the Marseille goals in the first half, has shot on goal and gets a lot of power behind it, but Samassa manages to hold onto it.

58 minDespite that penalty miss, Guingamp have looked a lot better since half time. Bringing on Diallo has resulted in a five-man midfield which is seemingly containing the Marseille attack. Payet and Valbuena have both had recent shots blocked by the alert Guingamp defence, which is more than what you could say for their first-half performance.

53 minIt just isn't Guingamp's day. Yatabare steps up to take the spot kick and hits it towards the corner, but Mandanda dives to his right and pushes the ball past the post. Still 3-0.


52 minWhat a start to the half this could be from Guingamp. They've been far better since coming out after the break and have been on the attack the hold time. Diawara is the guilty party as he brings down his man.


46 minGUINGAMP CHANGE A half-time substitution from Gourvennec as he takes off Giresse and brings on Diallo.

46 minKICK OFF! We're back underway.

9.05pmThe two sides are back out and we're ready to go for this second half.

8.53pmMatch statistics:

Shots 7
On target 3
Possession 45%
Corners 3
Fouls 4

Shots 9
On target 6
Possession 55%
Corners 2
Fouls 9

8.50pmGuingamp have had chances, but their defending has been dire. Equally they could be four or five down, but for now, it's 3-0.

8.50pmSo the referee brings an end to a first half that Guingamp will want to forget in a hurry. A dreadful start from them allowed Gignac and Payet to give Marseille a two-goal lead inside five minutes, before the latter added his second 10 minutes later.

45+1 minFULL TIME: Guingamp 0-3 Marseille

45 minThere will be an extra minute to play in this first half.

45 minGuingamp starting to come forward a bit more, but are a bit over eager when it comes to making the final run as Yatabare is flagged offside.

43 minYELLOW CARD N'Koulou goes into the book for Marseille.

41 minCHANCE! It's very nearly 4-0 as Valbuena and Payet combine well, with the former sidefooting the ball wide of the post on the return of a one-two.

37 minGuingamp are starting to challenge a bit more now, and have just been denied a goal back following an offside decision, which was the correct call. Beauvue is chipped in and heads into the back of the net, despite Mandanda getting a hand to the ball. However, Beauvue looks gutted as he sees the linesman's flag raised on the near side.

34 minCHANCE! What a goal this would have been from Valbuena. Rod Fanni pings in a great cross from the right, and Valbuena manages to hold off his marker and unleash a wonderful overhead kick which is tipped over by Samassa. Brilliant and so unlucky from the little midfielder.

33 minMarseille have a great chance for a fourth as Valbuena finds himself unmarked in the box. However, Gignac's cross is bad and goes high over the contingent in the penalty area.

29 minWell well well. Marseille perhaps should have just been awarded a penalty after Gignac was brought down by Kerbrat on the left side of the penalty area. It's a clear foul and Gignac is livid, but I can only imagine that it was his reaction that cost him the decision. He did perhaps make a slight meal of it, but not much.

27 minGuingamp are nearly in from the corner as Mandanda comes to collect the ball but makes a complete hash of it and misses it. Luckily for him, his defenders can bail him out.

25 minMarseille only managed to score 42 Ligue 1 goals last year, they're already on the way to doing better than that.

23 minGignac nearly finds his way through again as Samassa stands still in front of him, but the defender is there to clear away the danger.

20 minYELLOW CARD Payet picks up a booking to go alongside his brace in this opening 20 minutes.

19 minThat third goal actually came after a decent spell of play for Guingamp, and given their chances it could have been 2-2. However, the game already looks as if it is done and dusted, and with the way that the home side are defending, it could get embarrassing.

17 minThis is unreal. Again, it's terrible defending from Guingamp and Marseille forced the ball into the back of the net at the third time of asking. Mendy put in a cross from the left which the hosts failed to deal with, before Valbuena drilled a shot at Samassa, but again he could only push to ball to Payet who was in the right place at the right time to score his second and Marseille's third.

16 minGOAL! Guingamp 0-3 Marseille (Dimitri Payet)

11 minNeedless to say, it's been a very poor start from Guingamp who desperately need to wake up.

9 minGuingamp has a free kick in a good position on the right, but the ball is swung in far too close to Mandanda, who easily collects the ball.

8 minGignac is currently off the field which has interrupted play for a few moments. After a bit of treatment the big man is able to rejoin the action.

7 minCHANCE! Guingamp finally managed to get a foot in the match and they mount an attack of their own. The ball falls to Yatabare, but his finish is dreadfully off target.

6 minWhat a blistering start from Marseille, and this game could be over inside six minutes. Andre Ayew is again the provider but it is poor defending from Guingamp. Ayew's cross is watched by no less than five of the home side's defenders as Payet comes in to double Marseille's lead on his debut.

5 minGOAL! Guingamp 0-2 Marseille (Dimitri Payet)

3 minThat didn't take long! The ball is played out to Andre Ayew on the left and he unleashes a decent enough shot which is stopped by Samassa, but he can only parry the ball into the path of Gignac who is on hand to tap in the opener.

2 minGOAL! Guingamp 0-1 Marseille (Andre-Pierre Gignac)

0 minKICK OFF! We're underway at Stade du Roudourou.

8.02pmGuingamp are wearing their maroon shirts with black short and maroon socks, while Marseille are sporting their all white kit.

7.59pmThe two sides have just entered the field the Stade du Roudourou.

7.58pmMARSEILLE BENCH: Samba, Abdallah, Mendes, Amalfitano, Cheyrou, Kadir, Ayew

7.57pmGUINGAMP BENCH: Assembe, Leveque, Sankoh, Diallo, Alioui, Atik, Douniama

7.56pmTime for the substitutes news...

7.53pmThey may be the underdogs for the match, but Guingamp are currently on a 17-match unbeaten streak at the 18,000-capacity home. Tough first trip for Marseille.

7.52pmImbula his making his debut for his new club against his old club, after the 20-year-old helped guide Guingamp return to the top flight for the first time since 2004.

7.50pmFellow young stars Benjamin Mendy and Giannelli Imbula also start at left-back and defensive midfield respectively.

7.49pmElie Baup picks a strong team for his side's opening match of the season which includes new £20m signing Dimitri Payet from Lille. He features out on the right flank and is one of the most highly-regarded young talents in French football.

7.46pmMARSEILLE XI: Mandanda, Fanni, Diawara, N'Koulou, Mendy, Romao, Imbula Wanga, Payet, Valbuena, Ayew, Gignac

7.46pmAnd now for Marseille...

7.45pmSo Jocelyn Gourvennec, who is against his former club tonight, fields much of the same side who got Guingamp into the French top tier. Keep an eye out for rapid forward Thibault Giresse and creative midfielder Lionel Mathis.

7.43pmGUINGAMP XI: Samassa, Lemaitre, Pereira, Sorbon, Beauvue, Kerbrat, Langil, Mathis, Sankhare, Giresse, Yatabare

7.41pmRight, let's bring you some team news.

7.40pmWhile many would point to an away win for this match, these two sides did meet last season and Marseille were only able to come away with a 2-1 win after extra time in the cup.

7.38pmThis match pits together two sides who have completely different aspirations for the season. Guingamp, having won promotion from Ligue 2 last year, will be hoping to try to survive in the French top tier, whereas Marseille will be targeting finishing the campaign as champions.

7.37pmHello and welcome to part two of Sports Mole's French double bill as Guingamp host Marseille in the final Ligue 1 match of the weekend.

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