Depressing Marseille match undesirable Champions League document


Marseille matched the longest shedding streak in UEFA Champions League historical past with their 3-0 defeat away to Porto in Portugal on Tuesday.

The French membership, who received the inaugural version of the Champions League in 1993, have now misplaced 12 consecutive matches within the competitors to equal the mark set by Belgian aspect Anderlecht between 2003 and 2005.

Moussa Marega gave Porto an early lead behind closed doorways on the Estadio do Dragao earlier than Dimitri Payet blazed a penalty over for Marseille.

He was made to pay as Sergio Oliveira scored from the spot to make it 2-0 for Porto earlier than the half-hour mark and the Colombian Luis Diaz sealed the win for the house aspect with a superb third within the second half.

Marseille, who’re coached by the previous Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas, are nonetheless with out a level after three video games in Group C, having additionally misplaced away to Olympiakos (1-0) and at dwelling to Manchester Metropolis (3-0).

“To be shit within the Champions League you should not less than be in it,” stated Villas-Boas, who led OM to second place in Ligue 1 final season.

“We’re in it and we’re doing shit.”

Marseille’s present run began once they misplaced their final three matches within the 2011/12 competitors, though they did make it to the quarter-finals in that marketing campaign.

Then they misplaced all six group video games within the 2013/14 season earlier than returning to Europe’s elite membership competitors this season after a seven-year absence.




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