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Valenciennes end Marseille's perfect start

Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 23.08CET
Victorious in their first six games, Olympique de Marseille's stunning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an abrupt end as they succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Valenciennes FC.

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Published: Sunday 30 September 2012, 23.08CET

Valenciennes end Marseille's perfect start

Victorious in their first six games, Olympique de Marseille's stunning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an abrupt end as they succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Valenciennes FC.

Olympique de Marseille's flawless start to the Ligue 1 season ended in spectacular fashion after they suffered a chastening 4-1 defeat at Valenciennes FC.

OM became the first team since AS Monaco FC in 1960/61 to triumph in each of their first six Ligue 1 games but their spirits were dampened on 16 minutes when Valenciennes took the lead courtesy of Gaël Danic's superb free-kick. Danic turned provider 11 minutes before the break for Anthony Le Tallec to make it two, and Foued Kadir capitalised on Steve Mandanda's misplaced pass to compound OM's misery.

Things got worse for Élie Baup's side after half-time when Le Tallec doubled his tally with a perfectly placed header, and they had to wait until added time for Jordan Ayew to conjure a consolation. 

Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais lost their unbeaten league record as FC Girondins de Bordeaux caused a shock at the Stade de Gerland. Second-half strikes from Benoît Trémoulinas and Cheick Diabaté made the difference in a 2-0 victory for Francis Gillot's men, who have yet to be beaten this term. Elsewhere, AS Saint-Étienne are without a win in three league matches after being held to a goalless draw at home to Stade de Reims Champagne.

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Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/07/2013 16:49 CET

06/10/2013

MarseilleMarseille21:00PSGPSG
Venue: Marseille

05/10/2013

BastiaBastia20:00LorientLorient
Venue: Bastia

05/10/2013

BordeauxBordeaux20:00SochauxSochaux
Venue: Bordeaux

05/10/2013

GuingampGuingamp20:00RennesRennes
Venue: Guingamp

05/10/2013

LOSCLOSC20:00AjaccioAjaccio
Venue: Lille

05/10/2013

MonacoMonaco20:00St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne
Venue: Monaco

05/10/2013

MontpellierMontpellier20:00LyonLyon
Venue: Montpellier

05/10/2013

NantesNantes20:00ÉvianÉvian
Venue: Nantes

05/10/2013

ToulouseToulouse20:00NiceNice
Venue: Toulouse

05/10/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes20:00ReimsReims
Venue: Valenciennes

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