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Stade Velodrome 9th December 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Benoit Millot

Marseille Marseille vs Lorient Lorient

Marseille 0

C Kabore (S/O 38)

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Lorient 3

J Aliadiere (pen 38)
B Corgnet (47)
K Monnet-Paquet (69)

Marseille stunned by Lorient

Last Updated: 09/12/12 6:47pm

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Maxime Barthelme celebrates with Pedrinho

Maxime Barthelme celebrates with Pedrinho

Marseille blew the chance to return to top spot in Ligue 1 in spectacular fashion as Lorient ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Stade Velodrome.

OM have endured a torrid time on home soil in recent weeks, with Sunday's drubbing coming just a fortnight after they shipped four goals in a damaging defeat to title rivals Lyon.

The Stade Velodrome was enveloped in gloom once more today as goals from Jeremie Aliadiere, Benjamin Corgnet and Kevin Monnet-Paquet condemned the Mediterranean club to defeat, with the fans turning their ire against club president Vincent Labrune at the final whistle.

Marseille were hampered by the 38th-minute dismissal of Charles Kabore for the foul that led to Aliadiere opening the scoring from the penalty spot, but even before that turning point the hosts had hardly appeared poised to take the game to a team with just one win in nine prior to kick-off.

Marseille came into the game aware that victory would provisionally take them top ahead of Lyon's encounter with St Etienne later on Sunday night, and they carved out the first chance in the seventh minute when Loic Remy's volley drew a good save from Fabien Audard.

It was Lorient who looked more threatening for the remainder of the half, however, and seven minutes before the break they turned their promise into the lead when Kabore received a second yellow card for a foul in the area on Aliadiere, who picked himself up to stroke home the penalty beyond Steve Mandanda.

Marseille's hopes took a further nosedive on 47 minutes when a poor clearance by their defence fell to Alain Traore, who threaded the ball through for Corgnet to fire thunderously into the roof of the net.

Mandanda limited the damage when he saved well from Monnet-Paquet in the 61st minute, but the OM goalkeeper had no answer seven minutes later when the same player fired the ball low beyond his grasp after good work by Aliadiere.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 32 64
2 Paris St Germain 31 62
3 Monaco 32 58
4 Marseille 33 57
5 St Etienne 32 56
6 Bordeaux 32 54
7 Montpellier 32 49
8 Lille 32 47
9 Rennes 32 45
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 32 41
12 Guingamp 32 39
13 Caen 32 38
14 Bastia 32 37
15 Evian Thonon Gaillar 32 36
16 Lorient 32 35
17 Reims 32 35
18 Toulouse 32 35
19 Metz 31 26
20 RC Lens 32 26