Marseille 1-2 Monaco: Nene & Park Bag Three Points For Visitors
Brazilian midfielder Nene put the visitors in front at Stade Velodrome after just twenty minutes, firing a fine free kick past Steve Mandanda in the Marseille goal.
The hosts, still reeling from their midweek defeat to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, were slow to start and struggled to find a way back into the game.
Minutes before half-time Monaco were two goals to the good after Korean striker Chu Young Park fired home after good work from Argentine midfielder Alejandro Alonso.
Didier Deschamps words at the break obviously had the desired effect as Marseille began the second half with far greater intensity than the first buy Monaco were equal to the challenge.
Mamadou Niang then gave his side faint hope with a goal four minutes from time and had a glorious chance to rescue a point late on but couldn’t find the crucial finishing touch.