Saturday August 2 2014
Marseille maul 10-man Chievo

Chievo fell to a 3-1 friendly defeat against Olympique Marseille with Riccardo Meggiorini sent off.

The Flying Donkeys continued their pre-season European tour and, after losing 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund, suffered a heavy result this evening.

Florian Thauvin put OM ahead with a left-footed screamer and Chievo went down to 10 men before half-time thanks to Meggiorini’s two bookable offences in quick succession.

Nicolas N’Koulou doubled the French lead by nodding in a Thauvin corner, but Eugenio Corini’s side refused to give in and Simone Bentivoglio grabbed a consolation strike.

Andre-Pierre Gignac completed the rout late on by making the most of an Andrea Seculin error in the pouring rain.

This was Marseille’s final pre-season test, so they were already in good shape.

Olympique Marseille: Mandanda; Morel, N’Koulou, Romao; Mendy (Sparagna 46), Imbula (Alessandrini 59), Dja Djedje (Abergel 76); Thauvin (Cheyrou 59), Batshuayi (Amalfitano 59), Payet (Gignac 59)

Chievo: Seculin; Sardo, Frey, Zukanovic, Fraga; Radovanovic (Sestu 46), Guana, Mangani (Kupisz 46); Bellomo (Bentivoglio 46); Maxi Lopez (Paloschi 46), Meggiorini

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