campaign with a 1-0 loss against Olympiakos. Admittedly, the Greek outfit had home advantage that they managed to use quite effectively. However, the game was not won until the last minute when Koka managed to take the crucial goal. After coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute, the 27-year-old was able to make an instant impact that left little time for Marseille to react.
The result coupled with Manchester City’s win over FC Porto means that Marseille have taken a major setback in their first trophy from the group into the knockout stages. Meanwhile, Olympiakos will have a significant advantage to begin with. The team are up against Porto in the next round and manager Pedro Martins is delighted with the coach from his team.