The referee checks his watch and blows his whistle to signal the end of this match.
NO PENALTY! Referee Frank Schneider has quickly reversed his decision to award a penalty after a VAR review. The Nimes players are incensed.
There's some confusion. Looks like the ref is going to review the penalty decision to Nimes using VAR. Let's see what happens.
Clinton N'Jie (Marseille) steadies himself on the edge of the box and releases a precise effort on goal that just narrowly sails past the right post.
Baptiste Guillaume (Nimes) feels very aggrieved after the referee stops play for a foul that he commits while in possession of the ball.
The fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
Sada Thioub (Nimes) gets on the ball and beats an opponent, but his run is stopped by the referee Frank Schneider who sees an offensive foul.
Umut Bozok (Nimes) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
It is time for a substitution. Morgan Sanson (Marseille) is on for Dimitri Payet.
Goal! Teji Savanier (Nimes) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Steve Mandanda into the bottom left corner.
Teji Savanier (Nimes) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) handles the ball inside the penalty area. The referee blows his whistle and awards Nimes a penalty after chaos inside the box.
Here is a change. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) is going off and Rudi Garcia gives the last tactical orders to Clinton N'Jie.
Bernard Blaquart has decided to make a change. Umut Bozok (Nimes) replaces Antonin Bobichon.
Teji Savanier (Nimes) takes the corner kick but the ball only finds the head of an opponent.
Sada Thioub (Nimes) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. The linesman points to the corner flag, Nimes are going to take it.
Teji Savanier (Nimes) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets a head on it and intercepts.
Nimes take a short corner kick.
Jordan Ferri (Nimes) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. Nimes have a corner.
Goal! Luiz Gustavo (Marseille) picks up the ball from a rebound and from the edge of the box he unleashes a shot into the top right corner. It's 2:0.
The resulting corner is whipped in by Dimitri Payet and Valere Germain (Marseille) is left unmarked to plant a precise header into the top of the net. The score is 1:0.
Dimitri Payet (Marseille) takes the ball to the corner flag and sends it into the box.
A substitution has been made. Faitout Maouassa goes off and Gaetan Paquiez (Nimes) comes on.
The defensive wall stood firm and easily blocked the powerfully hit free kick from Florian Thauvin (Marseille) on the edge of the box. The referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Marseille will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
Faitout Maouassa (Nimes) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Frank Schneider had an easy-decision to make.
Marseille are playing possession football and controlling the game at present. They are exchanging inch-perfect passes from player to player, making it difficult for the opposition to win the ball.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Controversy and anger as Nemanja Radonjic (Marseille) has a goal ruled out, incredibly, for offside.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Baptiste Guillaume (Nimes) will replace Rachid Alioui.
Nemanja Radonjic (Marseille) is disappointed with himself because he got into a good area but produced a poor cross. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Nimes.
Dimitri Payet (Marseille) makes a bad challenge and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Luiz Gustavo (Marseille) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of one of his teammates.
After what seems an eternity, referee Frank Schneider decides there was an offside after using VAR to review the goal! NO GOAL for Marseille, play to continue.
Goal for Marseille! But that looked like offside in the build-up play and the referee is going to take a look using VAR.
Teji Savanier (Nimes) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic from the opposition and they easily clear.
Referee Frank Schneider blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half and the players are now heading to their respective dressing rooms.
2 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Frank Schneider blows his whistle and signals a foul after Bouna Sarr (Marseille) brought his opponent down. There is a free kick near the sideline to Nimes.
Luiz Gustavo (Marseille) decided to surprise the goalkeeper with a quick shot from the edge of the box, but his effort came back off the left post!
Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) outjumps the defence to meet the resulting corner and heads the ball towards the top of the net. The long-range header is not powerful enough, and the keeper comfortably makes a save.
Dimitri Payet (Marseille) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will send the ball into the penalty box.
A promising move ends with a clever pass to Florian Thauvin (Marseille), who hits a first-time shot at goal that rises just over the bar.
Dimitri Payet (Marseille) takes a direct free kick.
Teji Savanier (Nimes) jumps into a tackle and Frank Schneider blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick has been awarded to Marseille.
Problems for Rudi Garcia as Mario Balotelli is not able to play anymore. His injury is too serious and Valere Germain (Marseille) replaces him.
Mario Balotelli (Marseille) is down injured and the referee stops play so that he can receive medical treatment.
Denis Bouanga (Nimes) places a shot from the edge of the box towards the top right corner, but Steve Mandanda makes a terrific save to deny him. Nice play all round!
Dimitri Payet (Marseille) creates himself some space and attempts to put the ball into the box. However, the defender gets an important foot in to clear.
The resulting corner from Dimitri Payet (Marseille) is cleared by the defence.
Paul Bernardoni pulls off a great save to deny Nemanja Radonjic (Marseille), who makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick shot to the right side of the goal. Marseille will take a corner kick.
Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Frank Schneider didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Nemanja Radonjic (Marseille) spurns a great opportunity from inside the 6-yard box. The ball flies narrowly wide of the left post.
A yellow card for a tackle by Teji Savanier (Nimes). Frank Schneider doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
Marseille have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Florian Thauvin (Marseille) finds some space inside the box and gets in a strike, but the shot is brilliantly blocked by one of the defending players sliding in. It will be a corner kick for Marseille.
Mario Balotelli (Marseille) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
Mario Balotelli (Marseille) is being forced to leave the pitch in order to receive medical treatment and his team will play with a man short for a few minutes.
Nimes take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Jordan Ferri (Nimes) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The referee blows his whistle, Nimes are awarded a corner kick.
Frank Schneider blows his whistle as Florian Miguel (Nimes) used excessive force in the tackle during an attack.
Teji Savanier (Nimes) looks like he will be the one to try and deliver a quality ball into the penalty box from the corner kick.
Sada Thioub (Nimes) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent's defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it. The ball is out of play and Nimes manage to earn a corner.
Mario Balotelli (Marseille) found himself in a promising position. He ran towards the goal and unleashed a shot from just outside the penalty area which went towards the middle of the goal, but the goalkeeper was ready and made a decent save.
Frank Schneider blows his whistle and it's Mario Balotelli (Marseille) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
Flag up against Florian Thauvin (Marseille). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
The first half has just begun.
Marseille will kick-off.
Frank Schneider will officiate today.
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