The footballers of Žilina definitely ended their chance to advance further in the Champions League on November 3, the SITA newswire wrote. It is almost certain that they will end up last in the group and not advance to the next round as they lost their last match against Olympique Marseille 0:7.
After the first match in France, Žilina players promised retaliation on their home field. But the confident French players came to Slovakia to take more points. The first half was fully under the control of Marseille; in the second half Žilina tried to improve but without success.
"To be honest, I did not want to come to the press conference after the match," Pavel Hapal, the MŠK Žilina coach told Sme daily. "Not that I was afraid of the media but it is very difficult for me to evaluate this game. Not just because we lost by this much but also because the guests from Marseille were clearly the better team during the whole match. Today there were also a great number of visitors and great conditions and people had to be incredibly disappointed by the result. Our performance today was very, very weak. …I would like to apologise in this way to our fans.”
Chelsea leads the Group F of the Champions League followed by Olympique Marseille and Spartak Moscow.
Compiled by Dušan Dudík from press reports
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4. Nov 2010 at 14:00