Didier Deschamps' side, in a sparsely populated Stade Vélodrome, a Brandao firing on all cylinders, some goalkeeper statistics... These are the talking points after OM's qualification for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France.
Did Didier Deschamps rest players?
Not really, almost not at all. Aside from replacing Steve Mandanda with Gennaro Bracigliano and the return of Mathieu Valbuena, suspended against Lyon, who came in for Charles Kaboré, the starting XI was the same as that which started against OL.
With the postponement of last weekend's Ligue 1 match against Evian-TG, Les Olympiens hadn't played in a week and a half. They needed a run, especially ahead of next Wednesday's Champions League clash. Once the result was in the bag, however, the boss brought off Valbuena, Remy and Brandao.
What was the atmosphere like in the Stade Vélodrome?
With the two end stands shut, a Ganay Stand with the supporter groups and a Jean Bouin Stand with plenty of supporters for both teams, the atmosphere for this Coupe de France last 16 clash at the Stade Vélodrome was… original.
In the Ganay Stand, the Marseille supporters did what they could with all their usual banners collected at the foot of the tribune. They even launched an 'Aux Armes' chant to which the Jean-Bouin stand responded!
The Bourg-Péronnas supporters made the most of their trip with flags in the club colours, horns and chants (Allez les Bleus!) throughout the match...
How many goals has Brandao scored since he's been back with Marseille?
He has been OM's most efficient marksman in 2012. The Brazilian can't stop scoring. He has now scored against Le Havre, Nice, Lyon and twice against Bourg-Péronnas. Brandao has netted five goals sicne his return. In February, he has scored four of OM's seven goals!
How many goals has Gennaro Bracilgiano conceded since signing for OM?
Bourg-Péronnas' 77th-minute goal was the first! The back-up 'keeper, who signed for the club last summer has played three competitive matches, all in the domestic Cups: 4-0 v Lens; 3-0 v Caen and now against Bourg Péronnas. In 270 minutes of football he has only once picked the ball out of his own net.