Marseille keep feet on ground after shock Anfield win

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PARIS, Oct 4 (Reuters) Olympique Marseille are not getting carried away despite their stunning 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League.

A second-half strike from Mathieu Valbuena saw Marseille become the first French side to win at Liverpool and gave the Ligue 1 team top spot in Group A yesterday.

Marseille have a maximum of six points from two matches while Liverpool, who played two of the last three finals in Europe's premium club competition, are third with one point.

''We were well organised, we have followed the coach's instructions,'' midfielder Benoit Cheyrou told the club's Web site (www.om.net) today.

''We did not want to be simple pushovers and we have showed we were not. It's a good result for the rest of the season.

''But we must not get carried away'', added Cheyrou.

New coach Eric Gerets, who took over from the sacked Albert Emon last week following poor performances in Ligue 1, could not dream of a better start.

''I am proud of the players,'' he said.

''They have made a few technical mistakes but very few tactical errors.'' Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, deputising for the injured Cedric Carasso, said Marseille were off to a good start but there was work still to be done.

''We have had a perfect start with six points from two games but we have not qualified yet,'' he added.

''We will have to grab some more points and win at home.'' Marseille next play FC Porto, who snatched a last-gap 1-0 victory at Besikats yesterday.

REUTERS BJR RK1604

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