The French side has broken the record for the most consecutive defeats in the Champions League following the loss on Wednesday night.
consecutive loss in the competition marked the most consecutive defeats in the competition, passing Anderlecht’s record for the most defeats in a row.
Andre Villas-Boas’ side suffered a 2-0 loss at home against Porto with goals from Zaido Sanusi and Sergio Oliviera, with both sides having a sent off with second yellow cards.
Previously, the record was held by Anderlecht, which marked 12 losses in a row in the competition between 2003 and 2005, while the Ligue 1 side also failed to score a goal in this season’s campaign as well.
We were unlucky,
" Villas-Boas in his Telefoot post-match interview. "
We had a balanced game in the first half but whoever scores first gets the best. We still had no luck with a ball that is blocked by two of our players.
"We tried to make changes very early in the second half to change things but things are not going in our direction.
"Today I have nothing to say about the players. They fought to the end. They want it, we work well but the luck is not with us.
"There might be a foul on the second goal but we showed some naivety and Porto deserves their victory. Skip the Europa League? We can't end like that, we have to finish correctly. We play Olympiacos next week to keep our fate for third place."
Said Villas-Boas on his side’s chances for ending third place.
With two matches remaining, Marseille is at the bottom of the Champion’s league group C’s table. Having two matches remaining, they need a victory in their upcoming match against Olympiacos.
Earlier this month, following the 3-0 loss to Porto in Portugal, Villas-Boas instated at least his team had qualified for the competition, after seven years of absence.
"In order to be sh*t in the Champions League, you have to at least qualify for the Champions League,"
the Portuguese coach said.
"We did it and we are being sh*t
"The record of consecutive defeats? It's a shame that falls upon us."