Claudio Ranieri's injury-hit Nantes suffer late loss to Marseille
Nantes manager Claudio Ranieri suffered a second straight defeat on his return to Ligue 1 as the Italian's injury-ravaged team were beaten 1-0 at home by Olympique de Marseille who scored a late goal to snatch the points on Saturday.
Ranieri, back in France after coaching Greece and taking unsung Leicester City to a surprise Premier League title in 2016, had very few options as within the space of 20 minutes, the Canaries lost three players to injuries.
Samuel Moutoussamy, Valentin Rongier and Yacine Bammou all had to come off in the first half.
Nantes' Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri (R) looks on during the French L1 football match between Nantes (FCN) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) on August 12, 2017 at the Beaujoire stadium, in Nantes, western FranceGetty Images
Marseille dominated but Nantes' debutant goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu made a couple of good saves to deny Florian Thauvin and Valere Germain.
The hosts had a good chance on the hour but Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda saved Diego Carlos's attempt with his feet.
In the 87th minute, second-half substitute Ocampos latched onto a cross from Thauvin to give Marseille all three points.
The Provence side are second in the standings on six points, behind Olympique Lyonnais on goal difference, while Nantes are second from bottom after their two defeats.