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Thauvin keeps Marseille in mix for Europe

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Florian Thauvin struck a late winner as Marseille twice came from behind to beat struggling Troyes 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday and stay in the hunt for a Champions League place.

Marseille were reeling after Samuel Grandsir headed Troyes ahead with just 37 seconds gone at the Stade de l’Aube, but Clinton Njie’s scuffed effort soon pulled the visitors level.

Depay stars again as Lyon leapfrog Marseille in Champions League race

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon won 5-0 at Metz on Sunday to climb above Marseille as the two sides fight it out for Champions League qualification in France.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to move into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille, who could only draw 0-0 with Montpellier in the late game.

Depay stars again as Lyon leapfrog Marseille in Champions League race

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon won 5-0 at Metz on Sunday to climb above Marseille as the two sides fight it out for Champions League qualification in France.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to move into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille, who could only draw 0-0 with Montpellier in the late game.

Depay stars again as Lyon boost Champions League bid

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon turned up the pressure in the fight for Champions League qualification in France with a 5-0 win at bottom side Metz on Sunday.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to climb up into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille.

Depay stars again as Lyon boost Champions League bid

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon turned up the pressure in the fight for Champions League qualification in France with a 5-0 win at bottom side Metz on Sunday.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to climb up into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille.

Marseille lose key duo for Leipzig Europa League tie

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille will be without Steve Mandanda and Adil Rami for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final with RB Leipzig on Thursday.

Goalkeeper Mandanda will miss four to six weeks with a torn right thigh muscle while Rami, a central defender, will be out for 10-15 days with a calf injury, the club said on Monday.

Marseille lose key duo for Liepzig Europa League tie

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille will be without Steve Mandanda and Adil Rami for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final with RB Leipzig on Thursday.

Goalkeeper Mandanda will miss four-six weeks with a torn right thigh muscle while Rami, a central defender, will be out for 10-15 days with a calf injury, the club said on Monday.

Ocampos, Payet give Marseille dramatic win at Dijon

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Dijon (France) (AFP) – Lucas Ocampos and Dimitri Payet struck in the final minutes as Marseille claimed a precious 3-1 win at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday to stay on course for a Champions League place.

Valere Germain put Marseille in front 10 minutes before half-time, but the visitors then lost goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to injury for the second time in five matches.

Second Russian arrested for Euro 2016 iron-bar attack on English fan

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Marseille (AFP) – A second Russian man has been arrested and detained in connection with a violent attack on an English football fan who was left partially paralysed after fans fought running battles in Marseille during Euro 2016.

Mikhail Ivkine was detained on March 22 and remains in custody, said lawyers on Friday.

Second Russian arrested for Euro 2016 iron-bar attack on English fan

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Marseille (AFP) – A second Russian man has been arrested and detained in connection with a violent attack on an English football fan who was left partially paralysed after fans fought running battles in Marseille during Euro 2016.

Mikhail Ivkine was detained on March 22 and remains in custody, said lawyers on Friday.

Depay grabs Lyon dramatic win over top-three rivals Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay’s last-gasp winner clinched Lyon a thrilling 3-2 victory at Marseille on Sunday that kept them firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Kostas Mitroglou looked to have snatched Marseille a vital point with an 84th-minute equaliser to make it 2-2, but Depay showed great bravery to nod home in the final minute of normal time.

Depay grabs Lyon dramatic win over top-three rivals Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay’s last-gasp winner clinched Lyon a thrilling 3-2 victory at Marseille on Sunday that kept them firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Kostas Mitroglou looked to have snatched Marseille a vital point with an 84th-minute equaliser to make it 2-2, but Depay showed great bravery to nod home in the final minute of normal time.

Russian detained in Marseille for Euro 2016 hooliganism

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Marseille (AFP) – A Russian was taken into custody in Marseille on Monday in connection with an attack that left an English football fan in a serious condition after fighting at the Euro 2016 football tournament.

The 31-year-old, originally arrested in Germany in February, will face trial in connection with a mass attack that left a fan with permanent damage after he was hit with a chair, and is under provisional custody, state prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux told AFP.

Russian detained in Marseille for Euro 2016 hooliganism

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Marseille (AFP) – A Russian was taken into custody in Marseille on Monday in connection with an attack that left an English football fan in a serious condition after fighting at the Euro 2016 football tournament.

The 31-year-old, originally arrested in Germany in February, will face trial in connection with a mass attack that left a fan with permanent damage after he was hit with a chair, and is under provisional custody, state prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux told AFP.

Mitroglou grabs Marseille winner as Lyon end barren run

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Paris (AFP) – Kostas Mitroglou made an instant impact off the bench with the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory at Toulouse on Sunday, while Lyon defeated Caen 1-0 to halt a run of six matches without a win in Ligue 1.

Lucas Ocampos, the two-goal hero in Marseille’s 3-1 Europa League last 16, first leg win over Athletic Bilbao on Thursday, was again on target in Toulouse as he forced home a 10th-minute opener.

Thauvin strikes late to rescue Marseille draw with Nantes

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin struck deep into injury-time to snatch Marseille a 1-1 draw with Nantes on Sunday that keeps them five points clear of Lyon in the race for the Champions League.

Rudi Garcia’s OM had a chance to move seven points clear in the third and final slot for next season’s Champions League, after fourth-placed Lyon’s 1-1 draw at Montpellier.

After Neymar, PSG now sweat on Mbappe for Real

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Paris (AFP) – As if losing Neymar wasn’t bad enough, Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of overturning their 3-1 Champions League deficit to Real Madrid took another blow on Wednesday when striker Kylian Mbappe picked up an ankle injury in the 3-0 French Cup quarter-final win over Marseille.

Di Maria double sinks Marseille to soften Neymar blow

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria grabbed two goals as Paris Saint-Germain downed fierce rivals Marseille 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup semi-finals, hours after the club confirmed Neymar will undergo surgery on his fractured foot.

The Argentina international replaced the injured Neymar in the starting line-up at the Parc des Princes and struck the opening goal in first-half stoppage time.

Di Maria double sinks Marseille to soften Neymar blow

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria grabbed two goals as Paris Saint-Germain downed fierce rivals Marseille 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup semi-finals, hours after the club confirmed Neymar will undergo surgery on his fractured foot.

The Argentina international replaced the injured Neymar in the starting line-up at the Parc des Princes and struck the opening goal in first-half stoppage time.

Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, doubt to face Real Madrid

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday’s win over Marseille, the Ligue 1 leaders announced on Monday.

The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6.

Neymar injury mars PSG victory over Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar was worryingly stretchered off with an ankle injury on Sunday, marring Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory over Marseille that increased their Ligue 1 lead to 14 points.

Just 10 days before the French leaders’ Champions League last 16, second leg against Real Madrid, there was concern over the world’s most expensive player as Neymar was carried off 10 minutes from time.

Marseille’s Pele will attempt to shut out PSG’s superstar

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Marseille (AFP) – His famous namesake was the “King of Football”, but Marseille backup goalkeeper Yohann Pele will take a reputation as the “Prince of the clean sheet” into his encounter with the potent Paris Saint-Germain attack.

Steve Mandanda has not recovered from his thigh injury so the “Albatross,” as Pele is known, will start at Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Neymar fit for PSG squad against Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar has been named in the Paris Saint-Germain squad to face arch-rivals Marseille on Sunday, despite missing Friday’s training session with illness.

PSG coach Unai Emery had said that Neymar was “ill”, but that he hoped he would be fit for the Ligue 1 match at the Parc des Princes.

‘Ill’ Neymar misses PSG training ahead of Marseille clash

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France) (AFP) – Brazilian star Neymar missed training on Friday because, said Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery, he was “ill”.

PSG play bitter rivals Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday at the Parc des Princes.

“Today he was ill,” Emery said. “I hope Neymar will be well enough to train tomorrow and will be ready for Sunday, but we will wait.

PSG focused on Real Madrid despite Marseille double-header

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery says his side will be using two upcoming matches against arch-rivals Marseille at the Parc des Princes as preparation for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

PSG’s games with Marseille are usually the biggest fixtures on the French footballing calendar, but Spaniard Emery insists that Sunday’s Ligue 1 match and next week’s French Cup quarter-final come second to trying to keep alive their European dream.

Thauvin boosts Marseille as Lyon lose more ground

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin extended his brilliant run of goalscoring form to earn Marseille a 1-0 win over a resurgent Bordeaux on Sunday and reinforce their push for Champions League football next season.

Thauvin headed in a corner from Dimitri Payet on 35 minutes at the Velodrome to match last season’s career-best return of 15 league goals and keep Marseille within a point of Monaco in second.

Thauvin boosts Marseille as Lyon lose more ground

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin extended his brilliant run of goalscoring form to earn Marseille a 1-0 win over a resurgent Bordeaux on Sunday and reinforce their push for Champions League football next season.

Thauvin headed in a corner from Dimitri Payet on 35 minutes at the Velodrome to match last season’s career-best return of 15 league goals and keep Marseille within a point of Monaco in second.

Netflix-funded banner sparks row at Marseille game

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Marseille (AFP) – Plans for a group of Marseille supporters to unfurl a giant banner at Sunday’s French league game at home to Bordeaux were scrapped after rival fans objected to Netflix financing its production.

The global streaming service giant reportedly stumped up between 20,000 and 30,000 euros ($25,000-$37,000) to cover the costs while seeking to promote the second season of its “Marseille” television series.

Blazing Marseille attack draws attention from Paris stars

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille open the Ligue 1 weekend by taking one of the hottest attacks in Europe to the fortress of one of their ancient rivals, Saint-Etienne.

Marseille’s motto is “Straight to goal” and they are living up to it in 2018 with 27 goals scored in all competitions since the start of the year as they have risen to second in the table.

Blazing Marseille attack draws attention from Paris stars

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille open the Ligue 1 weekend by taking one of the hottest attacks in Europe to the fortress of one of their ancient rivals, Saint-Etienne.

Marseille’s motto is “Straight to goal” and they are living up to it in 2018 with 27 goals scored in all competitions since the start of the year as they have risen to second in the table.

Evra, kicked out of Marseille, joins West Ham on free transfer

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London (AFP) – West Ham signed former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra on a free transfer on Wednesday, with the Frenchman set to link up again with former boss David Moyes.

Evra has won multiple league titles and the Champions League in an illustrious career but his spell at Marseille ended abruptly in November after he launched a kung-fu kick at a supporter.

Arsenal

Europa League Semi-Final Draw: Arsenal To Take On Atletico Madrid In Almighty Clash Of The Favourites

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The Europa League semi-final has been performed at UEFA HQ over in Nyon and it's official: Arsenal's reward for stumbling past CSKA in the quarters is a big last-four double-header against fellow favourites Atletico Madrid.

The Gunners had to tussle back from two goals down to salvage a draw out in Moscow (thus maintaining their flawless record of having never won a competitive match on Russian soil) but a late goal from Aaron Ramsey was enough to spirit them into the semi-final pot.

Europa League draw Live – Arsenal tough task confirmed!

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The European draws are set to take place this morning as we anxiously await news on who we will have to beat to reach the final of the Europa League, and Atletico Madrid remain the team to avoid for Arsenal. The Spanish giants have made two Champions League finals in recent seasons, and deserve their [.

News roundup: U.S. women thrash Mexico, Union’s bus program, and Earnie moving on?

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Europa League Quarterfinal Draw Result 2018- Arsenal v CSKA & Atletico vs Sporting

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Arsenal's reward for seeing off AC Milan in the round of 16 is a quarterfinal tie against Russian side CSKA Moscow. The draw for the EL quarterfinals were made today (March 16, 2018), just after the Champions League quarterfinal draw was conducted. Arsenal's hopes of playing CL football next season will probably require the Gunners [.

Europa League Quarter-Final Draw: Arsenal To Face CSKA Moscow In Repeat Of 2007’s ‘Polonium Derby’

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Hot on the heels of the Champions League quarter-final draw, UEFA have also coughed up the four ties that will constitute the last-eight bracket of the Europa League.

After pasting AC Milan in the round of 16, Arsenal have landed a perfectly winnable double-header against CSKA Moscow, even if it does entail an English club making a trip to Russia during a time of tense international diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Ligue 1

52-year-old linked with Everton job, previous experience with Man Utd could be key

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Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Lauren Blanc has been linked with Everton.

Blanc has been out of the game since exiting PSG back in 2016, but French media outlet le10sport has claimed he is ready to return to management.

Marseille and Chelsea have also been mentioned as possible destinations for the 52-year-old.

Super Saiyan: PSG Fans Unfurl Gigantic ‘Dragonball Z’ Tifo Ahead Of Le Classique Derby Against Marseille (Photos & Video)

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PSG fans went all out to create a forboding tifo ahead of Sunday night's Le Classique derby match with Marseille.

Indeed, the Parisians opted for a Dragonball Z theme, hoisting a giant image of Goku up in front of the Parc des Princes terrace while foil flags and flares were deployed behind.

West Ham want physically imposing Newcastle target, would be a quality signing

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West Ham United are interested in signing the highly rated Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa this summer.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been excellent for the French club this season and he would be a very good addition to most midtable teams in the Premier League.

According to reports, Newcastle United are keeping tabs on the player as well and they could make a move in summer.

The Rest

Europa League: Dimitri Payet Helps Send Marseille Through To Semis With Beautiful Outside-Of-The-Boot Strike Against RB Leipzig (Photos & Video)

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On yet another night of continental thrills and spills, Marseille and RB Leipzig unarguably provided the most topsy-turvy encounter by knocking out a ludicrous seven-goal bonanza at the Stade Velodrome.

The French side came into the game trailing 1-0 from the first leg but by 'eck did they redress the balance in the second.