Marseille look to send message at Lyon

PARIS – Olympique Marseille defender Rod Fanni wants the Ligue 1 title-chasers to send a message to the teams breathing down their neck when they face second-placed Olympique Lyon on Sunday

Saturday
PSG    vs    Nancy              18:00   
Valenciennes vs    Lille                  21:00   
AC Ajaccio    vs    Lorient
Troyes    vs    Reims
Evian    vs    Sochaux
Brest    vs    Toulouse

Sunday
Nice    vs    Montpellier     15:00
Bordeaux    vs    Bastia               18:00   
Lyon    vs    Marseille          22:00   

PARIS
– Olympique Marseille defender Rod Fanni wants the Ligue 1 title-chasers to send a message to the teams breathing down their neck when they face second-placed Olympique Lyon on Sunday

Marseille, aiming for a record-equalling 10th title, are third in the table, in the Champions League playoff spot, with 49 points from 27 games.

They lie five points behind leaders Paris St Germain, who reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in 18 years on Wednesday after a 1-1 home draw against Valencia gave them a 3-2 aggregate win.

PSG have a home game against second-from-bottom Nancy on Saturday, and are three points adrift of Lyon.

“Lyon are a direct rival for the podium. This game is an opportunity to send a message to the teams who are chasing us,” Fanni said.

Marseille could rely on Amodou Sougou, who came on as a substitute to set up both goals in the team’s 2-1 comeback win against Troyes last weekend.

“I want to go step by step. It’s not because I was decisive in the previous game that I should start,” Sougou told om.net.

 

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