Marcelo Bielsa signed Michy Batshuayi from Belgian side Standard Liège. Bielsa obviously saw great potential in the player, but he could only feature sporadically due to Andre-Pierre Gignac being in such impressive form. Even then, Batshuayi scored seven goals in the league (in 881 minutes). That is absolutely incredible for a young striker. Andre Pierre 

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Florin Thauvin is only 22, but he would have already learned just how fine the margins in football are. The French winger, making his Newcastle debut against Manchester United as a 69th minute substitute, was agonisingly close to registering immediate heroics as he was inches away from meeting Papiss Cisse’s teasing ball into the box 

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Things at Marseille have gone from bad to worse. The club has lost the core of players that helped the club mount a title challenge for large parts of last season. And now, things have gone further downhill as Marcelo Bielsa suddenly and surprisingly decided to leave the club. The losses of Dimitri Payet, Andre 

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Javier Manquillo was headed on loan to Marseille a year back. But Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool came in the fray for the youngster and soon after, news broke that the Reds had agreed a deal for a two year loan for the Atletico Madrid right back. Not much was expected from the youngster 

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Le Presidente returns to the Stade Velodrome as manager of the Les Parisiens.  When Laurent Blanc was chosen to replace Carlo Ancelotti, eyebrows were raised across France at Marseille. Tomorrow, it will be no different as high flying PSG come to the Velodrome to take on L’OM. Both clubs enjoyed mixed fortunes in their European 

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A hard fought draw against an abstruse Sunderland team saw Arsene Wenger’s team exit the Stadium of Light with all three points in the bag. The Gunners started the game brightly, and barely 10 minutes into the half, debutant Mesut Ozil teed Oliver Giroud to fire Arsenal to an early lead. The German international was 

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It was another fine season in Le Championnat, with various stories, headlines, sub-plots and the customary English media infatuation with David Beckham and Joey Barton crossing the channel to ply their trade with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille respectively. While neither – and especially the latter – will feature in the team of the 

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Olympique de Marseilles fans walked away from the live football online action Stade Velodrome last Sunday evening with a slight air of disappointment despite their 2-2 draw with super-rich Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain. Although top of the table heading into the game, Marseilles were seen as relative underdogs in the light of PSG’s expected 

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Five wins from the opening five — a club record and quite the statement of intent from Marseille who dominated at Nancy but somehow failed to convert any of their first-half chances. The breakthrough came just before the hour courtesy of the Ayew brothers — André crossing for Jordan — and it turned out to 

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Right then — Ligue 1. It’s a bit interesting now, isn’t it? With some very big money arrivals, and equally expensive departures, people seem to be starting to take the French league seriously. While Eden Hazard’s early form at Chelsea has shown the league isn’t as weak as many would have you think, the arrival 

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Reports in France suggest that an agreement was meet on a transfer fee between Marseille and Champions League holders Chelsea for right back Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea had been tracking Azpilicueta for the majority of last season and raised their interest on hearing that Azpilicueta had not been included in the squad for Marseille’s Europa League 

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