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Michy Batshuayi sees Marseille to victory over Lille

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Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring for Marseille.

Marseille moved three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 thanks to a 2-1 win against out-of-sorts Lille at the Stade Velodrome.

With title-rivals Paris St Germain dropping points at home to Montpellier on Saturday, Marcelo Bielsa's side needed no second invitation to take full advantage as Nolan Roux's first-half own goal set them on their way.

Lille threatened to spoil the hosts' afternoon when Idrissa Gueye levelled have way through the second-half but any hopes of a point were quashed when the...

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After their slip-up at Monaco last weekend, Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Marseille will be looking to return to winning ways when they face Lille.

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Zinedine Zidane regrets never playing for hometown club Marseille

Zinedine Zidane served as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant during Real Madrid's Champions League-winning season.
Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille.

Zinedine Zidane has told Marseille's official website he would have loved to have played for his hometown club and paid tribute to Marcelo Bielsa's work at the Stade Velodrome this season.

The Marseille-born legend started his professional career at nearby Cannes, before first establishing his reputation at Bordeaux.

He then developed into one of the game's all-time greats during spells at Juventus and Real Madrid, but ended his career in 2006 having never pulled on an OM shirt.

The 1998 World Cup...

Ligue 1 is the most exciting title race in Europe at the moment

ESPN FC's Stuart Holden contends that Chelsea has better chemistry in midfield than PSG.

The French are not known for being particularly good at suspense. We are quite a predictable bunch as my British wife will often remind me.

Our back catalogue of films consist of many a twisted love story with a psychological edge, our best writers philosophize and give social commentary and our general elections are a one horse race where politicians make predictable comebacks. However our football is different. We've done suspense pretty well over the last few years, even more so this year.

"Masters...