Marseille back to winning ways, Balotelli injured

Sports 04/13/19, 13:21

With Mario Balotelli forced off the pitch early on, Valere Germain and Luiz Gustavo took on the scoring responsibilities as Marseille beat Nimes 2-1 in the French league on Saturday.The former European champions ended their three-match winless run to leapfrog Saint-Etienne into fourth place. With six matches left to play, ...

Marseille in turmoil as angry fans turn on coach and players

Soccer 01/13/19, 22:56

Eight worried-looking Marseille players stayed on the field after the 1-1 home draw with Monaco in the French league on Sunday.Several senior players were in the closed circle: attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet, forward Florian Thauvin, long-serving goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and Brazilian holding midfielder Luiz Gustavo.They seemed at a loss what ...

Payet back with France squad after Fekir’s withdrawal

Soccer 10/08/18, 08:12

Marseille winger Dimitri Payet was called up Monday by France coach Didier Deschamps for upcoming matches against Iceland and Germany as a replacement for the injured Nabil Fekir.Payet missed the World Cup because of injury and has not played with the national squad since a 2-1 win over Belarus in ...

Unhappy Payet raises questions for Marseille; PSG marches on

Soccer 10/01/18, 00:37

After Marseille was soundly beaten 3-0 at Lille on Sunday, it would have been easier for its star player Dimitri Payet to avoid questions.Soccer players often do just that, escaping to the privacy of the dressing room rather than talking about their team's abject performance.But not so the mercurial Payet, ...

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