Marseille: Fallen French giants Marseille appointed former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas as the club’s new coach Tuesday, marking his return to football after 18 months without a club. Villas-Boas, 41, had been out of a job since leaving Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in
Paris: Marseille came back from two goals down to beat winless Monaco 4-3 in a Ligue 1 thriller in the principality on Sunday as close-season signing Dario Benedetto scored twice.
Marseille ended a four-match win-less streak in Ligue 1 on Sunday after Boubacar Kamara’s early strike and a late Kevin Strootman penalty saw them to a deserved victory over lowly Strasbourg.
Marseille struck three times in the final 15 minutes to overcome fourth-tier Granville 3-0 in the last 32 of the French Cup on Friday. Alvaro Gonzalez, Nemanja Radonjic and Dimitri Payet all scored for Marseille
Andre Villas-Boas had few excuses for his Marseille team on Saturday after their 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end with a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes.
Marseille rallied to strike late twice in the dying moments to beat Lille 2-1 remain on course for Champions League on Sunday.
Marseille took advantage of two comical defensive mix-ups to secure a 2-1 win at home to Lille on Saturday that sent them up to fourth in Ligue 1 and alleviated some
Domestic club football across much of Europe has been halted completely due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Germany following France, England and Scotland in suspending their competitions on Friday.
The decision to end the French Ligue 1 season early brought celebrations in Marseille, who are looking forward to a return to the Champions League thanks to the fine work done by coach Andre Villas-Boas.