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.
Britain’s Dan Evans will meet Roger Federer in the Swiss champion’s first match of his comeback after a fighting win over Jeremy Chardy at the Qatar Open. Federer, who has a bye through to the second round, is playing in his first tournament in Doha since
Neymar scored on his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat arch rivals Marseille 2-1 to win this season’s Champions Trophy. The Brazilian rolled home an 85th minute penalty to put PSG two goals ahead following
Suddenly Paris Saint-Germain’s home debut at Parc des Princes on Sunday to face old enemy Marseille is looking as likely to turn into a car crash as a triumphal parade.
Neymar said he “acted like a fool” following his red card against Marseille but called on football officials to do more to combat discrimination after accusing Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism.
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.