For many Marseille fans, Nemanja Radonjic was just another failed transfer on the long list of players who didn’t live up to expectations.
Just a few weeks ago, criticized for his clumsiness...
Depleted by injuries and deprived of a clear game plan, Lyon showed character and clinical efficiency to come from behind and win at Strasbourg 2-1 in the French league on Saturday.
Substitute Nemanja Radonjic scored a fine last-minute winner as second-placed Marseille beat Brest 2-1 to move five points behind French league leader Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.
LYON, France (AP) — Memphis Depay scored for the fourth straight Champions League game as Lyon beat Benfica 3-1 on Tuesday to take a step closer to qualifying for the round of 16.
PARIS (AP) — Rudi Garcia got off to a disappointing start as Lyon coach and Paris Saint-Germain's closest rivals all faltered in the French league on Saturday.
LYON, France (AP) — Turned down by Jose Mourinho, Lyon has hired Rudi Garcia as coach.
Lyon says Garcia signed a two-year contract to replace Sylvinho, a Brazilian who was fired after only a...
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A change of coach has not yielded instant dividends for Marseille.
Lacking passion and grit, the team now coached by Andre Villas-Boas made a disappointing start to...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Marseille must pay UEFA 2 million euros ($2.24 million) for breaking financial fair play rules monitoring spending on player transfers and wages.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — French club Marseille has hired Andre Villas-Boas as coach, hoping he can turn the former European champion into a contender again.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Marseille coach Rudi Garcia will leave at the end of a disappointing season for the former European champions.
DIJON, France (AP) — Mario Balotelli's second goal in three games helped Marseille to a 2-1 win at Dijon in the French league on Friday.
The Italy striker, who joined last month from Nice, turned the ball in from close range in the 57th minute after winger Florian Thauvin headed on a corner from the right.
Marseille's second straight victory moved the side up to fifth ahead of this weekend's matches, and also took some pressure off coach Rudi Garcia following a poor run of results.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Playing in an empty stadium due to fan trouble, Marseille defeated 10-man Bordeaux 1-0 in a postponed French league game on Tuesday.
Center back Boubacar Kamara's first goal for the club - a header from close range after a free kick was flicked on three minutes before the break - was enough to ease the pressure on coach Rudi Garcia after two straight defeats.
Marseille had only one win from its previous 12 games across all competitions.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille has lost 2-0 at fourth-tier club Andrezieux in an embarrassing performance in the French Cup for the Ligue 1 team.
The loss Sunday increases pressure on Marseille coach Rudi Garcia, after his side's feeble elimination from the Europa League with five defeats and one draw in six games and its struggles in the French league.
Marseille is currently sixth in the top tier, 20 points behind runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain.
PARIS (AP) — French internationals Florian Thauvin and Dimitri Payet came to life in an enthralling second half at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday as Marseille moved second in the French league with a convincing 4-0 win over Guingamp.
Thauvin, who was part of the France squad that won the World Cup, scored twice while Payet, who missed out on the tournament in Russia because of an injury, netted a stunning volley and delivered an assist.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — French club Marseille has signed Dutch international Kevin Strootman from Roma in a deal worth 25 million euros ($29 million).
The 28-year-old midfielder will be reunited with former Roma coach Rudi Garcia after signing a five-year deal on Tuesday.
Strootman joined Roma from PSV Eindhoven in 2013 when the Italian club was coached by Garcia. He made 130 appearances for the Serie A club, scoring 13 goals.
Supposedly an ambitious club, Marseille has a strange way of showing it.
With a highly-regarded coach in Rudi Garcia, solid financial backing, and a creative team, all it really lacks is a high-class center forward.
Forwards Nabil Fekir and Mariano Diaz scored as Lyon beat Marseille 2-0 Sunday to end its rival's 12-game unbeaten run in the French league.
Fekir opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a 35-meter (yard) free kick that produced a handling error from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda as he fumbled his shot.
"I take entire responsibility for this defeat," Mandanda said. "I shouldn't be conceding this type of goal."
With Paris Saint-Germain pulling clear at the top of the French league, the chase for an automatic Champions League place is promising to be a scrap between Monaco, Lyon and Marseille.
The leading three French teams will qualify for Europe's biggest club competition next season and Monaco, Lyon and Marseille are even with 35 points, nine adrift of PSG.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille coach Rudi Garcia must be waking up with cold sweats.
His side has one of the worst defenses in the French league.
On Sunday comes their bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain, which owns the best attack.
Only the bottom three sides - Strasbourg, Dijon, Metz - have leaked more goals, and the 15 conceded in nine games is the most Marseille has allowed at this stage since 1985.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille has not won a league match in a month and fans are already losing patience only weeks into a season that was meant to be a renaissance for the nine-time champions.
Rudi Garcia's future does not hang in the balance yet, but the former Roma coach has lost the fans' support following a bad patch of results.
PARIS (AP) — Lille and Marseille played out a lackluster goalless draw in the French league on Friday.
The result left Marseille fifth in the standings, 22 points off leader Monaco's pace, with Lille lagging 34 points behind.
The host had the match's best chance with six minutes left but forward Eder's header was parried away off the crossbar by goalkeeper Yohann Pele.
The game marked Marseille coach Rudi Garcia's return to his former club.
PARIS (AP) — When American businessman Frank McCourt took over at Marseille a few months ago, his ambitious plan to bring the glory days back was confidently labelled the "Champions Project."
McCourt, the former owner of baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, pledged to make the former European champions competitive on all fronts by investing 200 million euros ($210 million) over four years and by immediately hiring French coach Rudi Garcia.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Marseille appointed Andoni Zubizarreta as sporting director on Thursday, the second major change since American owner Frank McCourt bought the club last week.
Zubizarreta, a former goalkeeper, replaces Gunter Jacob, who left by mutual consent on Wednesday — just three months after being hired.
"Andoni brings an exceptional football expertize to Marseille," McCourt said in a statement. "We are building the right team to take Marseille toward success and new summits."
PARIS (AP) — Marseille's new American owner, Frank McCourt, is moving quickly to make the ailing club competitive again.
Three days after officially taking over, he hired highly rated coach Rudi Garcia in time for Sunday's match against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.
McCourt has much work to do, with Marseille languishing in 12th place in the French league, while the baseball team McCourt used to own, the Los Angeles Dodgers, is two wins from reaching the World Series.
PARIS (AP) — Rudi Garcia has been appointed as Marseille's new coach ahead of Sunday's league game against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.
Three days after American businessman Frank McCourt completed his takeover of the southern club, Marseille said on Thursday that Garcia will be in charge for the biggest game in French football at Parc des Princes.
Garcia, who was fired by Roma last season, signed a three-year deal with Marseille, where he replaces interim coach Franck Passi.