PARIS (AP) — French champion Paris Saint-Germain threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with 15th-place Troyes in another disappointing performance on Sunday.
PSG was in control of the league game after 25 minutes with goals from central defender Marquinhos, after Angel Di Maria's pinpoint cross, and forward Neymar, who scored from the penalty spot after Kylian Mbappe was fouled.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Dimitri Payet will miss the remaining three games of the French league season for Champions League-chasing Marseille after tearing a calf muscle.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille is under pressure to hold onto second place in the French league and will need Dimitri Payet in his best form to secure automatic entry into next season's Champions League.
The 35-year-old Payet is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career, and is on course to beat his career record for most goals in a season.
PARIS (AP) — A wasteful Marseille saw its lead in the race for second place shrink to three points after losing to Lyon 3-0 in the French league on Sunday.
The top two French clubs enter the group stage of the Champions League while the third-place team goes to the third qualifying round of the lucrative European competition.
It's been more than three years since Dimitri Payet last played in a France shirt. At 35, his best years are behind him and his legs get tired quicker than they used to.
But with one last chance to play at a World Cup, Payet is doing everything to earn a seat on the plane that will carry the defending champions to Qatar in November.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille missed the chance to move three points clear in second place in the French league after conceding a last-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw at struggling Troyes on Sunday.
Striker Yoann Touzghar profited from poor Marseille defending to slide in the equalizer after playmaker Dimitri Payet’s penalty put Marseille ahead in the 28th minute.
PARIS (AP) — Arkadiusz Milik scored a spectacular winning goal as Marseille beat Metz 2-1 in the French league on Sunday to move four points clear in second place, an automatic Champions League spot.
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon striker Moussa Dembele shook off his recent COVID-19 infection and scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over third-place Marseille in the French league on Tuesday after coming on as a substitute.
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Marseille can climb above Nice into second place in the French league by winning at bitter rival Lyon, while victory would move the home team up to seventh.
PARIS (AP) — With Paris Saint-Germain still holding a strong lead in the French title race, the fight for second place is heating up down south between Nice and Marseille.
They are 11 points behind PSG with Nice in second spot on goal difference while Marseille has played one game less.
PARIS (AP) — Professional soccer matches in France will be immediately abandoned when a player or a referee is injured by a projectile thrown from the stands, government officials said Thursday.
The move announced by the Sports, Interior and Justice ministries followed a series of violent incidents in stadiums this season in the French league.
PARIS (AP) — Lyon has been docked one point by the French league's disciplinary committee, which also ordered a replay of the match between Lyon and Marseille that was abandoned after a spectator threw a bottle at Dimitri Payet.
PARIS (AP) — French soccer needs a “radical” reality check following more crowd trouble in the league match between Lyon and Marseille, the country’s sports minister said Monday.
The violence on Sunday was the latest in a series of disturbing episodes in France.
LYON, France (AP) — A French league game between Lyon and Marseille was abandoned on Sunday after Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a bottle of water thrown from the stands while he was taking a corner kick in the latest fan violence to strike French soccer.
TROYES, France (AP) — Dimitri Payet scored his sixth league goal this season to secure a 1-1 draw for Marseille against Nice in a rescheduled game on Wednesday.
Payet's equalizer came in the 41st minute after Amine Gouiri gave Nice the lead.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The Europa League game between Marseille and Galatasaray was interrupted for about 10 minutes after rival fans threw flares and firecrackers at each other at Stade Velodrome on Thursday.
PARIS (AP) — The soccer game between Nice and Marseille that was abandoned last month because of fan violence has been rescheduled for Oct. 27, the French league said Monday.
Nice was handed a two-point penalty, with one suspended, following the incidents.
PARIS (AP) — French club Nice has been handed a two-point penalty, with one suspended, following fan violence last month during a game against Marseille, the French league said Wednesday.
The league's disciplinary commission said the game, which was abandoned with 15 minutes left after home fans threw projectiles and invaded the field, will be replayed at a neutral site and without fans.
Supporters of Nice had waited two years to be allowed back into the stadium to see their team take on Marseille in one of France’s footballing rivalries. Now it’s their violent conduct, rather than the pandemic, that could see the turnstiles locked again.
PARIS (AP) — One week after coming back from two goals down to win 3-2, Marseille threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Bordeaux in the French league on Sunday.
Dimitri Payet, who scored twice in last weekend's victory at Montpellier, netted with a superb long-range strike to make it 2-0 in the 40th minute at Stade Velodrome.