Wednesday, 4th December, 2013

Marseille were dealt further bad news from their stoppage-time defeat to Lille last night as Mathieu Valbuena was ruled out for "three to four weeks" with a shoulder injury.

Barcelona and Arsenal target Valbuena was substituted on 73 minutes at Lille's stade Pierre Mauroy last night with the home side clinching three points thanks to the only goal of the match from Nolan Roux.


Marseille's Dimitri Payet is also deemed to be under the scanner for a calf injury, while Valbuena at least has a timescale attached to him according to coach Elie Baup.

Baup was quoted by L'Equipe after the match as saying: "He suffers from a disjunction to the acromioclavicular [joint]. Therefore he will be unavailable for three to four weeks."


Lille's victory came after a superb display from their goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama who kept Marseille at bay, especially Florian Thauvin.

Enyeama's teammate Simon Kjaer described the shot-stopper as "a man with eight arms", and the Nigerian himself was pleased with the accolades.

"In the locker room it was amazing; everyone congratulated me," Enyeama said. "I am particularly proud to be here, to be part of this team."

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