Odds stacked against Marseille for Bayern match

Updated: 27 March 2012 16:04 IST

Out of form and missing key players, Marseille is in the worst possible shape for the first leg of its Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Odds stacked against Marseille for Bayern match
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Marseille:

Out of form and missing key players, Marseille is in the worst possible shape for the first leg of its Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Marseille recently set a dismal club record with seven straight defeats and has scored a meager five goals in eight games. It faces Bayern without its best goalkeeper and first-choice center half, and desperately needs topscorer Loic Remy to shake off a thigh injury.

In sharp contrast to Marseille's slump, Bayern has been tearing opponents apart lately, scoring 22 goals in five games thanks to its mesmerizing three-pronged attack of Arjen Robben, Mario Gomez and Franck Ribery.

Midfielder Alou Diarra knows Marseille is up against it when he says "we're facing a heavyweight."

Topics : Football Alou Diarra Bayern Munchen Arjen Robben
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