Marseille 2 - 1 Toulouse

Match info: Ligue 1 at Stade Velodrome

Date: 11/05/2013 KO: 16:00 Ref: S Ennjimi

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Andre Ayew 45,62



Eden Ben Basat 82

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  • Last Updated: May 10 2013, 13:51 BST

This could be the weekend when Marseille's faint title hopes are finally extinguished, but midfielder Morgan Amalfitano reckons second place would still be a pretty impressive achievement.

Morgan Amalfitano: Marseille have already achieved their goal
Morgan Amalfitano: Marseille have already achieved their goal

OM host Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday knowing defeat would crown Paris St Germain champions and a draw as good as give Carlo Ancelotti's men the title.

A win might only delay the outcome for a day, with PSG, who travel to third-placed Lyon on Sunday, seven points in front with three games to play.

Asked if he thought about the title, Amalfitano told the Marseille website: "Frankly, no. The goal was to finish in the top five. We have already won in that respect.

"To finish second, if we manage it, will be a very good result. We have been on the podium throughout the year."

A win would leave Marseille on the brink of sealing second spot as they go into the weekend four points clear of Lyon.

"At this stage of the season, whether it is Toulouse or another club, we have to win," Amalfitano added.

They are certainly in decent form, with five wins and a draw in their last six games in the league, while the goal they conceded in the 2-1 win over Bastia last time out was the first they have let in in eight.

Tenth-placed Toulouse have rather less to play for, with Europe well out of reach and relegation not a possibility either.

And their midfielder Etienne Capoue also reckons Marseille should be pleased with their campaign.

"They are second and are always used to challenging at the top of the table," he told the club website.

"Paris are untouchable this season, but Marseille have had a good season. Paris and Marseille are the two top teams in our league and they have confirmed it again."

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