Pape Diouf became the latest victim of a power struggle at the popular Olympique Marseille and is to leave the popular French club. The main shareholder, Robert Louis-Dreyfus, confirmed Diouf's departure on Wednesday.
It's the final day of the French league: Bordeaux only need to draw against Caen on Saturday to be crowned champions of France for the sixth time. As for Marseille, they can only win the title if they beat Rennes and if Bordeaux lose their match.
Bordeaux have inched tantalisingly close to ending Lyon's seven-year-long reign of the French Ligue 1 after both Bordeaux and Marseille won their games on Saturday. But the suspense will continue until the final matches of the season next weekend.
Bordeaux are within sight of ending Lyon's seven-year-long reign of the French Ligue 1. A win against Monaco at home and a loss or draw from Marseille against Nancy this weekend would see Bordeaux become champions for the first time since 1999.
After Bordeaux's win over Le Mans in French Ligue 1, Marseille welcome seven-time title winner Lyon. The south of France team hope for a victory in order to keep their chances of becoming this season's champion.
Thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Le Mans on Saturday, Bordeaux have provisionally taken the lead in the French league, three points ahead of Marseille, who now have to beat Lyon on Sunday to regain the top spot.