Marseille win to move to fourth in Ligue 1

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Marseille have shrugged off their dire European form to scrape past strugglers Strasbourg 1-0 and move to fourth place in France's Ligue 1.

Defeat at Porto this week was Marseille's record-equalling 12th straight loss in the Champions League.

They needed to appease its unhappy fans but had to wait until the 72nd minute for a breakthrough.

Playmaker Dimitri Payet's cross was headed back by striker Dario Benedetto to midfielder Morgan Sanson, who finished powerfully from the edge of the penalty area.

In a dull encounter without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, Strasbourg left back Anthony Caci hit the crossbar early in the second half.

Strasbourg's loss left them languishing in 19th place.