Marseille back in gear with win over Amiens

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Marseille back in gear with win over Amiens

El camerunés Clinton Njie celebrando uno de sus goles.

FRANCOIS LO PRESTI

AFP

Marseille pulled out of an early season slump on Sunday when a Clinton Njie brace gave the ambitious southerners a 2-0 win at Amiens in Ligue 1.

Marseille pulled out of an early season slump on Sunday when a Clinton Njie brace gave the ambitious southerners a 2-0 win at Amiens in Ligue 1.

Moving up Marseille

Under new ownership with a bevvy of new signings Rudi Garcia's side were thrashed 6-1 at Monaco two weeks ago followed by an embarrassing 3-1 home defeat to Rennes.

But a lucky break up at northern outfit Amiens helped get Marseille back on track for their dream of Champions League football when a deflected cross hit Njie in the midriff and bounced into the goal with the 'keeper wrong-footed.

Olympique de Marseille's players jubilant after scoring against Amiens.

The 24-year-old former Spurs man then doubled the tally two minutes later after rounding 'keeper Regis Gurtner on 55 minutes.

In a good sign of things to come Cameroon international Njie, winner of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, took his Ligue 1 tally to five.

Champions League ambitions

American businessman Frank McCourt, former owner of the LA Dodgers and Marseille's new owner, has promised he'll get them back into the Champions League for the first time since 2013.

The win lifted Marseille to fifth on 10 points from six games while table toppers Paris Saint-Germain have 18 points after their hard-fought evening win over Lyon.

Ligue 1

Table PTS W D L
5Lyon 11 3 2 0
6Marsella 10 3 1 2
7Nantes 10 3 1 2
Full standing
Next matches
Marsella - Toulouse D-24/09 21:00
Niza - Marsella D-01/10 21:00
Estrasburgo - Marsella D-15/10 21:00
Fixtures

*Update at 17 de septiembre de 2017

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