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Barton pleased with Marseille debut

September 21, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent
Joey Barton made his debut for Marseille in their Europa League draw with Fenerbahce and hailed the "incredible atmosphere" at the Stade Velodrome.

Barton, on loan from QPR, is currently unavailable for Ligue 1 games after being issued with a 12-match ban by the Premier League and so made his first appearance for the club in Thursday's game.

He was substituted with 20 minutes remaining with Marseille two goals down, but Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew scored late on to salvage ...

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