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Baup: Marseille can compete

July 8, 2013
By Mark Rodden, France Correspondent
Marseille coach Elie Baup believes his team can compete with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco next season but acknowledged it would be difficult to repeat last season's second-placed finish.

Baup, 58, has added Lille attacker Dimitri Payet to his squad, but champions PSG and big-spending Monaco are widely expected to fight it out for the Ligue 1 title.

After Marseille finished tenth two seasons ago, Baup returned to management to guide them to the runners-up spot last season. ...

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