Faltering Marseille face Auxerre test

January 20, 2003
By Jean-Francois Rosnoblet
MARSEILLE, France, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Depleted Olympique Marseille are facing a strong challenge at in-form AJ Auxerre in a French top-of-the-table match in Burgundy on Tuesday.

Since the season resumed after the winter break, Marseille have played two matches every week and this pace has proved too hectic for the club who have been hit by injuries to several key players.

Influential captain Frank Leboeuf is doubtful with a painful knee while sweeper Abdoulaye Meite is out after ...

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