Marseille preapre for Montpellier Coupe test

September 18, 2006

Marseille face a tricky Coupe de la Ligue assignment on Wednesday night as they make the short trip across the south coast to Montpellier.

Jose Anigo's men have enjoyed a fine start to the new Ligue 1 campaign and currently top the table alongside five-time defending champions Lyon.

But they will expect few favours in Montpellier, despite Jean-Francois Domergue's side getting off to a slow start in Ligue 2.

They currently lie fourth from bottom having taken seven points from their opening eight games.

Nancy, who have also made a bright start this season, host struggling Nice in a rematch of last year's final won by Nancy, Le Mans go to Troyes while Lille visit Istres.

Nantes and Toulouse clash, as do fellow Ligue 1 clubs Sedan and Sochaux.

Paris St Germain take on Lorient while Auxerre meet Strasbourg, relegated from the top flight last season.

Monaco go to Valenciennes.