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Ligue 1 game postponed to boost Marseille hopes

November 26, 2009
By Reuters

A Ligue 1 game between Olympique Marseille and Sochaux has been postponed to help Marseille prepare for their decisive game against Real Madrid in Champions League Group C.

Olympique Marseille, Lucho
GettyImagesLucho scored in the 1-1 draw with Milan

After their 1-1 draw with Milan, Marseille need to beat Real Madrid 3-0 or by a four-goal margin on December 8 to ensure they progress to the knockout stage in the Champions League, and the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has agreed to help them achieve their goal.

An LFP statement read: "(The French League) has postponed the game between Olympique Marseille and Sochaux, which was scheduled on December 2 to a later date.

"This decision, following Marseille's 1-1 draw with Milan, has been made to put Marseille in the best conditions before their decisive game against Real Madrid."

No new date has been announced for the rescheduled fixture.