Marseille looks to extend winning run and pressure Lens

PARIS (AP) — Marseille is on a five-game winning run and well poised to put pressure on Lens in the race for second place in the French league. With Paris Saint-Germain comfortably leading the league the more realistic ambition for Marseille is to finish second and qualify automatically for next season’s Champions League. The goals are flowing for Marseille with 10 scored in the past three matches while the defense looks stable and the midfield has been boosted by the arrival of Ruslan Malinovskyi. Marseille is in third place and lurking two points behind Lens with two home matches coming up, starting with sixth-placed Lorient at home on Saturday.

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