The president of French league leaders Olympique Marseille was still in custody Wednesday on suspicion of transfer fraud as investigators stepped up a parallel inquiry into match-fixing involving other clubs.
Edinson Cavani enjoyed a memorable comeback after spending four weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury as he scored in Paris St Germain`s 2-0 win over Olympique Marseille on Sunday to help his side move eight points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
Olympique Marseille`s chances of advancing past Bayern Munich and into the Champions League semi-finals may be minimal after last week`s 2-0 defeat in France but the team need to go in with a winning mentality, said coach Didier Deschamps on Monday.
Bayern Munich took a huge step towards the Champions League semi-finals when goals by Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben gave them a clinical 2-0 win at Olympique Marseille on Wednesday in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
Olympique Marseille served up more late drama when they reached the Champions League last eight for the first time since winning the trophy in 1993 after an action-packed last 20 minutes haunted Inter Milan on Tuesday.
Olympiakos Piraeus went from ecstasy to utter despair after their 3-1 win over Arsenal looked to be sending them into the Champions League last 16 only for Olympique Marseille to pip the Greeks at the death.
Arsenal squandered their chance to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League with two matches to play when they laboured to a 0-0 draw with Olympique Marseille in a dour Group F match at the Emirates Stadium.