Marseille hosts Lyon in match between contenders


PARIS (AP) -- In-form but depleted Marseille hosts Lyon in a match that could deal a blow to the title hopes of the losing team Sunday in the French league.

Marseille and Lyon are the only French teams still in the running in four competitions.

Both qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and of the French Cup and have very little room for error in the domestic league. Lyon is in fourth place, one point clear of Marseille but eight behind leader Paris Saint-Germain.

Marseille winger Mathieu Valbuena said the team "will try to get closer to the podium and then try to get closer to PSG little by little."