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Nkoulou not fit enough for Marseille

April 3, 2015

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou is not fit enough to play in the French league match against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

Nkoulou returned to training this week after undergoing surgery on his left knee, but Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa overlooked the Cameroon center back in his team on Friday, giving starting roles to Rod Fanni and Jeremy Morel in the heart of the defense.

With eight rounds remaining, PSG and Marseille are in a three-way battle for the title. PSG leads Lyon by one point, and Marseille is in third place one point further back.

Lyon travels to Guingamp on Saturday.

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