Olympique Marseille coach Albert Emon has suffered a disappointing weekend after losing new signing Mathieu Valbuena for two months and then seeing his side frustrated in their Ligue 1 opener.
The 21-year-old Valbuena had only joined the club in the summer from FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin but the midfielder broke his ankle in training on Saturday. Marseille expect him to be out of action until October. The club, who are already without long-term injury victim Djibril Cissé, are preparing for their UEFA Cup second qualifying round tie against BSC Young Boys, with the first leg in Marseille on Thursday.
Marseille warmed up for that contest with a 0-0 draw at newly-promoted CS Sedan-Ardennes on Sunday. The Provence side were without midfielder Franck Ribéry, who has reportedly said he wants to leave the club after a successful FIFA World Cup with France. Sedan, back in the top flight after three seasons in Ligue 2, had the best chance in a low-key game when striker Masour Boutabout hit the woodwork on 20 minutes.
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