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Marseille await Dinamo duel

With Olympique de Marseille safely through, attention falls on FC Dinamo Bucuresti who are attempting to join the French side in the Round of 32.

With Olympique de Marseille safely through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Cup but still looking for a Matchday 5 win that will enable them to win Group F, attention falls on FC Dinamo Bucuresti as they also look to progress to the Round of 32. Dinamo find themselves needing three points to be certain that either the holders PFC CSKA Moskva or SC Heerenveen do not overtake them in the group table.

• The clubs have met on one previous occasion in UEFA competition, in the 1992/93 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round. Marseille ground out a goalless draw at Dinamo in the first leg, then won 2-0 at the Stade Vélodrome with Croatian international forward Alen Bokšic scoring after 32 and 68 minutes. The victory carried a big prize, for Marseille entered the group stage of the inaugural UEFA Champions League and went on to win the final with a 1-0 defeat of AC Milan.

• While the success against Dinamo remains Marseille's sole meeting in UEFA competition with a Romanian club, Dinamo have come up against French clubs on two other occasions.

• The Romanian team were drawn against FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the 1984/85 European Cup second round, and lost 1-0 in the first leg in France with Dieter Müller scoring the only goal. In the return leg at the Dinamo stadium, Marin Dragnea wiped out the first-leg deficit after just eight minutes but the game went into extra time. Bordeaux eventually prevailed thanks to an 111th-minute winner from Bernard Lacombe.

• Then in the group stage of the 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup, Dinamo went down 2-1 at EA Guingamp, a result which leaves the Romanian side searching for their first win against a French club in five attempts.