Marseille draw opener

Marseille draw opener
By Eurosport

04/08/2007 at 19:16Updated

Ambitious Marseille managed only a 0-0 draw at promoted Racing Strasbourg in the opening match of the Ligue 1 season on Saturday.

Marseille, regarded as the only side with a real chance of stopping Lyon winning a seventh successive title, showed little initiative in a match played under stifling heat.

The best chance for the visitors was a shot from outside the box by Dutch winger Boudewijn Zenden that required a great save from Strasbourg keeper Stephane Cassard.

Zenden, who joined Marseille from Liverpool during the close season, was one the best players on the pitch in a match with few highlights.

Lyon start their campaign by entertaining Auxerre on Sunday.

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