Odds against Marseille for Bayern match
MARSEILLE- The Associated Press
Bayern’s Mario Gomez is on top form, scoring four goals in his last CL game.Out of form and missing key players, Marseille is in the worst possible shape for the first leg of its Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich tonight.
Marseille recently set a dismal club record with seven straight defeats and has scored a meager five goals in eight games. It faces Bayern without its best goalkeeper and first-choice center half, and desperately needs topscorer Loic Remy to shake off a thigh injury.
In sharp contrast to Marseille’s slump, Bayern has been tearing opponents apart lately, scoring 22 goals in five games thanks to its mesmerizing three-pronged attack of Arjen Robben, Mario Gomez and Franck Ribery.
“Aside from Real Madrid and Barcelona, they’re the team that really stands out. We’re facing a heavyweight,” Marseille midfielder Alou Diarra said. “They are the favorites, but we’ll give it everything.” Eyes will be on Mario Gomez, who has 10 goals in the competition, two behind Lionel Messi.