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French giants Marseille's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League suffered a huge blow with a 1-0 defeat at home to struggling Nice in the Cote d'Azur derby on Friday. Marseille coach Jose Anigo had complained before the game about the quick turnaround just 48 hours after Wednesday's international friendlies. And his fears proved justified as the former European champions produced a poor display and fell to Valentin Eysseric's sumptuous 66th-minute free-kick. The result left Marseille six points off third place and the final Champions League qualifying position, while depending on other results this weekend they could drop as low as seventh by Sunday night.