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Marseille manager: we must believe

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Marseille manager Elie Baup has insisted that his side will not give up on progressing through to the Champions League knockout stages despite an opening round defeat, according to SkySports.

Arsenal inflicted a 2-1 defeat at the Stade Velodrome last night to leave the French club with an uphill battle to get out of their 'group of death'.

Their group also includes last years runners-up Borussia Dortmund and a Rafael Benitez-led Napoli.

Napoli got off to a good start in Naples as well, they beat Dortmund last night.

Marseille looked fairly comfortable against their English opponents last night but were downed by goals from Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey.

Jordan Ayew pulled one back from the penalty spot but it was only a consolation in the end. 

Baup conceded it will be a tough ask: "It is obvious that the points are expensive.

"Dortmund lost in Naples and we're going to Germany for the next game. The situation is not easy, but as long as we have the remaining five games we must believe.

"There were positives (against Arsenal) in terms of the quality of play, but we have to avoid mistakes. That's the highest level, that is the Champions League."

Marseille have made a solid start to the Ligue One campaign, they are currently fourth after five games, although the early pace-setters are the big spending Monaco.  

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