First French Club to Lift Europe’s Top Club Trophy Now Under Investigation for Faul Play
Former Marseille midfielder Jean-Jacques Eydelie told French sports daily L’Equipe that the whole Marseille team, except striker Rudi Voeller, received an “injection” before the 1-0 win over AC Milan. According to him the Marseille players were asked to stand in a line to receive an injection before the match.
He also said doping and match-fixing was commonplace during his time at Marseille. He was also involved in the match-fixing scandal in which Marseille was stripped of its 1993 league title for bribing opponents before a match. Eydelie said he was ordered to give money to the wife of former Valenciennes player Christophe Robert to convince him to lose the match in 1993 against visitors Marseille.
According to Bernard Tapie, former president for Marseille soccer club, Eydelie tried 18 months ago to bribe teammates for money threatening to take reprisals if they said no, so he says this could all be seen as a set up. He also denied the allegations and said he plans to take legal actions against Eydelie but the European soccer’s...