Ibrahimovic: Marseille are title contenders

The Sweden star is anticipating an exciting encounter when the two Ligue 1 giants go head-to-head in a crucial top-of-the-table clash on Sunday evening
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has talked up Olympique de Marseille's title chances ahead of the sides' Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.

The capital club go into Le Classique five points clear of third-placed Marseille in the table, but their attacking talisman believes Elie Baup's side will be a force to be reckoned with at Parc des Princes.

Speaking to PSGTV on Friday, he said: "They are a good team. They are in the top three in the table, along with Lyon and us. They are one of our main competitors for the title.

"They are a good team, they score a lot of goals, but they also mark alot. This will be an exciting match."

Coach Carlo Ancelotti had yesterday warned his side of the threat posed by Marseille, insisting that his side's attacking players must pull their weight defensively on the day.

Speculation is rife that PSG's January signing, David Beckham, will make his debut for the Ligue 1 leaders on Sunday, with last week's 3-2 defeat to Sochaux forcing Ancelotti to consider the former England captain in his plans.