Ligue 1's Marseille Gets Strong Support From Its Fan Base On The Road
Ligue 1 Week 5 saw Olympique Marseille "demonstrate the power of its supporters" as they brought 1,030 fans to AS Nancy's Marcel-Picot stadium, according to SPORTUNE.fr. Another "enormous" number for the Ligue 1, especially when you consider that the match "was not one of the highlights" of Marseille's calendar for the season. To put things into perspective, the sum of the visiting fans for the nine other clubs who played on the road this weekend was not able to match that number. Furthermore, through three road games, Marseille has an average of more than 1,000 fans for their road matches. That doubles Lyon and ASSE, which are both tied for second with an average of 445 fans when they go on the road. Week 5 in its entirety saw Ligue 1 gather 193,074 fans and fill stadiums to 71.9% of their capacity (SPORTUNE.fr, 9/17).