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SEASON REVIEW: The final word

That was the season that was: A six-way title race, surprise packages, an all-French Champions League quarter-final and the shock collapse of Bordeaux's Ligue 1 defence.'s David Crossan surveys the detritus of a memorable campaign…


Defending champions Bordeaux went into the winter break with what termed "an ominous nine-point lead" over the chasing pack. What followed next was nothing short of remarkable.

Marseille, chasing a first title since 1992, were 11 points adrift of Les Girondins at the start of 2010 but embarked on a fabulous run, crucially winning games in hand where Bordeaux slipped up and surging to the top of a table, which as late as Week 30 saw the top six covered by just three points.

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