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Cantona stars as Toulon lose out to Marseille
ESPN Staff
July 18, 2013
Toulon's scrum-half Nicolas Durand vies with Marseille's midfielder Dimitri Payet © Getty Images

Toulon tasted their first defeat of the new season against football rivals Olympique Marseille at the Stade Mayol on Wednesday night.

The Heineken Cup holders tackled their sporting neighbours in a half rugby-half football clash in aid of a local cancer charity with an estimated 12,000 fans present to see a game that was jointly refereed by former France coach Marc Lievremont and ex-football star Eric Cantona.

Marseille edged their hosts 5-4 in an entertaining first half of football and the two sides battled to a 31-31 draw when they switched to an oval ball after the break. Toulon fullback Delon Armitage took a starring role in proceedings with two goals in the first half while his brother Steffon excelled in goal but both were outshone by the 47-year-old Cantona.

The former Manchester United favourite stole the show with a trick shot having joined Toulon's ranks for the rugby game. Check out the video below to see how he excelled at his own crossbar challenge...

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