Winger Mathieu Valbuena is likely to miss Marseille's next three games after picking up a thigh injury playing for France against Germany on Wednesday night.

Marseille said on its website Friday that Valbuena has a small tear on his left thigh that rules him out for ''between 8-10 days.''

Marseille has a busy spell of matches coming up with three league games in quick succession. It plays Toulouse at home on Saturday, and then has away trips to Evian on Tuesday and Ajaccio on Friday.

Valbuena could return in time for the second leg of Marseille's last-16 match away to Inter Milan on March 13.