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Former Marseille president Bernard Tapie has taken legal action over articles suggesting players were given doping substances before the victorious 1993 European Champions League final.
Jean-Jacques Eydelie, who played in the 1-0 final victory over AC Milan in Munich, said in Saturday's L'Equipe magazine that he and several team-mates received injections before the match, implying premeditated doping. Further articles appeared in Sunday's and Monday's edition of L'Equipe.
A statement from the Lantourne legal team, which deals with Tapie's affairs, said he had begun legal proceedings against Eydelie, the L'Equipe magazine and its editor.
Lantourne said further legal action would be launched against Eydelie, L'Equipe, its editor, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for articles in its newspaper on Sunday and Monday. Wenger, coach of Monaco from 1987-1994, said there had been an "atmosphere of corruption" in the French game.