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Marseille travelled north hoping to close the 11-point gap to arch-rivals PSG after the capital club tightened their grip on the lead with a 3-0 win at Nice.
The Dutchman worked with current Marseille coach Rudi Garcia during his time with Roma between 2013 and 2016.
Payet, who missed France's World Cup triumph through injury, opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and added his second just after the hour mark at the Stade Velodrome.
Caleta-Car made his World Cup debut for Croatia in their third group match against Iceland.
Four years ago in Brazil, Sakai was a substitute but expects to feature prominently in Japan's Russia campaign.
Marseille are at a disadvantage after the scars left by their 3-0 defeat at the hands of an Antoine Griezmann-inspired Atletico Madrid in Lyon.
Simeone took over a club that had been in a near constant state of disarray for more than a decade and almost immediately revived their fortunes.
Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final.
Antoine Griezmann got the opener midway through the first half and then netted a superb second four minutes after the break.
It is Griezmann's first major title with Atletico, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season's end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.
As Neymar, the world's most expensive player, battles to be fit for Brazil's World Cup campaign, he is aware of the pressure.
Simeone has worked wonders with Atletico Madrid since being appointed in late 2011 and winning the Europa League just six months later.
Koke could play off the front two of Griezmann and Diego Costa, offering the same kind of threat that saw him score the winner at Getafe in La Liga at the weekend.
Marseille raced into a 2-0 lead at the Stade de Roudourou inside 14 minutes through Valere Germain's header and Thauvin's 25th goal of the season.
Five minutes after coming on as a substitute, Rolando volleyed in a corner from captain Dimitri Payet in the 116th minute.