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In-form Gignac keeps Marseille on track

Published: Saturday 24 August 2013, 22.34CET
André-Pierre Gignac maintained his streak of scoring in every Ligue 1 game so far this term as Olympique de Marseille posted a third straight win, while Olympique Lyonnais lost at home.

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Published: Saturday 24 August 2013, 22.34CET

In-form Gignac keeps Marseille on track

André-Pierre Gignac maintained his streak of scoring in every Ligue 1 game so far this term as Olympique de Marseille posted a third straight win, while Olympique Lyonnais lost at home.

André-Pierre Gignac was again on the scoresheet as Olympique de Marseille continued their fine early season form with a 1-0 victory at Valenciennes FC.

The striker has been impressively leading the line and his winner at Stade du Hainaut was his third goal in as many matches. While it was not the most difficult goal he will score this term – a simple rebound finish after André Ayew's header had been parried by the goalkeeper – it arrived with just six minutes left and ensured OM of their third straight success. 

The result leaves Marseille as the only club with a 100% record after rivals Olympique Lyonnais surprisingly suffered a 1-0 defeat by Stade de Reims at a sodden Stade de Gerland. Odair Fortes grabbed the decisive goal with a little under a quarter of an hour remaining, punishing Clément Grenier's failure from the penalty spot a few minutes earlier.

Elsewhere, Mustapha Yatabaré scored both goals as promoted EA Guingamp secured their first three-point haul, 2-0 at home against FC Lorient, while loanee Nélson Oliveira also hit a double as Stade Rennais FC sank Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 2-1.

On Friday, Gignac's former club, Toulouse FC, frustrated big-spending AS Monaco FC by leaving Stade Louis II with a goalless draw.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.51CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/09/2013 14:46 CET

24/08/2013

BordeauxBordeaux1-0BastiaBastia

Saivet 32

Venue: Bordeaux

24/08/2013

ÉvianÉvian1-2RennesRennes

Berigaud 49

Nélson Oliveira 11 (P), 34

Venue: Annecy

24/08/2013

GuingampGuingamp2-0LorientLorient

Yatabaré 16, 48

Venue: Guingamp

24/08/2013

LyonLyon0-1ReimsReims

Fortes 76

Venue: Lyon

24/08/2013

MontpellierMontpellier2-1SochauxSochaux

Hilton 45+1, Tiéné 90+4

Contout 43

Venue: Montpellier

24/08/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes0-1MarseilleMarseille

Gignac 84

Venue: Valenciennes

23/08/2013

MonacoMonaco0-0ToulouseToulouse

Venue: Monaco

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