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Marseille stride on towards long-awaited title

Published: Monday 26 April 2010
Olympique de Marseille beat AS Saint-Etienne 1-0 to restore their five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 and move within touching distance of their first championship in 17 years.
Marseille stride on towards long-awaited title
Mathieu Valbuena takes the acclaim after scoring what proved to be the winning goal ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 26 April 2010

Marseille stride on towards long-awaited title

Olympique de Marseille beat AS Saint-Etienne 1-0 to restore their five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 and move within touching distance of their first championship in 17 years.

Olympique de Marseille are five points clear of AJ Auxerre at the top of Ligue 1 ahead of next weekend's game between the two after both recorded victories on Sunday.

OM needed late goals to secure victory in each of their last two league games but did the damage far earlier against lowly AS Saint-Etienne, Mathieu Valbuena scoring for the second successive game after six minutes. His fifth goal of the campaign proved enough for Didier Deschamps' side to register their seventh straight league win. Their visitors, though, are yet to assure themselves of top-flight safety, sitting eight points clear of the relegation zone with four games remaining.

Auxerre stuck to their part of the bargain earlier on, beating Toulouse FC 3-0 thanks, in part, to two goals from Ireneusz Jeleń. Benoît Pedretti had given the visitors the lead two minutes after half-time before the Polish striker doubled his side's advantage with a thumping volley on 68 minutes and slid in 13th Ligue 1 goal of the season 11 minutes from time. RC Lens and Valenciennes FC drew 1-1 in the day's other game.

 

 

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French Ligue 1 2009/10

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LorientLorient1-1LilleLille

Gameiro 68

Debuchy 42

Venue: Lorient

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ValenciennesValenciennes1-1SochauxSochaux

Kadir 10

Ducourtioux 11 (o.g.)

Venue: Valenciennes

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BordeauxBordeaux2-0St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Plašil 15, Diabate 89

Venue: Bordeaux

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BrestBrest2-2PSGPSG

Touré 37, Grougi 45+1

Bodmer 20, Kantari 87 (o.g.)

Venue: Brest

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NancyNancy0-0ArlesArles

Venue: Nancy

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CaenCaen1-1ToulouseToulouse

Hamouma 29

Sissoko 39 (p)

Venue: Caen

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MonacoMonaco1-0RennesRennes

Welcome 73

Venue: Monaco

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AuxerreAuxerre1-1LensLens

Boly 6

Roudet 49

Venue: Auxerre

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