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Stalemate suits Marseille just fine

Published: Saturday 1 May 2010
It is as you were at the top of Ligue 1 after a goalless draw between second-placed AJ Auxerre and leaders Olympique de Marseille maintained the latter's five-point cushion.
Stalemate suits Marseille just fine
Laurent Bonnart (left) races with Auxerre's Valter Birsa for possession ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 1 May 2010

Stalemate suits Marseille just fine

It is as you were at the top of Ligue 1 after a goalless draw between second-placed AJ Auxerre and leaders Olympique de Marseille maintained the latter's five-point cushion.

Ligue 1 leaders Olympique de Marseille remain five points clear of second-placed AJ Auxerre with three matches to play after a tense encounter between the pair ended 0-0 on Friday.

In a first half of few chances for either team at Stade l'Abbé-Deschamps, Marseille's Mathieu Valbuena fashioned the clearest with a cross to the far post which Lucho González could only help into the grateful hands of Olivier Sorin with his knee. It was a similar situation after the break with neither side prepared to take a risk which could jeopardise their title chances. When an opportunity did arise it again fell to the visitors with Brandão firing wide a neat header into his path from strike partner Mamadou Niang.

Auxerre travel to Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday while OM − who had won their last eight matches in all competitions − host Stade Rennais FC in a full programme of fixtures. The second silverware of the season in France will be decided on Saturday, when Paris Saint-Germain FC meet AS Monaco FC in the Coupe de France final.

Last updated: 30/04/10 23.11CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 04:46 CET

30/04/2011

PSGPSG3-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Nenê 10, Bodmer 22, Sakho 88

Pujol 44

Venue: Paris

30/04/2011

LensLens2-3LorientLorient

Demont 34, Eduardo 36

Gameiro 20, 83, Amalfitano 90+2 (p)

Venue: Lens

30/04/2011

SochauxSochaux1-0NancyNancy

Butin 11

Venue: Montbeliard

30/04/2011

LilleLille5-0ArlesArles

Gervinho 5, 45, Debuchy 49 (p), Cabaye 84, Rozehnal 89

Venue: Lille

30/04/2011

RennesRennes0-0BordeauxBordeaux

Venue: Rennes

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