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Valbuena leveller denies Lyon top billing

Published: Monday 20 December 2010, 0.40CET
On a snow-affected day, Olympique Lyonnais were denied top spot by a 1-1 draw at Olympique de Marseille after FC Sochaux-Montbéliard shared the spoils with FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
Valbuena leveller denies Lyon top billing
Mathieu Valbuena celebrates his second-half equaliser for Marseille ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 20 December 2010, 0.40CET

Valbuena leveller denies Lyon top billing

On a snow-affected day, Olympique Lyonnais were denied top spot by a 1-1 draw at Olympique de Marseille after FC Sochaux-Montbéliard shared the spoils with FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Olympique Lyonnais squandered the chance to move top of Ligue 1 after sharing a 1-1 draw with Olympique de Marseille. The visitors took the lead when Lisandro scored his eighth league goal of the season (35), but the hosts rallied and France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena (51) equalised with a strike which lifted the champions into fifth, two points behind their fellow UEFA Champions League hopefuls.

LOSC Lille Métropole remain on top despite the postponement of their match with AS Nancy-Lorraine due to snow, which also claimed the encounter between RC Lens and SM Caen for the second time in 24 hours. The leaders are level on 31 points with Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Rennais FC with a game in hand.

Only a point separated FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and FC Girondins de Bordeaux before they met on Sunday afternoon, and the margin remains the same after the teams drew 1-1. Bordeaux's lead lasted just seven minutes as Brown Ideye (35) cancelled out Jussiê's opener but Les Girondins, who lie ninth, can take comfort from the fact they are just five points off the summit.

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16/12/2012

PSGPSG21:00LyonLyon
Venue: Paris

16/12/2012

St-EtienneSt-Etienne17:00LorientLorient
Venue: St Etienne

16/12/2012

NancyNancy14:00BordeauxBordeaux
Venue: Nancy

15/12/2012

ReimsReims20:00LOSCLOSC
Venue: Reims

15/12/2012

NiceNice20:00ÉvianÉvian
Venue: Nice

15/12/2012

SochauxSochaux20:00BrestBrest
Venue: Montbeliard

15/12/2012

MontpellierMontpellier20:00BastiaBastia
Venue: Montpellier

15/12/2012

TroyesTroyes20:00AjaccioAjaccio
Venue: Troyes

15/12/2012

ToulouseToulouse17:00MarseilleMarseille
Venue: Toulouse

14/12/2012

RennesRennes20:45ValenciennesValenciennes
Venue: Rennes

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