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Marseille move closer to leaders Lille

Published: Sunday 3 April 2011, 23.00CET
Olympique de Marseille climbed to within four points of Ligue 1 leaders LOSC Lille Métropole with a 1-0 win at RC Lens, while Olympique Lyonnais conceded twice in added time at OGC Nice.
Marseille move closer to leaders Lille
Benoît Cheyrou's goal was enough for Marseille to triumph over Lens ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 3 April 2011, 23.00CET

Marseille move closer to leaders Lille

Olympique de Marseille climbed to within four points of Ligue 1 leaders LOSC Lille Métropole with a 1-0 win at RC Lens, while Olympique Lyonnais conceded twice in added time at OGC Nice.

Olympique de Marseille are on their own in second place in Ligue 1 after defeating RC Lens 1-0.

Didier Deschamps' titleholders started the day seven points adrift of leaders LOSC Lille Métropole and level with third-placed Stade Rennais FC. They are now just four points adrift of the summit, however, having prevailed at Lens thanks to Benoît Cheyrou's goal midway through the second half.

Earlier in the day, Lyon contrived to drop points against OGC Nice, despite holding a 2-0 lead after 90 minutes played. Claude Puel's side were coasting thanks to first-half goals by Kim Källström and Lisandro as well as Hugo Lloris's penalty save, from Danijel Ljuboja. However, the visitors conceded another penalty in added time – Pape Diakhaté consequently dismissed – which was converted by Eric Mouloungui. Nice snatched a last-gasp equaliser through Renato Civelli.

OL are fourth, eight points adrift of leaders Lille, and ten points above AS Saint-Étienne, who were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Valenciennes FC after Dimitri Payet (58) cancelled out Grégory Pujol's 49th-minute opener.

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

03/04/2011

LensLens0-1MarseilleMarseille

Cheyrou 69

Venue: Lens

03/04/2011

NiceNice2-2LyonLyon

Mouloungui 90+1 (p), Civelli 90+3

Källström 21, Lisandro 45

Venue: Nice

03/04/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Payet 58

Pujol 49

Venue: St Etienne

02/04/2011

ToulouseToulouse0-1MontpellierMontpellier

Camara 75

Venue: Toulouse

02/04/2011

NancyNancy0-0BordeauxBordeaux

Venue: Nancy

02/04/2011

SochauxSochaux2-1BrestBrest

Boudebouz 7 (p), Brown 90+1

Grougi 62 (p)

Venue: Montbeliard

02/04/2011

ArlesArles0-2MonacoMonaco

Moukandjo 29, Park Chu-Young 66

Venue: Arles

02/04/2011

RennesRennes0-0AuxerreAuxerre

Venue: Rennes

02/04/2011

LilleLille3-1CaenCaen

Chedjou 30, Hazard 61, Sow 73

El Arabi 84

Venue: Lille

02/04/2011

PSGPSG0-0LorientLorient

Venue: Paris

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