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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