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Marseille stay in touch as Lyon crash at Auxerre

Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 23.00CET
Olympique de Marseille moved to within four points of LOSC Lille Métropole with a 3-0 win against Stade Brestois 29, but third-placed Olympique Lyonnais were humbled 4-0 at AJ Auxerre.
Marseille stay in touch as Lyon crash at Auxerre
Loïc Rémy pointed the way forward with Marseille's opening goal against Brest ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 23.00CET

Marseille stay in touch as Lyon crash at Auxerre

Olympique de Marseille moved to within four points of LOSC Lille Métropole with a 3-0 win against Stade Brestois 29, but third-placed Olympique Lyonnais were humbled 4-0 at AJ Auxerre.

LOSC Lille Métropole's Ligue 1 lead is back to four points after Olympique de Marseille returned to winning ways on Wednesday.

Loïc Rémy (12) set OM on their way to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stade Brestois 29 with Jordan Ayew and Gabriel Heinze adding the other strikes after the interval to keep alive their hopes of retaining the title, having taken just one point from their previous two games.

Third-placed Olympique Lyonnais, who defeated Marseille 3-2 on Sunday, undid all of their good work as they capitulated at AJ Auxerre. Their 4-0 defeat was undoubtedly influenced by the first-half dismissal of Dejan Lovren, although the hosts were already ahead by then thanks to Dennis Oliech's opener. Two Alain Traoré goals either side of half-time put the match beyond reach and Auxerre's survival hopes were further boosted by Cédric Hengbart's strike.

Lyon trail Marseille by six points and will have a battle on their hands to remain in the last UEFA Champions League berth, with Paris Saint-Germain FC just a point back. Fifth-placed Stade Rennais FC failed to take advantage, drawing 1-1 at home against struggling SM Caen, but FC Sochaux-Montbéliard are now within a point of Frédéric Antonetti's side following their 3-0 home win against AS Monaco FC, who remain threatened by relegation.

Elsewhere, Montpellier Hérault FC and OGC Nice also scored three goals each, in respective victories against FC Lorient and AC Arles-Avignon, FC Girondins de Bordeaux succumbed 1-0 at RC Lens and Toulouse FC were held to a goalless draw by Valenciennes FC.

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Results

French Ligue 1 2010/11

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

11/05/2011

MarseilleMarseille3-0BrestBrest

Rémy 12, J. Ayew 59, Heinze 81

Venue: Marseille

11/05/2011

NiceNice3-2ArlesArles

Clerc 55, Ljuboja 31, 76

Cabela 39, Diawara 90+3

Venue: Nice

11/05/2011

SochauxSochaux3-0MonacoMonaco

Sauget 22, Maiga 24, Boudebouz 84

Venue: Montbeliard

11/05/2011

LensLens1-0BordeauxBordeaux

Hermach 86

Venue: Lens

11/05/2011

ToulouseToulouse0-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Venue: Toulouse

11/05/2011

MontpellierMontpellier3-1LorientLorient

Giroud 26, Estrada 51, Saihi 64

Ecuele Manga 22

Venue: Montpellier

11/05/2011

RennesRennes1-1CaenCaen

Mangane 43

Niang 55

Venue: Rennes

11/05/2011

AuxerreAuxerre4-0LyonLyon

Oliech 20, Traoré 45+1, 50, Hengbart 79

Venue: Auxerre

10/05/2011

PSGPSG2-2NancyNancy

Mevlüt Erdinç 4, Camara 45+1

N'Guémo 21 (p), Hadji 68

Venue: Paris

10/05/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-2LilleLille

Rivière 5

De Melo 15, Mavuba 67

Venue: St Etienne

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