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Lyon battle back to hold Marseille

Published: Sunday 5 February 2012, 22.55CET
Olympique Lyonnais fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Olympique Marseille in what was the only fixture to survive the cold snap that hit Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Lyon battle back to hold Marseille
Lyon's Jimmy Briand vies for possession with Jérémy Morel of Marseille ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 5 February 2012, 22.55CET

Lyon battle back to hold Marseille

Olympique Lyonnais fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Olympique Marseille in what was the only fixture to survive the cold snap that hit Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Two goals in ten minutes before half-time completed an Olympique Lyonnais fightback after the visitors had fallen 2-0 down at Olympique de Marseille.

Benoît Cheyrou swept Marseille into a 16th-minute lead, before Brandão showed wonderful deftness of touch to cushion a 34th-minute volley past Hugo Lloris and put Marseille two up. Bafétimbi Gomis provided the perfect response for Lyon, however, tapping in a loose ball from a corner just two minutes later.

It was 2-2 just before the break, a wrong-footed Souleymane Diawara inadvertently deflecting the ball past his own goalkeeper at the near post. Lloris and Steve Mandanda were forced into good saves thereafter, but the second half remained goalless and the spoils were shared.

Lyon remain fourth as a result, a point better off than Marseille, though both sides missed the chance to climb into third after LOSC Lille Métropole's trip to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard was postponed due to adverse weather conditions. Sub-zero temperatures also got the better of SM Caen's fixture against AJ Auxerre.

Last updated: 06/02/12 2.53CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/03/2012 14:27 CET

05/02/2012

MarseilleMarseille2-2LyonLyon

Cheyrou 16, Brandão 34

Gomis 36, Diawara 45 (o.g.)

Venue: Marseille

04/02/2012

BordeauxBordeaux2-0ToulouseToulouse

Jussiê 1, Obraniak 40

Venue: Bordeaux

04/02/2012

AjaccioAjaccio1-1NiceNice

Eduardo 57 (penalty)

Goncalves 85

Venue: Ajaccio

04/02/2012

MontpellierMontpellier1-0BrestBrest

Dernis 41

Venue: Montpellier

04/02/2012

PSGPSG3-1ÉvianÉvian

Nenê 47, 79 (penalty), Gameiro 89

Cambon 45+1

Venue: Paris

04/02/2012

DijonDijon1-2ValenciennesValenciennes

Thil 90+2

Cohade 2, Danic 43

Venue: Dijon

04/02/2012

NancyNancy0-0RennesRennes

Venue: Nancy

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