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Top spot in sight after Marseille win in Toulouse

Published: Saturday 15 December 2012, 19.05CET
Only goal difference separates Olympique de Marseille from Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyonnais after Élie Baup's charges battled to a 1-0 win against stubborn nine-man Toulouse FC.

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Published: Saturday 15 December 2012, 19.05CET

Top spot in sight after Marseille win in Toulouse

Only goal difference separates Olympique de Marseille from Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyonnais after Élie Baup's charges battled to a 1-0 win against stubborn nine-man Toulouse FC.

Olympique de Marseille moved second, level on points with Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyonnais, thanks to a 1-0 defeat of nine-man Toulouse FC.

OM's prospects looked bright when Toulouse were reduced to ten in the 27th minute, Cheick Mbengué's foul earning him a straight red card. The visitors pressed to exploit the situation and Jordan Ayew was felled in the area shortly after. His brother, André, stepped up to take the spot kick, but Ali Ahamada was equal to it. Any optimism was short-lived, however, as Les Mauves et Blancs winger Franck Tabanou became the second player to be dismissed in an eventful opening half.

It took until the 68th minute for OM to break the deadlock, but the goal was worth the wait. André-Pierre Gignac, making his second substitute appearance following a six-week injury lay-off, cut into the area from the left and curled a fine effort into the top-right corner. Marseille held on and await the outcome of Lyon's game in hand, at third-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC on Sunday.

In Saturday's late fixtures, OGC Nice, two down after 14 minutes, recovered to defeat Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 3-2 and climb to fourth. Montpellier Hérault SC were the night's big winners, 4-0 versus SC Bastia, while ES Troyes Aube Champagne moved off the foot of the table after withstanding a late fightback from AC Ajaccio.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.37CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 11:59 CET

15/12/2012

SochauxSochaux1-2BrestBrest

Bakambu 59

Chafni 63, Ben Basat 77

Venue: Montbeliard

15/12/2012

MontpellierMontpellier4-0BastiaBastia

Estrada 14, Herrera 48, Belhanda 60, Mounier 76

Venue: Montpellier

15/12/2012

ReimsReims1-1LOSCLOSC

Weber 7

Payet 72

Venue: Reims

15/12/2012

NiceNice3-2ÉvianÉvian

Cvitanich 19, 47, Maupay 90+1

Sagbo Latte 3, Barbosa 14

Venue: Nice

15/12/2012

TroyesTroyes3-2AjaccioAjaccio

Darbion 34, Nivet 39, Camus 45+1

Lasne 90, Cavalli 90+3, N'Goyi 90+3 (o.g.)

Venue: Troyes

15/12/2012

ToulouseToulouse0-1MarseilleMarseille

Gignac 68

Venue: Toulouse

14/12/2012

RennesRennes2-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Feret 5, Pitroipa 71

Venue: Rennes

Standings

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