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Rennes respond twice to rein in Marseille

Published: Saturday 26 January 2013, 19.16CET
Olympique de Marseille find themselves three points behind Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyonnais after twice being pegged back in a 2-2 draw at Stade Rennais FC.

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Published: Saturday 26 January 2013, 19.16CET

Rennes respond twice to rein in Marseille

Olympique de Marseille find themselves three points behind Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyonnais after twice being pegged back in a 2-2 draw at Stade Rennais FC.

Olympique de Marseille lost ground at the top of Ligue 1 after twice being pegged back in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stade Rennais FC.

Élie Baup's men were hoping to move within a point of pacesetters Olympique Lyonnais, who triumphed 2-0 on Friday at Valenciennes FC. André Ayew broke the deadlock in style eight minutes before the break, stealing possession in his own half and sprinting the length of the pitch before applying a cool finish to a neat one-two with Mathieu Valbuena.

OM could not add to their lead, however, and were punished just before the hour when Rennes defender Kévin Théophile-Catherine headed in Romain Alessandrini's corner.

The pendulum swung back the visitors' way seven minutes from time as Jordan Ayew converted Morgan Amalfitano's back-post cross, but the end-to-end contest had a final twist when Alessandrini nodded in a late leveller after Steve Mandanda had parried Abdoulaye Sané's angled drive against the woodwork.

Elsewhere, bottom-placed AS Nancy-Lorraine earned their second win of the campaign to prevent FC Lorient stealing fourth spot from Rennes, while 19th-placed ES Troyes AC prevailed by the same 2-1 scoreline against Stade Brestois 29 to ease their equally worrying situation.

Stade de Reims and Évian Thonon Gaillard FC earned 1-1 draws with Toulouse FC and AC Ajaccio respectively. Champions Montpellier Hérault SC beat FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 2-0.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.13CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/04/2013 09:48 CET

26/01/2013

TroyesTroyes2-1BrestBrest

Camus 44, Darbion 54

Ben Basat 61

Venue: Troyes

26/01/2013

MontpellierMontpellier2-0SochauxSochaux

Herrera 28, Utaka 34

Venue: Montpellier

26/01/2013

NancyNancy2-1LorientLorient

Paul Alo'o 36, Puygrenier 71

Aliadière 50

Venue: Nancy

26/01/2013

ReimsReims1-1ToulouseToulouse

Krychowiak 74

Capoue 56

Venue: Reims

26/01/2013

ÉvianÉvian1-1AjaccioAjaccio

Wass 53

Oliech 36

Venue: Annecy

26/01/2013

RennesRennes2-2MarseilleMarseille

Théophile-Catherine 58, Alessandrini 88

A. Ayew 37, J. Ayew 82

Venue: Rennes

25/01/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes0-2LyonLyon

Fofana 8, Gomis 28

Venue: Valenciennes

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