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Lyon and Marseille falter in title race

Published: Sunday 10 February 2013, 23.00CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC's challengers at the top slipped up as Olympique Lyonnais fell to LOSC Lille after Olympique de Marseille were held by Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.

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Published: Sunday 10 February 2013, 23.00CET

Lyon and Marseille falter in title race

Paris Saint-Germain FC's challengers at the top slipped up as Olympique Lyonnais fell to LOSC Lille after Olympique de Marseille were held by Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.

Paris Saint-Germain FC's nearest challengers did their best to help the league leaders enjoy their Sunday off, as Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille both dropped points.

Second-placed Lyon had the chance to cut PSG's lead to three points but suffered a second consecutive Ligue 1 defeat in losing 3-1 to LOSC Lille at the Stade de Gerland. Aurélien Chedjou headed the opener for the visitors from Dimitri Payet's corner, before Florent Balmont doubled the advantage from range before the break. Salomon Kalou scored from the spot after the interval, meaning Lisandro's penalty was too little too late for the hosts.

Marseille's title aspirations suffered another blow as they lost Kassim Abdallah and Jordan Ayew to second-half red cards in a 1-1 draw with Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, leaving Elie Baup's third-placed charges eight points adrift of the top. The mood was optimistic when André-Pierre Gignac took receipt of Mathieu Valbuena's pass and swept in shortly after the break. The pendulum swung in favour of the home side, though, as Yannick Sagbo Latte scored from the spot after Abdallah was sent off, before Ayew followed suit for a second bookable offence.

Stade Rennais FC went fifth thanks to a 2-0 success against Toulouse FC, as Romain Alessandrini and Mevlüt Erdinç got the goals in the final 11 minutes. 

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.50CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/02/2013 12:04 CET

10/02/2013

LyonLyon1-3LOSCLOSC

Lisandro 57 (P)

Chedjou 28, Balmont 45, Kalou 50 (P)

Venue: Lyon

10/02/2013

RennesRennes2-0ToulouseToulouse

Alessandrini 79, Mevlüt Erdinç 84

Venue: Rennes

10/02/2013

ÉvianÉvian1-1MarseilleMarseille

Sagbo Latte 59 (P)

Gignac 50

Venue: Annecy

09/02/2013

TroyesTroyes0-0SochauxSochaux

Venue: Troyes

09/02/2013

NancyNancy1-2ReimsReims

Puygrenier 29

Ayité 48, Fortes 58

Venue: Nancy

09/02/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes2-1BrestBrest

Dossevi 10, Mater 45+1

Raspentino 90+1

Venue: Valenciennes

09/02/2013

NiceNice1-1LorientLorient

Eysseric 82

Mareque 75

Venue: Nice

09/02/2013

AjaccioAjaccio1-0BordeauxBordeaux

Faty 31

Venue: Ajaccio

09/02/2013

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne4-1MontpellierMontpellier

Brandão 13, Aubameyang 29, Mollo 48, Bodmer 74

Cabella 49

Venue: St Etienne

08/02/2013

PSGPSG3-1BastiaBastia

Ménez 56, Ibrahimović 71 (P), Lavezzi 89

Khazri 83

Venue: Paris

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