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Cheyrou special lifts Marseille second

Published: Saturday 20 April 2013, 19.07CET
Olympique de Marseille responded to Olympique Lyonnais' Friday night win with a victory of their own on Saturday against Stade Brestois 29, enabling them to retake second place in Ligue 1.
Cheyrou special lifts Marseille second
Marseille players celebrate after Benoît Cheyrou's free-kick ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 20 April 2013, 19.07CET

Cheyrou special lifts Marseille second

Olympique de Marseille responded to Olympique Lyonnais' Friday night win with a victory of their own on Saturday against Stade Brestois 29, enabling them to retake second place in Ligue 1.

Olympique de Marseille reassumed second place in Ligue 1 by edging past Stade Brestois 29 1-0 at the Stade Vélodrome.

Olympique Lyonnais had taken OM's spot behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC after Clément Grenier's late winner earned them a 2-1 win against current title holders Montpellier Hérault SC on Friday night.

Lyon's stay proved a transient one, however, thanks to Benoît Cheyrou's excellent effort on the stroke of half-time. OM have been less than prolific this term, and indeed this was their 11th 1-0 win of the campaign, but there was a touch of class to the midfielder's left-footed free-kick, which cracked in off the base of the right post, leaving Alexis Thébaux helpless. 

Élie Baup's side are six points behind PSG, who host fifth-placed OGC Nice on Sunday night, while Brest remain 19th and three points shy of safety, having played a game more than anyone else in the bottom half of the table.

Last updated: 27/04/13 19.34CET

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French Ligue 1 2012/13

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Last updated: 25/04/2013 17:48 CET

20/04/2013

MarseilleMarseille1-0BrestBrest

Cheyrou 45+1

Venue: Marseille

19/04/2013

MontpellierMontpellier1-2LyonLyon

Belhanda 41

Lisandro 29, Grenier 90+3

Venue: Montpellier

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