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.
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|1||Paris Saint-Germain FC||32||67|
|2||Olympique de Marseille||33||61|
|7||Montpellier Hérault SC||33||48|
|9||FC Girondins de Bordeaux||32||46|
|10||Stade Rennais FC||32||42|
|13||Stade de Reims||32||37|
|15||AC Ajaccio *||32||35|
|16||Évian Thonon Gaillard FC||32||34|
|19||Stade Brestois 29||33||29|
|20||ES Troyes AC||32||25|