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Marseille win to stay on PSG's coat-tails

Published: Saturday 27 April 2013, 22.45CET
Olympique de Marseille have again cut Paris Saint-Germain FC's Ligue 1 lead to six points, a seventh straight clean sheet helping them to a 12th 1-0 win of the season against FC Lorient.

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Published: Saturday 27 April 2013, 22.45CET

Marseille win to stay on PSG's coat-tails

Olympique de Marseille have again cut Paris Saint-Germain FC's Ligue 1 lead to six points, a seventh straight clean sheet helping them to a 12th 1-0 win of the season against FC Lorient.

Mathieu Valbuena's lone strike, midway through the first half, earned Olympique de Marseille a slender win against FC Lorient, keeping the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC.

In the top half of the table, only FC Girondins de Bordeaux have scored fewer than OM's 38 goals, but Élie Baup's side are resilient in defence and after Valbuena volleyed into the bottom corner from outside the box, a typically determined display brought a seventh straight clean sheet. It was OM's 12th 1-0 win of the season and they now trail PSG by six points. The day finished on a sour note, though, as Lorient goalkeeper Fabien Audard and OM's André Ayew were both shown red cards after the final whistle.

Goals were hard to come by anywhere on Saturday, with three games ending goalless stalemates. Stade Rennais FC hit two without reply, however, to heap more misery on Stade Brestois 29, now five points adrift of safety.

AC Ajaccio dramatically overcame Montpellier Hérault SC thanks to a late penalty and an added-time winner – a match that both teams finished with ten men.

On Friday night, LOSC Lille surrendered a three-goal lead in a thrilling draw at home to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, the hosts' Salomon Kalou and Sochaux's Vincent Nogueira each registering doubles.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.32CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 01/05/2013 21:50 CET

27/04/2013

BordeauxBordeaux0-0ReimsReims

Venue: Bordeaux

27/04/2013

AjaccioAjaccio2-1MontpellierMontpellier

Delorte 82 (P), Oliech 90+1

Mounier 56

Venue: Ajaccio

27/04/2013

BrestBrest0-2RennesRennes

Doucouré 28, Montaño 37

Venue: Brest

27/04/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes0-0NancyNancy

Venue: Valenciennes

27/04/2013

BastiaBastia0-0ToulouseToulouse

Venue: Bastia

27/04/2013

LorientLorient0-1MarseilleMarseille

Valbuena 25

Venue: Lorient

26/04/2013

LOSCLOSC3-3SochauxSochaux

Kalou 26, 45+1, Baša 48

Kanté 79, Nogueira 84, 87

Venue: Lille

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