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France round-up: Sakho strike lifts Marseille

Published: Sunday 17 February 2002, 23.07CET
Lamine Sakho boosted Olympique de Marseille's European hopes with the only goal against FC Metz.

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Published: Sunday 17 February 2002, 23.07CET

France round-up: Sakho strike lifts Marseille

Lamine Sakho boosted Olympique de Marseille's European hopes with the only goal against FC Metz.

Lamine Sakho boosted Olympique de Marseille's European hopes with the only goal of the game against FC Metz to take his side to eighth in Le Championnat.

Heavy rain
Sunday's game was originally due to be played yesterday but heavy rain on the south coast forced the postponement. Marseille dominated throughout at the Stade Velodrome but could only find the net once for a 1-0 victory.

Chances spurned
Moreira André Luís's superb pass set Sakho away four minutes after half-time and he kept his head to place the ball past Ludovic Butelle into the bottom right corner. Sakho then had more chances to extend his side's lead but could add to his tally.

Lyon close gap
Olympique Lyonnais closed the gap on French first division leaders RC Lens with an emphatic 3-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain FC in Sunday's late game. The result cut Lens's lead over Lyon from five to two points although the leaders, who were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom-placed FC Lorient on Saturday, still have a game in hand.

Own goal
Frédéric Déhu headed Christophe Delmotte’s cross into his own net for the first goal on 61 minutes, before Brazilian Sonny Anderson doubled the hosts’ lead with 14 minutes remaining. Another Brazilian, Juninho, sealed a convincing victory for Lyon in the 86th minute and PSG’s misery was complete when defender Gabriel Heinze was sent off.

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