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Ligue 1 wrap: Marseille held to draw, Lyon climb

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 10 Apr 2011


Marseille missed a chance to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Lille with a 2-2 draw at home to Toulouse on Sunday.

The defending champions Marseille were presented with an opportunity to close within one point of Lille after the first-placed side suffered a rare defeat on Saturday, 1-0 away to Monaco.

And Marseille were on target to take full advantage after leading through a goal from striker Loic Remy 31 minutes into the match at the Stade Velodrome.

But Norwegian winger Daniel Braaten leveled in first-half injury time for Toulouse and the visitors were in front when defender Mauro Cetto struck just after the hour mark.

The mid-table side appeared on course for an upset away win before striker Andre Pierre Gignac equalised for the hosts with five minutes to go.

Marseille remain second following the draw, three points behind Lille.

In the late kick-off, Lyon defeated Lens 3-0 at home to move third, just two points behind Marseille.

All the goals came in the second half at the Stade Gerland, with a 56th-minute own goal from Henri Bedimo putting Lyon ahead, before Jimmy Briand made it 2-0 five minutes later.

Argentina centre-forward Lisandro Lopez completed the scoring in the 91st minute.

Defeat leaves Lens second bottom, seven points off safety.

In other matches, Montpellier led at home to Nice through a 44th-minute effort from Geoffrey Dernis.

Nigeria international John Utaka missed a penalty to put the hosts 2-0 ahead and Nice made them pay, with Francois Clerc leveling on 73 minutes to earn a share of the spoils.

The draw leaves Montpellier sixth, with Nice 14th – just two points above the relegation zone.


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