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Ligue 1 Wrap: PSG title celebrations on hold after Marseille win

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 4 May 2013


Paris Saint-Germain will have to wait for at least another week to be officially crowned Ligue 1 champions after Marseille beat Bastia 2-1 on Saturday.

Andre-Pierre Gignac opened the scoring inside the first 15 minutes at Stade Velodrome before highly-rated 20-year-old Florian Thauvin hit back for the visitors just after half-time.
However, Marseille striker Gignac then grabbed his second of the match nine minutes from time to secure the win.
That victory means that Marseille have increased their grip on second place ahead of Lyon, while PSG’s title celebrations will have to be put on hold for another week.
At the bottom of the table, the fight to avoid relegation will continue as Troyes beat fellow strugglers Evian 1-0, with Jean-Christophe Bahebeck’s goal moving them above Brest and into 19th place, four points from safety.
Brest’s drop to the bottom of the league came after a 2-1 defeat at reigning champions Montpellier. Florian Raspentino levelled for the visitors after Marco Estrada gave the hosts the lead, and Souleymane Camara consigned them to the loss with a late penalty.
Sixteenth-placed Sochaux are another side far from safe, but a Sloan Privat goal just after the half-hour mark was enough to clinch three points at home to Lorient, while Reims and Ajaccio, who both sit anxiously just above the bottom three, drew 1-1.
The day’s highest-scoring encounter came at Stadium Municipal as Lille fell 2-0 down at Toulouse before drawing level just after half-time. However, second-half goals from Daniel Braaten and Eden Ben Basat gave the hosts a 4-2 win.



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