Marseille leave it late; PSG see off Troyes; Lille drop into danger zone

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It was an opportunity for Marseille to put more daylight between them and fourth-placed Lyon, as by the time they kicked off on Sunday night, Lyon had been held in Montpellier; win and they go seven points clear. But it didn’t quite go according to plan, especially not from the off, as only 11 minutes had been played when opponents Nantes took the lead through Leo Dubois.

Most part of the rest of the game was laced with frustration for Rudi Garcia and his charges, a few misses here and there, and defeat was starting to seem like a certainty. But L’OM would find a way to save their skins, courtesy of man-in-form Florian Thauvin, who stabbed home a 95th minute equaliser. 1-1 it finished at the Velodrome, but not before Nantes saw defender Nicolas Pallois get sent off.

That scoreline also means Nantes drop to seventh place, while even the former occupants of fifth place, Montpellier, have also been usurped, after drawing with Lyon. As such, fifth position is currently filled by Rennes, who saw off Amiens thanks to goals from Wahbi Khazri and substitute Ibrahim Sarr.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain continued their procession towards an inevitable league title after Angel Di Maria and Christopher Nkunku fired them past Troyes, while Mario Balotelli bagged his 14th goal of the season in Nice’s win over Lille, and Lille as a result lie in the automatic relegation places.

Nolan Roux bagged another goal for Metz, but his side failed to win once more, and they remain firmly at the foot of the table. Monaco came from behind to defeat Bordeaux and maintain their grip on second place, while Caen were too strong for Strasbourg on Sunday.

Ligue 1 Week 28 Results

Marseille 1-1 Nantes
Troyes 0-2 PSG
Montpellier 1-1 Lyon
Amiens 0-2 Rennes
Caen 2-0 Strasbourg
Angers 3-0 Guingamp
Monaco 2-1 Bordeaux
Nice 2-1 Lille
St. Etienne 2-2 Dijon
Metz 1-1 Toulouse

 

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Olakunle Ajao is a Mass Communication student at the University of Lagos. Commonly known as 'The Major' by friends and fiends alike, he has quite the obsession with football, watching, reading, writing and playing- although he's not very good at that last part.

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