Lyon needs late equalizer to draw at home to Nancy

France Soccer League One

Lyon's Bafe Gomis follows the ball during their French League One soccer match against Nancy at Gerland stadium, in Lyon, central France, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

French league leader Lyon needed a late equalizer from winger Michel Bastos to rescue a 1-1 home draw with relegation battler Nancy on Wednesday, opening the door for Paris Saint-Germain ahead of their table-topping clash at the weekend.
Lyon's confidence was high after wins at title rivals Marseille and Saint-Etienne, but the home fans were left stunned when defender Jordan Loties put 19th-place Nancy ahead in the 74th minute.
Bastos, who scored the winner in Sunday's 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne, equalized in the 83rd minute.
Lyon leads by three points but PSG has a superior goal difference and will take top spot by winning at Parc des Princes on Sunday night.
Later Wednesday, third-place Marseille was at Bastia.