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Lyon needs late equalizer to draw at home to Nancy
By Jerome Pugmire
Associated Press
2012-12-13 03:12 AM
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.

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