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Lyon suffers first home defeat, Ribery scores twice for improving Marseille

Lyon suffers first home defeat, Ribery scores twice for improving Marseille

French league leader Lyon lost to Bordeaux 2-1 on Wednesday, its first home defeat of the season and a third straight match without a win.
Midfielder Pablo Francia and former France midfielder Johan Micoud sealed Bordeaux's win inside the opening 30 minutes.
Coach Gerard Houllier brought on substitute Milan Baros in the 58th minute for his debut since joining on Monday from Aston Villa, and Brazil's Fred pulled a goal back minutes later.
Houllier's team is in a rare slump in front of goal and has scored only once in its last three games.
The defeat didn't change the top of the table, as the five-time defending champion maintained a 14-point lead.
Lyon has 50 points from 21 rounds, and Marseille was second with 36 points after a 3-1 home win over Auxerre.
Lens dropped to third following a 1-0 loss at Lorient, and Lille's 1-0 home win over struggling Paris Saint-Germain moved it into fourth.
Bordeaux took the lead in the third minute when Jean-Claude Darcheville was fouled by Lyon goalkeeper Remi Vercoutre, who was lucky not to be sent off and escaped with a yellow card.
Francia neatly converted the spot kick for his first goal of the season, and then the Argentine midfielder crossed superbly from the left for Micoud to head home in the 27th.
Fred grabbed his sixth goal of the season in the 64th when he converted Juninho's free kick. Baros then twice created chances for Juninho but the Brazilian's goal-touch deserted him, and Micoud missed a late chance for a second goal.
In other matches, it was: Monaco 0, Rennes 2; Nice 0, Toulouse 1; Sochaux 1, Sedan 1; Troyes 1, Nantes 0; and Valenciennes 1, Le Mans 1.
Rafik Saifi scored Lorient's winner, and at Stade Velodrome, Franck Ribery scored twice for resurgent Marseille.
France winger Ribery first scored in the eighth minute with a 25-meter shot that bounced awkwardly past goalkeeper Olivier Sorin. He then put Marseille ahead again in the 38th with a goal created by striker Djibril Cisse.
Ireneusz Jelen had briefly leveled for Auxerre, and Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo scored Marseille's other goal with a powerful free kick in the 88th.
Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun headed Lille's winner in the 75th, and PSG's Pierre-Alain Frau almost leveled in injury time but goalkeeper Tony Sylva tipped his header over.
PSG has only 20 points and is only saved from dropping into the relegation zone because 18th-placed Troyes has a worse goals difference. PSG is suffering its worst ever season.
Rennes won on goals from Jimmy Briand and Etienne Didot, while Gael Sanz's late header past Fabien Barthez moved Troyes level with PSG on points.
At Sochaux, Cameroon striker Joseph-Desire Job gave Sedan the lead in the 20th, before Marcio Santos Alvaro leveled for the home side in the 62nd.
At Valenciennes, Sebastien Roudet gave the home side the lead, but Tulio De Melo struck for Le Mans in the 88th.
On Thursday, Nancy hosts Saint-Etienne.


Updated : 2021-07-27 16:09 GMT+08:00