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Baros scores for Lyon as French champion's winless run extends to four

Baros scores for Lyon as French champion's winless run extends to four

Milan Baros scored on full debut for Lyon in a 1-1 draw against Nice in the French league on Saturday, increasing its winless run to four matches.
The five-time defending champion had lost its previous two matches. Bakari Kone gave the visitors the lead in the 30th minute, but Baros leveled in the 39th after collecting a fine pass from Sidney Govou.
Lyon still leads by 13 points over second-place Lille, which won 1-0 at Bordeaux after an own-goal by Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.
After 22 rounds, Lyon has 51 points, Lille 38 and Marseille has 36 after losing 2-0 at Le Mans.
In other matches, it was: Sedan 0, Monaco 1; Bordeaux 0, Lille 1; Nantes 0, Lorient 2; Toulouse 1, Troyes 1; Paris Saint-Germain 0, Sochaux 0; and Rennes 1, Valenciennes 0.
At Sedan, Baros' Czech Republic teammate, Jan Koller, scored Monaco's winner in the first minute.
Rennes won on Romain Danze's seventh-minute goal while Lorient's Pierre-Andre Gignac scored a neat volley and Fabrice Abriel added the other.
At Toulouse, Dominique Arribage scored for the home side before Cedric Barbosa equalized.
At Le Mans, James Fanchone and Grafite scored for the hosts.
Fanchone scored in the 38th minute through the legs of teammate Grafite and past unsighted Marseille goalkeeper Cedric Carasso after Marseille had failed to clear a corner.
Grafite sealed the win with a penalty kick in the 83rd. Marseille coach Albert Emon was sent to the stands soon after for heatedly arguing with the fourth official.
Canadian millionaire Jack Kachkar, who is expected to become Marseille's new owner by the end of February after current proprietor Robert Louis-Dreyfus accepted his offer, watched from the stands.
"This is a very exciting time for me," Kachkar said Saturday. "I'm a big Marseille fan."
Marseille dominated the first half, but failed to take numerous chances. Mamadou Niang went close in the 21st when he hit the post after running onto a pass from Franck Ribery.
On Sunday, Auxerre hosts Nancy and Saint-Etienne play at Lens.