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Keita scores twice, Lens draws 3-3 with Saint-Etienne in French league

Keita scores twice, Lens draws 3-3 with Saint-Etienne in French league

Seydou Keita scored twice Sunday, including an injury-time equalizer, to help Lens come back from a three-goal deficit and draw 3-3 with visiting Saint-Etienne in the French league.
Saint-Etienne got two goals from Marek Heinz and one from Batefimbi Gomis before halftime, but Lens scored twice in the final minutes to secure a draw.
Adama Coulibaly headed in a goal in the 89th minute and Keita punished poor defending with another header deep into injury time. The Mali midfielder, again with a header, scored the other goal for Lens in the 66th.
The draw moved Lens into third place with 37 points from 22 rounds, while Saint-Etienne is fifth with 35 points.
Saint-Etienne had looked set for its second straight away win after converting three counterattacks into goals.
Gomis scored in the 16th, collecting a pass with his back to goal, spinning quickly, and sending a powerful shot from 20 meters (yards) inside the post.
Heinz first scored in the 24th from the edge of the penalty area. The Czech Republic midfielder then hit a diagonal shot across the body of goalkeeper Charles Itandje and into the net.
Gomis wriggled free down the right in the 45th and his looping pass found Heinz on the left. He chested the ball down and hit a fierce swerving shot into the opposite corner.
Also, Benoit Cheyrou set up goals for Kanga Akale and Thomas Kahlenberg in Auxerre's 2-0 win over Nancy.
Akale headed in Cheyrou's free kick in the 34th minute and Kahlenberg shot under the crossbar three minutes later after collecting Cheyrou's pass from the left.
Nancy almost scored midway through the first half when Brazilian defender Andre Luiz's header bounced off the crossbar with goalkeeper Olivier Sorin beaten.
Auxerre is in 13th place with 29 points, while Nancy stays in 12th with 30 points.
On Saturday, it was: Le Mans 2, Marseille 0; Lyon 1, Nice 1; 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.