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Bordeaux beats rival Lens 1-0; Marseille downs Sochaux 4-2

Bordeaux beats rival Lens 1-0; Marseille downs Sochaux 4-2

Bordeaux beat Lens 1-0 Sunday to overtake its rival for second place in the French league.
Brazilian forward Jussie scored against his former club by shooting into the corner of the net in the 13th. It was Bordeaux's third straight win.
Bordeaux is second with 55 points from 34 rounds, two points ahead of third-place Lens. Lyon is first with 74 points and has already sealed a French record sixth straight title.
The top two teams get an automatic spot in next season's Champions League, while the third-place side has to go through qualifying rounds.
Bordeaux lost David Jemmali after the Tunisia defender was sent off in the 38th for a challenge on Lens forward Aruna Dindane, but Bordeaux was rarely threatened after the interval.
In Sunday's other match, Marseille rallied to beat Sochaux 4-2, with Franck Ribery and Djibril Cisse each scoring one goal and assisting on another.
The win moved Marseille up to fourth spot with 52 points, while Sochaux is seventh with 48.
Jerome Leroy gave Sochaux the lead in the fifth minute when he took advantage of a defensive error to poke the ball home, but Marseille leveled in the 13th with Lorik Cana's powerful header.
With Sochaux looking the more threatening team, Marseille defender Taye Taiwo found Ribery with a long ball down the left in the 69th and the winger cut the ball back to present Cisse with an easy goal.
Three minutes later, Cisse headed Ribery's cross into the path of Samir Nasri who beat one defender before curling the ball in for 3-1.
Ribery added a fourth in the 85th with a solo effort, breaking down the left and flicking the ball past goalkeeper Teddy Richert with the outside of his foot.
Sochaux scored its second goal in injury time when Momouni Dagano's cross was turned into his own net by Julien Rodriguez.
In Saturday's games, it was: Toulouse 1, Paris Saint-Germain 3; Lille 0, Nancy 1; Lyon 2, Le Mans 1; Troyes 3, Sedan 2; Nice 0, Auxerre 0; Nantes 0, Rennes 2; Valenciennes 2, Monaco 2 and Lorient 0, Saint-Etienne 0.


Updated : 2020-12-06 02:52 GMT+08:00