Evra winner keeps Marseille in hunt for fourth place
Marseille 2 - 1 Nice

Evra winner keeps Marseille in hunt for fourth place

Third-placed Nice suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat for two months, losing 2-1 against Marseille at Stade Velodrome.

Patrice Evra was the unlikely match-winner for OM, netting with a header in the 66th minute to keep Rudi Garcia's men just about in the hunt for fourth place.

Bafetimbi Gomis had given Marseille the lead in the 21st minute, with Mario Balotelli equalising early in the second half.

Lyon remain firmly in pole position to take fourth, though, after a 3-2 win over Nantes.

Eighth-placed Nantes took the lead in the 19th minute through Valentin Rongier and it stayed that way until the 65th minute when Nabil Fekir scored a penalty, picking himself up after a foul by Koffi Djidji.

Five minutes later Lyon took the lead through a Maxwel Cornet header only for Guillaume Gillet to equalise in the 75th minute.

But Cornet struck again with a fourth goal in 15 minutes to claim the points for Lyon.

Lyon lead Marseille by five points with two games remaining, while Bordeaux are a further point back but have an inferior goal difference.

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