Lyon and Marseille miss chance to join title hunt
Bordeaux 1 - 1 Olympique Marseille

Lyon and Marseille miss chance to join title hunt

19/11/2017

Lyon and Marseille both lost an opportunity to join the Ligue 1 title race when they were held to disappointing draws on Sunday.

Third-placed Lyon, on 26 points from 13 games, are now nine points behind leaders Paris St Germain and three adrift of second-placed Monaco after being held 0-0 at home to Montpellier.

Marseille lie fourth on 25 points but it could have been worse if Morgan Sanson had not scored in injury-time for them to salvage a 1-1 draw at Girondins de Bordeaux, where they have not won in 40 years.

Nicolas de Preville had intercepted a poor backpass and beat Steve Mandanda with a curled shot after only three minutes to give Bordeaux the advantage.

Marseille never really threatened until four minutes into stoppage time, when Sanson fired home from inside the box to ensure they now have a two-point lead over fifth-placed Nantes, who were demolished 4-1 by PSG on Saturday.

Bordeaux are now ninth on 17 points.

Earlier on Sunday, Nice's mediocre start to the season continued with a 1-1 draw at Caen, Ronny Rodelin's dramatic last-gasp volleyed goal cancelling out Pierre Lees-Melou's first-half strike for the Azurean side.

Nice, who finished the previous season in third place, are 16th on 14 points, just two points above the relegation zone while Caen are sixth on 19.

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