Lyon wrest point from Marseille


Lyon came from 2-0 down to snatch a draw with Marseille at the Velodrome last night.

Bruno Cheyrou and Brandao fired Marseille ahead but a Souleymane Diawara own goal followed by a Bafetimbi Gomis effort earned a draw for Lyon.

Paris St Germain beat Evian 3-1 to stay three points clear of closest challengers Montpellier at the top of Ligue 1.

Victory also maintained their 100% record under new coach Carlo Ancelotti but it did not come easily as Evian went ahead just before half-time when Cedric Cambon scored.

PSG stormed back in the second period as Nene scored twice, the second from the penalty spot, and Kevin Gameiro wrapped up the win two minutes from the end of normal time.

A freak goal from Geoffrey Dernis earned Montpellier a 1-0 win over Brest. He scored the winner in the 41st minute, as a volley from teammate Remy Cabella struck him on the back and went past keeper Steeve Elana.

Bordeaux got back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 home win over 10-man Toulouse. Jussie netted in the first minute and the points were then effectively wrapped up before half-time as Ludovic Obraniak added a second before Toulouse had Moussa Sissoko sent off.

Valenciennes beat Dijon 2-1 while Nancy and Rennes battled to a goalless draw. Substitute Esmael Goncalves netted a late equaliser to earn bottom club Nice a 1-1 draw at Ajaccio.

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