PARIS (AP) — Marseille moved closer to securing a Champions League spot by beating Reims 1-0 on Sunday to retain a six-point lead for second place in the French league with just four rounds left.
Brazil midfielder Gerson dribbled past Andreaw Gravillon to fire home a low strike in the 83rd minute after Marseille had struggled to break down a compact Reims side playing with five defenders.
PARIS (AP) — Lorient conceded two early goals before thrashing Saint-Etienne 6-2 in the French league to move four points clear of the relegation zone on Friday.
Mali striker Ibrahima Kone and Nigeria forward Terem Moffi both scored twice for Lorient.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Lille slipped to a second defeat in five games in the French league with a 2-1 loss at Lorient on Friday.
Lille lost just three league matches throughout last season but has only won once in five games so far this campaign and conceded 11 goals.