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Ligue 1: Lyon snap Marseille's eight-match winning streak

Modified 27 Oct 2014, 14:17 IST
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Lyon's French midfielder Yoann Gourcuff (R) celebrates after scoring a goal against Marseille

Paris, Oct 27 Former French football league champions Lyon registered a 1-0 victory over Marseille at home to snap the Ligue 1 leaders' eight-game winning run.

Yoann Gourcuff fired a rifled effort from 10 metres in the 65th minute to put Lyon ahead Sunday night, reports Xinhua.

With the victory, Lyon extend their unbeaten streak to seven games and climb to third place in the Ligue 1 table, while Marseille, who have scored 25 goals, stay on top with a four-point lead over defending champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Another Sunday's 11th round match saw Nice trash Guingamp 7-2, with five goals from Brazilian midfielder Carlos Eduardo while Alassane Plea and Eric Bautheac contributed one each.

Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne moved up to fourth position with a 1-0 victory over FC Metz, and Rennes handed Lille a third consecutive defeat after winning 2-0 at home.

Published 27 Oct 2014, 14:11 IST
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