French Ligue 1
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Marseille 2-0 Nantes

Marseille midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada takes a free-kick against Nantes
Marseille have won 11 of their last 13 league games

Marseille extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to four points as goals by Florian Thauvin and Rod Fanni saw off Nantes.

Thauvin, 21, opened the scoring with a superb left-footed flick following Dimitri Payet's cross.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou was denied an equaliser by Steve Mandanda and Fanni doubled the lead before the break with a header from Thauvin's cross.

Paris St-Germain can reduce Marseille's lead to one point on Saturday.

They entertain mid-table Nice as Laurent Blanc's side go in search of a sixth straight league win.

Nantes are 10 points behind Marseille after suffering a first league defeat since 14 September.

Line-ups

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 26Dja Djédjé
  • 24Fanni
  • 3N'Koulou
  • 23Mendy
  • 8LeminaSubstituted forRomaoat 80'minutes
  • 25Imbula
  • 27BarradaSubstituted forAlessandriniat 64'minutesSubstituted forAloeat 90+2'minutes
  • 17Payet
  • 14ThauvinBooked at 31mins
  • 9Gignac

Substitutes

  • 2Aloe
  • 11Alessandrini
  • 15Morel
  • 16Samba
  • 19Omrani
  • 20Romao
  • 22Batshuayi

Nantes

  • 1Riou
  • 22Cissokho
  • 4Vizcarrondo
  • 3DjilobodjiBooked at 38mins
  • 5Veigneau
  • 2Hansen
  • 6GomisBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDeauxat 75'minutes
  • 13GakpeSubstituted forAudelat 73'minutes
  • 25Veretout
  • 14NkoudouSubstituted forBessatat 81'minutes
  • 23Bammou

Substitutes

  • 7Bedoya
  • 8Bessat
  • 9Shechter
  • 18Deaux
  • 21Audel
  • 24Alhadhur
  • 30Dupé
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
54,103

Match Stats

Home TeamMarseilleAway TeamNantes
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Marseille 2, Nantes 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Marseille 2, Nantes 0.

Benjamin Mendy (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yacine Bammou (Nantes).

Dangerous play by Rod Fanni (Marseille).

Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Baptiste Aloe replaces Romain Alessandrini because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Romain Alessandrini (Marseille) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Romain Alessandrini (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Mendy.

André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes).

Foul by Romain Alessandrini (Marseille).

Issa Cissokho (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kian Hansen (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johan Audel.

Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Marseille).

Johan Audel (Nantes) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Romain Alessandrini (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johan Audel (Nantes).

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Romain Alessandrini.

Attempt missed. Giannelli Imbula (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Vincent Bessat replaces Georges-Kévin Nkoudou Mbida.

Attempt missed. Giannelli Imbula (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Foul by Nicolas N'Koulou (Marseille).

Rémy Riou (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Jacques-Alaixys Romao replaces Mario Lemina.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Issa Cissokho.

Attempt saved. Yacine Bammou (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johan Audel.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Lucas Deaux replaces Rémi Gomis.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Johan Audel replaces Serge Gakpe.

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Steve Mandanda.

Attempt saved. Jordan Veretout (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Issa Cissokho.

Attempt missed. Yacine Bammou (Nantes) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Veretout with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Giannelli Imbula.

Attempt missed. Serge Gakpe (Nantes) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yacine Bammou with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Florian Thauvin (Marseille) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brice Dja Djédjé with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Romain Alessandrini replaces Abdel Barrada.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo.

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.

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