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Marseille 2-1 Lille

Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi (right) wheels away to celebrate his side's winner against Lille
Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi (right) celebrates his side's winner against Lille

Michy Batshuayi scored the winner to help Marseille beat Lille and move two points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Paris St-Germain only managed a 0-0 draw against Montpellier on Saturday and Marseille capitalised to move three points clear of their rivals.

Nolan Roux's own goal gave them the lead against Lille and, despite an Idrissa Gueye equaliser, Batshuayi sent in a half-volley for the winner.

Lyon won 5-0 at Bordeaux to leapfrog PSG and move into second place.

Ligue 1 top scorer Alexandre Lacazette scored twice for Lyon as he took his tally to 17 for the season.

Bordeaux were reduced to 10 men after Nicolas Pallois was sent off in the 65th minute, while Corentin Tolisso, Nabil Fekir, Jordan Ferri were Lyon's other scorers.

Line-ups

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 26Dja Djédjé
  • 24Fanni
  • 3N'Koulou
  • 23Mendy
  • 8LeminaSubstituted forRomaoat 75'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 25Imbula
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forMorelat 84'minutes
  • 22Batshuayi
  • 10A Ayew
  • 9Gignac

Substitutes

  • 2Aloe
  • 6Bangoura
  • 15Morel
  • 16Samba
  • 19Omrani
  • 20Romao
  • 33Boutobba

Lille

  • 1Enyeama
  • 15Sidibe
  • 14Kjaer
  • 25Basa
  • 23Souaré
  • 4BalmontSubstituted forMeitéat 72'minutes
  • 24Mavuba
  • 5Gueye
  • 27Origi
  • 26RouxSubstituted forFreyat 58'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 20Mendes da GraçaSubstituted forRodelinat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Corchia
  • 9Rodelin
  • 11Frey
  • 12Meité
  • 16Elana
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 33Traore
Referee:
Alexandre Castro
Attendance:
62,408

Match Stats

Home TeamMarseilleAway TeamLille
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Marseille 2, Lille 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Marseille 2, Lille 1.

Foul by André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille).

Soualiho Meité (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by André Ayew (Marseille).

Ronny Rodelin (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Divock Origi (Lille).

Foul by André Ayew (Marseille).

Rio Mavuba (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Lille. Ronny Rodelin tries a through ball, but Divock Origi is caught offside.

Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Divock Origi (Lille).

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Ronny Rodelin replaces Ryan Mendes.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Jérémy Morel replaces Florian Thauvin.

Foul by Nicolas N'Koulou (Marseille).

Djibril Sidibe (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Djibril Sidibe (Lille) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Idrissa Gueye (Lille) because of an injury.

Booking

Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille).

Idrissa Gueye (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Michael Frey (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Divock Origi (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rio Mavuba.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Soualiho Meité replaces Florent Balmont.

Foul by Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille).

Idrissa Gueye (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Mendes (Lille) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Divock Origi with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Marseille 2, Lille 1. Michy Batshuayi (Marseille) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Mendes (Lille) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Djibril Sidibe.

Attempt missed. Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Florian Thauvin.

Attempt missed. Idrissa Gueye (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Frey.

Booking

Michael Frey (Lille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Giannelli Imbula (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Frey (Lille).

Goal!

Goal! Marseille 1, Lille 1. Idrissa Gueye (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Djibril Sidibe.

André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Kjaer (Lille).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 21st December 2014

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Marseille19132438172141
2Lyon19123440172339
3PSG19108132131938
4Saint-Étienne19106322121036
5Monaco199552318532
6Bordeaux199462627-131
7Nantes198651917230
8Rennes198472124-328
9Reims198472530-528
10Montpellier197572119226
11Nice196492126-522
12Guingamp1971112031-1122
13Lille185671517-221
14Toulouse1963102229-721
15Lorient1962112126-520
16Lens1954102024-419
17Metz1954101727-1019
18Evian Thonon Gaillard1861112032-1219
19Bastia194691623-718
20Caen1936102232-1015
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