French Ligue 1
MarseilleMarseille2NantesNantes0
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Marseille 2, Nantes 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Marseille 2, Nantes 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Yacine Bammou (Nantes).

  5. Post update

    Dangerous play by Rod Fanni (Marseille).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

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

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Romain Alessandrini (Marseille).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Marseille).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Johan Audel (Nantes).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Romain Alessandrini.