Lyon win, Marseille draw

September 11, 2017
Marseille's Florian Thauvin (left), challenges for the ball with Rennes' Joris Gnagnon, during the League One match between Marseille and Rennes, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille. (AP Photo)

PARIS, France (AP):

Spanish forward Mariano Diaz scored his fourth goal this season and 'keeper Anthony Lopes produced a couple of decisive saves as Lyon beat Guingamp 2-1 to go third in the French league.

Struggling against a well-organised Guingamp team that created plenty of scoring chances, Lyon had to rely on some individual brilliance to snatch a third win of the season.

Nabil Fekir got past two defenders just outside the box to score the winner with a clinical finish in the 72nd minute.

Remy Cabella scored in the very first minute with his new club Saint-Etienne in the French league, but Angers managed to stay unbeaten with a 1-1 draw in a match that both sides finished with 10 men.

Cabella, who joined from Marseille on a season-long loan, played a fine one-two with Vincent Pajot in Saint-Etienne's first move and then beat Angers 'keeper Alexandre Letellier with a curling finish.

However, the hosts could only hold onto their lead for another eight minutes, as Thomas Mangani scored his 12th career goal for Angers from the penalty spot after Ronael Pierre-Gabriel handled the ball in the box.

Saint-Etienne moved to fourth in the standings, five points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain, which extended its perfect record to five games on Friday. With seven points, Angers is seventh.

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