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Bordeaux hold on, Marseille snatch draw

Latest update : 2008-03-17

French league N.2 Bordeaux remained within 6 points of leader Lyon as they beat Strasbourg 3-0. Marseille avoided a second straigtht defeat after its UEFA cup upset by snatching a last minute draw in Lens (3-3).

Girondins Bordeaux kept alive their title hopes when an Henrique double helped them to a 3-0 victory over lowly Racing Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
 

The Aquitaine side remain second in the standings, with nine matches left, on 55 points, six behind leaders Olympique Lyon who won 3-0 at Monaco on Saturday.
 

Olympique Marseille missed the chance to move within a point of third-placed Nancy when they wasted a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw at struggling RC Lens.
 

France midfielder Samir Nasri opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a 16-metre shot and Benoit Cheyrou doubled the tally three minutes later after benefiting from a poor clearance from Lens centre back Vitorino Hilton.
 

However, Lens hit back after the break with Toifilou Maoulida reducing the arrears on 56 minutes and Kader Mangane equalising in the 66th after being set up by Nenad Kovacevic.
 

Striker Loic Remy, who has been loaned by Lyon during January's transfer window, gave the home side the edge with 17 minutes left with a slick shot from inside the box.
 

Djibril Cisse salvaged a point for the visitors when he latched onto a Kanga Akale cross one minute from time.
 

Marseille now have 46 points to Nancy's 49 after the Lorraine side drew 1-1 at Sochaux on Saturday. Lens stay 16th on 34 points, two above the relegation zone. At Bordeaux's stade Chaban-Delmas, defender Henrique headed home from an Alejandro Alonso corner kick on 28 minutes and the Brazilian's second goal three minutes from the interval was a carbon copy of the opener.
 

Argentine striker Fernando Cavenaghi made it three 15 minutes from time by firing home from a bad clearance for his 10th goal in his last 10 league matches.

Date created : 2008-03-16

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