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Text by REUTERS

Latest update : 2008-10-29

Paris Saint Germain claimed an away victory 4-2 over Marseille after a thrilling match. Lyon still tops the standings as the capital side broke Marseille's winning hopes, breaking the game at the 82nd minute.

PARIS - Olympique Marseille missed the chance to capture the lead in Ligue 1 when they lost 4-2 at home to arch-rivals Paris St Germain in a lively Ligue 1 game on Sunday.

The former European champions, who would have gone top with a win, stay second on 19 points from 10 games, two points behind seven-times champions Olympique Lyon, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Auxerre on Saturday.

A thrilling match was heading towards a 2-2 draw when midfielder Jerome Rothen put the visitors in front with a free kick against the run of play 14 minutes from time.

Forward Guillaume Hoarau wrapped it up with his second goal of the night six minutes later, sending PSG up to sixth in the 20-strong league, four points off the pace.

Date created : 2008-10-26

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