Ligue 1: Marseille's 14-game unbeaten streak ends with defeat by Nantes; Monaco held to draw at Dijon

The loss against Nantes was Marseille's first defeat since they lost 4-0 at Paris St Germain on 27 October.

Reuters February 23, 2020 09:58:44 IST
Ligue 1: Marseille's 14-game unbeaten streak ends with defeat by Nantes; Monaco held to draw at Dijon
  • Second-placed Olympique de Marseille slumped to a 3-1 home defeat against Nantes as their 14-game unbeaten run in Ligue 1 ended after almost four months

  • The loss against Nantes was Marseille's first defeat since they lost 4-0 at Paris St Germain on 27 October.

  • Stade Rennais are 11 points behind OM ahead of their home game against Nimes on Sunday.

Paris: Second-placed Olympique de Marseille slumped to a 3-1 home defeat against Nantes as their 14-game unbeaten run in Ligue 1 ended after almost four months on Saturday.

Kader Bamba’s goal and Alvaro’s own goal, both in the second half, earned Nantes all three points after OM midfielder Morgan Sanson had cancelled out Anthony Limbombe’s opener as the Provence side suffered their first defeat since they lost 4-0 at Paris St Germain on 27 October.

Ligue 1 Marseilles 14game unbeaten streak ends with defeat by Nantes Monaco held to draw at Dijon

It was Marseille's first defeat since October last year. AP

Marseille trail leaders Paris St Germain, who host Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday, by 10 points, and lead third-placed Lille by nine points after the northerners beat bottom club Toulouse 3-0 with help from a Loic Remy double.

Stade Rennais are 11 points behind OM ahead of their home game against Nimes on Sunday.

Nantes, who are 10th on 37 points, went ahead in the 35th minute when Limbombe beat Steve Mandanda with a diving header from Bamba’s cross.

Sanson levelled four minutes later with a superb volley from just outside the box in a highly disputed first half.

Bamba curled a splendid effort past Mandanda from the edge of the area to put the visitors back on top eight minutes into the second half.

One minute into stoppage time, Alvaro deflected Moses Simon’s attempt into his own goal.

Fifth-placed Monaco are on 39 points after defender Guillermo Maripan salvaged a 1-1 draw at lowly Dijon.

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