Marseille re-take second place in Ligue 1 with win at Lorient – NewzBugs

Olympique de Marseille regained second place in Ligue 1 with a medical 3-0 victory over Lorient on the Stade du Moustoir on Sunday to inch nearer to Champions League qualification whereas hampering the hosts’ prospects of top-flight survival.

Lorient goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer saved from Papa Gueye and Gerson sooner than substitute Bamba Dieng, who modified Cedric Bakumbu early within the major half, put the company ahead sooner than halftime after reacting shortly to poke dwelling a cross from Cengiz Below.

Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, on mortgage from Arsenal, put Marseille in full administration in direction of his former membership with the crucial second intention after discovering his strategy via the Lorient defence and rolling the ball earlier Dreyer.

Dieng then carried out a part within the third with spherical 20 minutes remaining by providing a deft cross for Gerson to faucet in for his ninth intention of the season.

Jorge Sampaoli’s Marseille are three elements away from Monaco, who’re third with 65 elements, sooner than they journey to fourth-placed Rennes subsequent weekend and host Strasbourg within the final recreation of the season.

On the reverse end of the desk, Lorient are literally coping with the hazard of relegation after dropping to seventeenth with 34 elements, three higher than 18th-placed St Etienne nevertheless having carried out a recreation further.

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