Ligue 1 round-up

Heavy rain postpones Marseille and Rennes' meeting

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Ligue 1 round-up

Poyet: Made sure of the points

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Brest moved to the top of Ligue 1 with three points against fellow high-fliers St Etienne, as Marseille and Rennes' meeting was postponed due to heavy rain, and Lyon continued their revival against Sochaux.

Winless Arles remained rooted to the foot of the table following a defeat at Lorient, but Lens moved to within one point of escaping the relegation zone after a draw at Toulouse.

Auxerre climbed six places to ninth after a win over Nice, while Nancy came out on top in a five-goal thriller with Caen.

With the Stade Velodrome deemed unplayable, Brest took full advantage of Marseille and Rennes' inactivity to move top of the pile with a 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne.

The goals came in the last 12 minutes as first Marcel Licka broke the deadlock and then Romain Poyet made sure of the points with six minutes left to play.

Lyon moved from 14th position to eighth place after a 2-1 win over Sochaux continued to ease the pressure on coach Claude Puel.

Michel Bastos gave the home side the lead on the half-hour mark, but Ideye Brown equalised after 65 minutes.

However, substitute Alexandre Lacazette grabbed a 69th minute winner to give Lyon, who started the season terribly, a third win in four matches.

Arles are now 11 points from safety after a 2-0 defeat at Lorient, which ensured the visitors have still to win in the league this season.

The goals came in the second half as Kevin Gameiro scored 10 minutes after half-time and Lynel Kitambala added a second with 12 minutes left to play.

Relegation zone occupants Lens moved to within touching distance of safety after a creditable 1-1 draw at fifth-placed Toulouse.

A Paulo Machado penalty gave Toulouse the lead, but Lens equalised through Alaeddine Yahia's left-footed strike in the 28th minute.

Auxerre moved into the top nine as Valter Birsa and Benoit Pedretti scored in the 42nd and 78th minute, respectively, to earn a 2-0 home win over Nice.

A seesaw encounter ended in a 3-2 win for Nancy over Caen in the North West of France.

Youseef El Arabi opened the scoring in the 13th minute for Caen, but Youssouf Hadji equalised in the 35th minute.

Nancy took the lead seven minutes before half-time through a Gregory Tafforeau own goal, but Caen hit back courtesy of Kandia Traore in the 52nd minute.

However, Nancy's Bakaye Traore grabbed what proved to be the winner in the 70th minute.

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