Ligue 1 round-up: Patrice Evra's header earns Marseille victory against Nice
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 07/05/17 10:59pm
Third-placed Nice suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat for two months, losing 2-1 against Marseille at Stade Velodrome.
Patrice Evra was the unlikely match-winner for OM, netting with a header in the 66th minute to keep Rudi Garcia's men just about in the hunt for fourth place. Bafetimbi Gomis had given Marseille the lead in the 21st minute, with Mario Balotelli equalising early in the second half.
Lyon remain firmly in pole position to take fourth, though, after a 3-2 win over Nantes.
Eighth-placed Nantes took the lead in the 19th minute through Valentin Rongier and it stayed that way until the 65th minute when Nabil Fekir scored a penalty, picking himself up after a foul by Koffi Djidji.
Five minutes later Lyon took the lead through a Cornet header only for Guillaume Gillet to equalise in the 75th minute. But Cornet struck again with a fourth goal in 15 minutes to claim the points for Lyon.
After Bordeaux's draw with St Etienne on Friday, Lyon are now six points clear of their rivals with only two games to play, while they also boast a far superior goal difference.
Montpellier's dismal end to the season continued as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at mid-table Rennes.
Ndombe Mubele scored the only goal of the game in the 80th minute for the hosts, who were smarting from last week's defeat to bottom club Bastia.
The result means Jean-Louis Gasset's men are still not mathematically certain of avoiding relegation, although an improbable series of results would need to go against them.
Montpellier meet Lyon at home next Sunday before finishing their campaign with a trip to Angers the following week.