L’OM suffer a body blow

Lyon blows by Marseille, 3-1 on the strength of two Benzema goals. Juninho adds another in stoppage time. Sylvain Wiltord scored Marseille’s only goal. Jeremy Toulalan and Jean Makoun imposed their physical presence on the midfield and blunted Ben Arfa and Mathieu Valbuena.
Mamadou Niang appears to have been denied two penalty opportunities after Anthony Revelliere charged him in the box. There was a bit of luck as the goalpost came in the way of Niang and Cheyrou.
Marseille now needs a Bordeaux stumble to help to win the title. Bordeaux won against Le Mans, 3-2. With the Marseille loss, Bordeaux move three points clear in the title race. They have two games left. Lyon are in third place and appear to have secured the final CL qualifying spot with this win as PSG lost 2-1 to Auxerre.

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