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Marseille lose upper hand in CL qualifying race in Ligue 1

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salvaged one point away against Guingamp, with the match in a 3-3, a result that leaves the latter in the fourth position in the championship.

Trailing 2-3 into the final ten minutes on Friday, Thauvin swept home on substitute Bouna Sarr's right-flank cross to finish the match in a thrilling draw, reports

Following the draw in their 37th round match, are fourth in the table with 74 points -- same as third-placed but the latter has two matches in hand apart from a better goal difference. are second with 75 points from 36 matches. The third-ranked team of will go into the playoff round of qualifiers.

With 92 points, Paris Saint-Germain, who regained the league championship with five rounds to spare, will lift the trophy following the home match against Rennes.

The match between and was put one day forward as the latter will take on Atletico Madrid in final on May 16. The title will serve as another way to group stage the UEFA

The visitors got to a flying start and built a two-goal advantage in the first quarter of an hour. In-form Thauvin teed up Valere Germain for a header just two minutes into the match, before finishing the attack in the same manner from in the 14th minute.

got one back for before the interval, as he was on position to find the empty net after hit the crossbar.

Marseille lost ground after the restart, and began to pay for their slack defense. Ocampos' handball in the 52nd minute earned his opponents a penalty, which was converted by Grenier for his brace of the match.

went in front on another spot kick in the 70th minute. An unmarked Briand was brought down by in the box. The French international was shown a red card, before Briand made it from the penalty spot.

Guingamp wasted a glorious chance to bag three points at home, as their attempt was denied by in front of goal line in stoppage time.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:40 IST
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