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November 02, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Marseille maintained its four-point lead atop the French league by defeating struggling Lens 2-1 on Sunday.

Marseille winger Florian Thauvin scored the winning goal with a shot into the top corner in the 60th minute.

Cameroon defender Nicolas Nkoulou powered home a header to give the hosts the lead in 10th, but Lens forward Baptiste Guillaume equalized with a low strike in the 31st.

Marseille was down to 10 men in the 76th when midfielder Alaixys Romao picked up a second yellow card.

Elsewhere, Bordeaux climbed to fourth place by edging Toulouse 2-1 while Nantes slipped to sixth by drawing 1-1 with Rennes.

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