Lyon stay four points clear of Marseille

Other News Materials 9 November 2008 04:07 (UTC +04:00)

Seven-time defending champions Lyon stayed four points clear of chasers Marseille with a slender 1-0 win at Monaco on Saturday night, CNN reported.

Brazilian forward Fred diverted in a cross from Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom in the 56th minute for Lyon, giving the team 30 points from 13 rounds.

Marseille kept pace with a later 3-0 rout of Grenoble.

Hatem Ben Arfa gave Marseille the lead after four minutes, pouncing on an off-target shot from Senegal forward Mamadou Niang.

Bakari Kone doubled the lead in the 32nd, chesting a cross from fullback Laurent Bonnart to volley in his sixth goal this season, and Benoit Cheyrou added the third with a powerful strike from 25 meters in the 82nd.

Bordeaux stayed in fourth spot with a 2-0 win over Auxerre.

Argentina international Fernando Cavenaghi dribbled past goalkeeper Remy Riou to send the ball into the empty net in the 70th and bring his tally to seven goals this season.

Morocco forward Marouane Chamakh made it 2-0 in the 75th, heading in a cross from France playmaker Yoann Gourcuff, but a sad note for Bordeaux wsa an injury to goalkeeper Mathieu Valverde.

He was stretchered off in the 44th and replaced by Kevin Olimpa after a clash with Kenya international Dennis Oliech.

In Lorient, Nice midfielder Olivier Echouafni scored the only goal of the match for the visitors in the 24th minute.

Sochaux scored their first win of the season by beating Le Mans 2-1.

Substitute Ryad Boudebouz beat Le Mans goalkeeper Yohann Pele in the 67th minute for the winner.

Francileudo Santos opened the scoring for Sochaux, but Paulo Andre leveled for Le Mans in the 44th.