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Auxerre draw 0-0 with lens

05-09-2010 13:36 BJT

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France's best soccer clubs are beginning to wrap up action in Ligue 1. Lille took on the newly-crowned league champion Olympique Marseille at home, still trying to secure second place, with their last game coming up at Lorient next Saturday.

1. In the first half, Marseille showed its title-winning form early. Captain Mamadou Niang blasted the champions into a 6th minute lead.

2. But Marseille got bad news 19 minutes later. Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda brought down Gervinho in the box. The referee had no hesitation in showing a straight red card. Mandana was sent off.

3.Yohan Cabaye took the penalty shot for the score. He sent the new keeper the wrong way in the 28th minute and squared the match at 1.

4. Marseille took a halftime lead after a Lille miscue. Adil Rami and goalkeeper Mickael Landreau went after the loose ball and Vitorino Hilton got there first. The Brazilian defender smashed the ball home and gave Marseille a 2-1 advantage.

5. Second half...Tulio De Melo was denied in the 80th minute but he came back sixty seconds later. This time, he found the back of the net with a header at the far post.

6.In the fifth minute of stoppage time, right back Mathieu Debuchy headed in a corner by Eden Hazard. He made the final 3-2 Lille.

7. Auxerre lost ground on Lille in the battle for second place after a goalless draw at home to Lens. Both sides got plenty of chances in the first half. Defense and great goaltending combined to prevent a point from reaching the scoreboard.

8. Lens could have taken the lead but Dennis Oliech cleared at the goal-line for Auxerre.

9. No one threatened in second half either. Hamdi Kasraoui to denied Auxerre's Jelen and it was still 0-0.

11.Kevin Monnet-Paquet got another chance for Lens in the 73rd minute, but he missed, too. Lens and Auxerre ended up scoreless after 90 minutes.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source:

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