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Stade Velodrome (ATT 39,545) 20th April 2014 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: T Chapron

Marseille Marseille vs Lille Lille


Lille 0

No goals at Marseille

Last Updated: 20/04/14 10:41pm

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Andre-Pierre Gignac jumps over Idrissa Gueye

Andre-Pierre Gignac jumps over Idrissa Gueye

A goalless Ligue 1 draw at the Stade Velodrome did little to boost the ambitions of either Marseille or Lille on Sunday night.

While L'OM scrap to reach a Europa League berth, Lille are practically assured of third place and a shot at reaching the Champions League group stages.

Marseille perhaps enjoyed the better chances on the night - Andre-Pierre Gignac went close in the first half and was denied by Vincent Enyeama at the death - but the southerners sit two points behind Lyon.

Lille threatened first as Divock Origi set up Pape Souare for a bullet header that Steve Mandanda punched to safety.

In the 25th minute Marseille came close to scoring as Saber Khalifa nodded Mathieu Valbuena's corner just inches wide of the mark.

Gignac demonstrated the hosts' determination to get a result by driving the ball narrowly over the crossbar on 36 minutes and, before the break, Valbuena's free-kick was cleared by Salomon Kalou.

Marseille's former Toulouse striker Gignac made a key contribution in defence when play resumed.

Souare's free-kick from 30 yards out was sailing in but the France forward cleared the ball off the line.

With 66 minutes played Benoit Cheyrou combined well with Florian Thauvin to send the latter into the Lille box, where Enyeama made a smart reaction save with his fist.

The last real chance for Les Dogues to grab the winner came 11 minutes from time as Origi skimmed the outside of the top corner with a first-time swing at Kalou's pass.

While their visitors sat back to ride out the draw, Marseille pushed hard for the win but Gignac failed to deliver in stoppage time.

Having been fed by substitute Dimitri Payet, he unleashed a violent snapshot that Enyeama had to slap out of play at full stretch.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 27 54
2 Paris St Germain 27 53
3 Marseille 27 50
4 Monaco 26 44
5 St Etienne 27 43
6 Montpellier 26 42
7 Bordeaux 27 42
8 Nantes 27 36
9 Lille 27 35
10 Rennes 27 35
11 Guingamp 27 35
12 Caen 27 34
13 Nice 27 34
14 Bastia 27 33
15 Reims 27 32
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 27 32
17 Lorient 27 31
18 Toulouse 27 29
19 RC Lens 27 22
20 Metz 27 22