Marseille draws 2-2 with Bordeaux

TRUNG LATIEULE Associated Press Published:

PARIS (AP) -- Marseille rallied from a two-goal deficit to salvage a 2-2 draw with Bordeaux in the French league, while Lyon conceded a 2-2 draw at Lorient in the last minute of stoppage time.

Bordeaux striker Jussie headed home a corner from Ludovic Obraniak in the 34th minute before forward Nicolas Maurice-Belay doubled the lead with a low diagonal strike in the 66th.

But a lapse of concentration by Bordeaux players allowed the hosts to equalize quickly.

Marseille midfielder Alaixys Romao scored from close range in the 73rd and striker Andre-Pierre Gignac converted a cross from Benjamin Mendy a minute later.

"Bordeaux never really put us in trouble," Marseille coach Jose Anigo told BeIn Sport television. "Unfortunately, we only take one point despite scoring two goals. That's what bothers me."

Bordeaux stayed in fourth place in the table and Marseille is sixth.

Lyon ended Lorient's five-game winning streak but remained in 10th place, six points behind Bordeaux.

Yoann Gourcuff set up Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, who shot into the bottom corner for the opener in the 21st minute. Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis made it 2-0 by converting a rebound after goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet parried an attempt from Alexandre Lacazette in the 49th.

But Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar cut Lyon's lead to 2-1 by notching his 11th league goal this season with a low strike in the 60th before substitute Alain Traore headed in a cross from Raphael Guerreiro in the third minute of stoppage time.

Later Sunday, leader Paris Saint-Germain plays third-place Lille.

On Saturday, it was: Saint-Etienne 2, Nantes 0; Bastia 0, Montpellier 0; Nice 3, Evian 1; Reims 4, Ajaccio 1; Sochaux 2, Rennes 1; and Toulouse 0, Guingamp 0.

On Friday, Valenciennes upset second-place Monaco 2-1.

Marseille put the visitors under pressure in the opening minutes, but Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso saved Gignac's low effort in the fourth minute and Florian Thauvin's powerful strike in the 11th.

Marseille dominated the first half but was betrayed by some poor finishing. Thauvin dribbled past two defenders but fired into the side-netting in the 16th while an unmarked Giannelli Imbula failed to convert a cross from Kassim Abdallah in the 43rd.

Bordeaux was much more clinical and converted its first scoring chance when Jussie outjumped Romao at the far post to nod in.

Marseille pushed for an equalizer with a curling shot from Gignac in the 53rd and a long-range strike from Imbula in the 57th.

But Bordeaux capitalized on a defensive mistake from Abdallah to add a second goal. The Marseille defender took too much time to clear a cross from Mariano, allowing Maurice-Belay to get ahead of him and beat goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

Bordeaux seemed to have the match under control but lowered its guard on a set piece. Carrasso palmed a free kick from Thauvin into the path of Romao, who flicked home. Gignac then beat Bordeaux fullback Maxime Poundje to the ball to level a minute later.

"It's a painful scenario for us because we thought we had done the most difficult part by leading 2-0," Bordeaux coach Francis Gillot told OMTV. "We made two defensive mistakes that cost us the match."

Marseille nearly won the match in the 78th when centerback Souleymane Diawara headed a free kick from Thauvin but Carrasso made the save.