Guingamp 1 – 0 Nancy
Marseille 1 – 1 Dijon
SC Bastia 0 – 1 Lille
- Marseille 1 – 1 Dijon
Dimitri Payet scored a sublime free-kick to salvage a point for Marseille in a 1-1 home draw against relegation-threatened Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Dijon arrived at the Stade Velodrome above the bottom three only on goal difference but grabbed a surprise lead in first-half injury time when Gregory Sertic bundled a corner into his own net.
Marseille replied three minutes into the second half as Payet drilled into the top corner from 25 yards for his third league goal since rejoining his former club from West Ham.
Julio Tavares then twice went close to scoring for Dijon but was foiled by Yohann Pele, the Marseille goalkeeper denying the visitors a shock win in stoppage time as he forced the Cape Verde forward’s effort away with his legs.
Marseille remained in fifth and in position to qualify for next season’s Europa League, but Rudi Garcia’s side could be overtaken by both Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
- SC Bastia 0 – 1 Lille
Bastia remain above Lorient only on goal difference after extending their long run without victory in a 1-0 home defeat against mid-tableLille.
Nicolas de Preville scored the only goal of the match early in the second half in Corsica.
Lille’s interim manager Franck Passi therefore banked the points, while Bastia are left to contemplate a 13th league fixture without a win since early December.
- Guingamp 1 – 0 Nancy
On Friday, Slovan Privat’s third Ligue 1 goal of the season saw Guingamp condemn 10-man Nancy to their eighth defeat in nine matches.
The visitors had Modou Diagne sent off midway through the first half and never recovered, with the 1-0 defeat leaving Nancy in the relegation zone.
Yannis Salibur missed a gilt-edged chance for Guingamp by heading over, before quickly making amends by laying on the winning goal, with Privat striking home just before the hour.
Guingamp’s win represented a return to form after their 3-0 loss at Angers and moved them up to eighth.