Bordeaux end miserable run in Ligue 1 with 1-0 home win

Paris: French champions Girondins Bordeaux kept alive their Champions League qualification hopes when they ended a miserable run in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win at home against Toulouse on Sunday.

Bordeaux, who had lost five and drawn one of their previous six league games, prevailed thanks to an early header by defender Michael Ciani.

They moved up to fourth place on 60 points, four behind Lille with three games left.

Third-placed Lille hold the only Champions League preliminary-round qualification spot in Ligue 1 after they beat Nancy 3-1 at home.

Olympique Marseille moved closer to their first Ligue 1 crown in 18 years when they drew 0-0 at second-placed Auxerre on Friday.

Marseille lead the table on 72 points, five ahead of Auxerre.

Bureau Report

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