In the opening match of the 25th round of the championship of France «Saint Etienne» and Marseille played in a draw 2:2. Marseillais were leading the score twice.
Olympic is in second place, 10 points behind PSG.
«Saint-Etienne»: Ruffier, Debuchy, Perrin, Subotic, Gabriel Silva, As Saint Etienne Pajot (Hernani, 70), Selnæs, Diuse (NTEP Madiba, 61), Monnet-Paquet (Beric, 71), Bamba
Marseille: Mandanda (Pele, 43), Rolando, Rami, Sakai, Louise, Gustav, Thauvin, Sanson (Mitroglou, 83), Sarre, Zambo, Payet, Germain (Ni, 67)
No one wanted to lose — both teams have not yet solved their objectives. Marseille are fighting for spots in the Champions League (I can’t believe the team Rudi Garcia will be able to overtake PSG). Green tried to break away from the «relegation zone» (they are ahead of reaching the 18th Lille five points).
The match started fast. Already at the ninth minute of the rivals exchanged goals. On 4 minutes, Florent Thauvin gave the visitors the lead 0:1. The balance was restored by Kevin Monnet-paquet.
On 20-th minute scored by Morgan Sanson 1:2.
At the end of the first half was injured, the goalkeeper «Marseilles» and the national team of France Steve Mandanda.
In the 75th minute, Robert Beric, who returned in January from a rent in Anderlecht, restored the balance.