Ligue 1 - Lille and Marseille boost European hopes with victories

Lille tightened their hold on third in Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win over Sochaux after second half strikes from Clement Grenier and Yoann Gourcuff.

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Ligue 1 - Lille and Marseille boost European hopes with victories
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Clement Grenier and Yoann Gourcuff (AFP)

After a tight opening period, the hosts burst into life when Grenier found the top corner before Gourcuff lashed home with 15 minutes remaining to wrap up the three points.

Marseille remain five points behind Lille despite a comfortable 3-0 win over Bastia.

Dimitri Payet bagged a first half brace to put his side firmly in control and Andre-Pierre Gignac added a third as Marseille kept up their push for a European spot.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Ajaccio, Reims and Valenciennes while Montpellier and Evian Thonon Gaillard played out a 1-1 draw.

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