17.01.2016 19:23 h

Marseille win, Monaco return to second

Marseille snapped a four-match winless run in Ligue 1 with a 3-1 victory over Caen on Sunday, while Monaco reclaimed second place after winning 2-0 away to Lorient.

Marseille arrived at the Stade Michel d'Ornano unbeaten in seven league matches, although they had drawn their last four outings, and grabbed a 12th-minute lead when goal-line technology was used to adjudge Michy Batshuayi's shot to have crossed the line after coming back off the post.

Batshuayi should have added a second with the goal at his mercy a few minutes later, but the Belgian atoned for that miss by setting up Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to steer in Marseille's second on the hour.

Ronny Rodelin pulled one back for the hosts after beating Steve Mandanda to a free-kick, but Bouna Sarr volleyed home Alaixys Romao's inviting cross on 83 minutes to clinch a fifth win in six away games for OM.

The victory pushed Marseille up to seventh, five points adrift of third-place Angers, with Caen staying in sixth.

Earlier, Monaco moved back ahead of Angers after also stretching their unbeaten run in the league to eight games.

Thomas Lemar gave Monaco a 53rd-minute lead in Brittany before Joao Moutinho curled home an exquisite free-kick to leave Leonardo Jardim's men 21 points behind runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG recorded their ninth consecutive win in all competitions and extended their club record unbeaten league run to 30 matches dating back to last March as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 73rd-minute strike was enough for them to see off Toulouse 1-0 on Saturday.

Later, Rhone rivals Saint-Etienne and Lyon meet at the Stade-Geoffroy Guichard with both sides looking to work their way back into contention for Europe.