A goalless Ligue 1 draw at the Stade Velodrome did little to boost the ambitions of either Marseille or Lille on Sunday night.
While Marseille scrap to reach a Europa League berth, Lille are practically assured of third place and a shot at reaching the Champions League group stages.
Marseille perhaps enjoyed the better chances on the night – Andre-Pierre Gignac went close in the first half and was denied by Vincent Enyeama at the death – but the southerners sit two points behind Lyon.
Lille threatened first as Divock Origi set up Pape Souare for a bullet header that Steve Mandanda punched to safety.
In the 25th minute Marseille came close to scoring as Saber Khalifa nodded Mathieu Valbuena’s corner just inches wide of the mark.