Benedetto scores again as Marseille beats Saint-Etienne 1-0
Marseille won at Stade Velodrome thanks to Argentine striker Dario Benedetto’s 33rd-minute goal, his second since joining the club after scoring in the 2-1 midweek win at Nice. In his four games for Marseille, Benedetto has also smacked a penalty high over the crossbar.
Marseille is up to eighth place with seven points, while Saint-Etienne is 16th with four points.
Rennes missed the chance to go top after losing 2-1 at home to Nice.
Needing only a draw to leapfrog PSG in first place, Rennes led 1-0 after defender Gautier Lloris — the younger brother of France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris — scored an own-goal midway through the first half.
Midfielder Wylan Cyprien leveled from the penalty spot for Nice in the 63rd minute and defender Racine Coly netted two minutes into injury time for coach Patrick Vieira’s Nice team, which was recently bought by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.
Third-place Nice is level on nine points with Rennes and defending champion PSG, which leads on goal difference after winning 2-0 at Metz on Friday.