Marseille wins 3-1 at Guingamp to keep pressure on Lyon
Marseille was without Mario Balotelli in attack but went ahead in the fourth minute through midfielder Luiz Gustavo. Winger Lucas Ocampos doubled the lead shortly before the break. Yeni Ngbakoto pulled one back for 19th-place Guingamp in the 56th before forward Valere Germain’s injury-time goal made it 3-1.
Second place earns automatic qualification for the Champions League, while third is for the qualifying rounds.
After this weekend, there are five rounds remaining, including Marseille at home to Lyon on May 12.
Striker Andy Delort netted once in each half as sixth-place Montpellier won 3-1 at Strasbourg, reaching a career-high tally of 13 league goals in the first division in the process.
TIME TO CELEBRATE?
On Sunday, defending champion Paris Saint-Germain is looking to clinch this season’s title at its fourth attempt. A home win against Monaco guarantees the eighth title in its history. But celebrations can begin earlier Sunday if Lille, which is 17 points behind PSG, fails to win at Toulouse.
Runaway leader PSG’s recent form has been surprisingly poor, with one point from the past three games .