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2021-22 Ligue 1
  • Digbo Maiga (52')
  • Cédric Bakambu (26')
  • Arkadiusz Milik (82')

Marseille consolidate second place in Ligue 1 with win at Metz

Arkadiusz Milik netted a spectacular overhead kick goal to hand Marseille a late 2-1 away win at struggling Metz on Sunday as they consolidated second place in Ligue 1.

Milik was a surprise omission from the starting line-up but wasted no time after coming on to deliver a spectacular finish, receiving the ball on his chest with his back to goal and scoring a stunning winner eight minutes from time.

New signing Cedric Bakambu put Marseille ahead after 26 minutes as they moved onto 46 points, 13 behind runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Marseille are now four ahead of third placed Nice, who lost at Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday.

Defeat for Metz leaves them second from bottom.

Earlier on Sunday, Kevin Gameiro volleyed home from an 11th minute corner for his ninth goal of the season and victory for Racing Strasbourg at Angers. Strasbourg consolidated their fourth place in the standings with 41 points, one adrift of Nice.

St Etienne won a third successive league game to move off the bottom, where Girondins Bordeaux now find themselves in spite of a managerial change last week.

Vladimir Petkovic was sacked after last weekend's 5-0 loss at Stade Reims and while awaiting new coach David Guion to take over on Monday, Bordeaux were 3-0 down inside a half-hour at Racing Lens.

But they did fight back to make it 3-2 with more than 30 minutes to play but could not find the equaliser.

Clermont Foot led at halftime at home to St Etienne but Mahdi Camara equalised in the 70th minute and then Timothee Kolodziejczak headed home the 82nd minute winner for the visitors from a corner.

Martin Satriano, on loan from Inter Milan, scored twice in his first start for Stade Brest as they thumped Troyes 5-1 in the pouring rain at home, with Franck Honorat adding two more after the break before Steve Mounie netted the fifth.

Monaco were held at home to a goalless draw by Lorient while Nantes beat Reims 1-0.