Lens beats Sochaux, 3-1

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Seydou Keita scored for the fourth time in three games on Sunday to help second-place Lens beat visiting Sochaux 3-1.

Lens beats Sochaux, 3-1

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Seydou Keita scored for the fourth time in three games on Sunday to help second-place Lens beat visiting Sochaux 3-1 and move within 11 points of French league leader Lyon. Brazilian defender Vitorino Hilton and Ivory Coast forward Aruna Dindane added the other goals for Lens, while Dusko Tosic replied late for sixth-place Sochaux. Hilton put Lens ahead in the 28th minute when he headed in a free kick from Olivier Monterrubio. Two minutes later, Dindane passed from the left and Keita converted. Monterrubio then set up Dindane in the 58th, before Tosic volleyed in a goal for Sochaux in the 85th. Lens has 43 points from 24 rounds. Lyon leads the league with 54 points after beating Lorient 1-0 on Saturday - snapping the defending champion's five-match winless streak. Marseille miss opportunity Also on Sunday, Marseille missed the chance to move into third place when it lost 1-0 at Bordeaux. Marseille has not won a league match at Bordeaux since October 1977, and winger Faubert extended the streak when he latched onto a mishit from teammate Rio Antonio Mavuba and finished past goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso. Marseille remained in fourth place with 37 points, while Bordeaux was another point back in seventh - climbing behind Saint-Etienne and Sochaux on goal difference with its first victory in four games. Besides Lyon-Lorient, Saturday's other matches had Paris Saint-Germain 4, Monaco 2; Auxerre 1, Saint-Etienne 1; Le Mans 3, Sedan 2; Nantes 2, Valenciennes 5; Nice 3, Troyes 0; Toulouse 1, Lille 0; and Rennes 1, Nancy 1.

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