Soccer-Marseille end winless streak with victory over Bordeaux

18 Oct 2020 / 10:08 H.

    PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Olympique de Marseille ended a four-match winless streak when they beat Girondins de Bordeaux 3-1 to move up to fifth in Ligue 1 with their first home win of the season on Saturday.

    Florian Thauvin, Jordan Amavi and a Pablo own goal secured the points at the Stade Velodrome and put OM on 12 from seven games, three behind leaders Paris St Germain who won 4-0 at 10-man Nimes on Friday.

    Bordeaux, who reduced the arrears through Josh Maja late on, are 10th on nine points after new signing Hatem Ben Arfa failed to make an impact on his debut for his sixth French club.

    Marseille had drawn three and lost one since beating PSG at the Parc des Princes on Sept. 13 and Saturday's result is a welcome confidence boost ahead of the trip to Olympiakos Piraeus in their Champions League opener on Wednesday. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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