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Marseille draw third game in a row

Marseille draw third game in a row
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs Stade Rennes - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - September 29, 2019 Olympique de Marseille's Steve Mandanda in action REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier -
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(Reuters) – Olympique de Marseille missed the chance to move into the top four in Ligue 1 when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Stade Rennais on Sunday, their third consecutive tie.

Rennes arrived in Marseille fresh from beating Paris St. Germain 2-0 away from home in midweek and looked to be on course for another significant away win when M’Baye Niangan slid in to turn a cross into the net in the 19th minute.

However, the strike was given as an own goal by Marseille defender Hiroki Sakai, who got the final touch.

Andre Villas-Boas’s side pulled level seven minutes into the second half with a header from defender Duje Caleta-Car from a corner.

Marseille are fifth in the table on 13 points after eight games, five behind leaders and champions PSG. Rennes are eighth on 12.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; editing by Clare Fallon)

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