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By ESPN Staff
Nov 5, 2006

Nancy boys go second after Girondins win

PARIS, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Nancy moved up to second in Ligue 1 with a 2-1 win over struggling Girondins Bordeaux on Sunday thanks to goals by Sebastien Puygrenier and Moncef Zerka.

Defender Puygrenier headed in Benjamin Gavanon's free kick after 15 minutes and midfielder Zerka sealed the points for the home side with a penalty after striker Issiar Dia was fouled 10 minutes into the second half.

In between Bordeaux, eager to bounce back from their 3-0 thumping at Liverpool in a Champions League match on Wednesday, equalised when number nine Jean-Claude Darcheville arrowed a shot into the net just after the half-hour mark.

Nancy, still unbeaten at home this season, cut the gap at the top to nine points behind runaway leaders Olympique Lyon while Olympique Marseille, who were second before slumping to a 1-0 home defeat by Lorient on Saturday, are now sixth.

Lyon lost for the first time in any competition this season as they went down 1-0 at Stade Rennes on Saturday when Marseille suffered a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

In-form Racing Lens clinched a 3-1 win at Paris St Germain thanks to a double by midfielder Daniel Cousin after the break and a late effort by striker Olivier Thomert.

The northern side clinched a fifth consecutive success on Parisian turf and are now fourth in the 20-team standings.

The Paris side, who had opened the scoring via Sylvain Armand's header after 27 minutes, remain 12th.