Lille beat Marseille 1-0 to go second in table
PARIS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Midfielder Mathieu Bodmer's first-half goal gave Lille a 1-0 win over Olympique Marseille on Sunday and lifted them to second place in Ligue 1.
Bodmer struck from 20 metres after a one-two with Kader Keita to beat Marseille goalkeeper Cedric Carasso in first-half stoppage time.
The northern team, who extended their unbeaten run to six league matches, trail runaway leaders Olympique Lyon by 10 points after 13 matches.
It was troubled Marseille's fourth consecutive league defeat and they now lie eighth in the table, 14 points behind Lyon.
Things got better for struggling Monaco who trounced Troyes 4-0 away to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.
A 20th-minute goal by teenage midfielder Serge Gakpe put them ahead before they were reduced to 10 men half an hour into the game when striker Diego Perez was sent off for a hand ball.
Playmaker Camel Meriem made it 2-0 from the spot in the 73rd, while striker Yaya Toure made sure of victory with a late effort and Italian Marco Di Vaio completed the rout during injury time. Monaco, bottom of the 20-club table before the game, moved up to 17th, level on points with Nantes who were held to a 2-2 draw at home by St Etienne on Saturday.
It was Monaco's third league victory of the season, their most convincing so far and their first for a month and a half. Promoted Troyes slumped to 19th place in the standings, one point above Sedan.