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By ESPN Staff

Ligue 1: Marseille revive Champs Lge ambitions

MONACO, April 27 (Reuters) - Djibril Cisse netted with nine minutes remaining to give Olympique Marseille a 3-2 Ligue 1 win at Monaco on Sunday that revived his side's hopes of clinching a Champions League place.

The France striker collected a Mamadou Niang pass in the area to beat Monaco keeper Flavio Roma from close range.

Marseille are now third in the standings on 58 points with three matches left after Nancy (57) drew 1-1 at Valenciennes earlier on Sunday.

Eric Gerets's side went ahead on 28 minutes through playmaker Samir Nasri only for Ignacio Gonzalez to level the tie 10 minutes into the second half.

Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo put the visitors back in command six minutes later but Jerko Leko equalised again for Monaco in the 63rd minute.

Marseille's attempts to grab all three points were not rewarded until the 83rd minute and Cisse's 14th goal of the season.

Earlier, Nancy's hopes of remaining in third place suffered a setback in Valenciennes.

They opened the scoring in the 10th minute courtesy of a Pascal Berenguer goal.

However, the hosts moved up a gear after the break and four minutes into the second half, Johan Audel volleyed home to give his side a deserved equaliser.

Valenciennes stay 12th on 45 points.