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Lille consolidate second place in French league

HEATING UP:The pressure on league leaders Paris Saint-Germain is mounting after Lille defeated Marseille to pull within striking distance, only one point adrift of top spot

AP, PARIS

Jose Saez gave Valenciennes the lead with a lob in the 52nd minute before Nantes forward Alejandro Bedoya leveled with a long-range strike that deflected off defender Benjamin Angoua in the 59th.

Valenciennes goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau saved a penalty from Filip Djordjevic in the 72nd minute after the Nantes striker was fouled by Angoua. Nantes substitute Fernando Aristeguieta scored the winner by volleying home a corner in the 89th.

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