Wiltord, Juninho strike late as Lyon snatch a 3-3 draw


Mon, Feb 26, 2007 - Page 19

Sylvain Wiltord and Juninho scored injury-time goals on Saturday as French leader Lyon rallied to a 3-3 home draw with Sochaux.

Goals by Marcio Santos Alvaro, a penalty from Karim Ziani and an 87th-minute strike from Sebastien Grax gave Sochaux a 3-1 lead with three minutes to go.

Wiltord pulled one back in the 91st minute and a penalty from Juninho in the 93rd gained Lyon a point.

Milan Baros scored the other goal for Lyon, which now has 58 points from 26 games, followed by Lens with 44 points and Toulouse with 41. Sochaux is in fourth place with 40 points.

Earlier, Johan Elmander scored twice to help Toulouse beat Marseille 3-0. Achille Emana added the third goal.

Sweden forward Elmander rounded goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso and rolled the ball toward goal to open the scoring in the 39th minute. Marseille defender Taye Taiwo just failed to stop the ball crossing the line.

Elmander took his league tally to seven in the 49th after collecting a pass from Albin Ebondo some 30m out. With his back to goal, Elmander neatly turned around and raced through to hit the ball firmly past Carrasso.

Emana wrapped up the victory in the 63rd when he gathered a pass from Paulo Cesar and delicately chipped the ball over Carrasso.

Lille dropped one place to fifth with 39 points and Marseille fell to sixth with 38 points and has scored just once in the past five games -- a goal by Djibril Cisse against Paris Saint-Germain.

In Saturday's other games, it was: Le Mans 0, Monaco 2; Nantes 1, Auxerre 1; Nice 2, Lille 1; Rennes 0, Sedan 2; and Troyes 3, Lorient 0.

Despite its win, Sedan remains in last place in the 20-team league, with Nantes in 19th and Valenciennes 18th. Nice moved out of the relegation zone and into 16th thanks to two goals from Ivory Coast forward Bakary Kone.