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Lyon draws 1-1 away to Lorient in French league


PARIS (AP) -Third-place Lyon missed the chance to keep the pressure on the top two when it was held to a 1-1 draw at Lorient in the French league on Sunday.

Striker Bafetimi Gomis gave Lyon the lead midway through the first half, but former Arsenal forward Jeremie Aliadiere hit back just after halftime as Lorient preserved its unbeaten record in the league this season and held on to fourth spot.

Earlier, sixth-place Bordeaux maintained its unbeaten start to the season after drawing 1-1 at Brest through striker Cheick Diabate's second-half equalizer.

Israel forward Eden Ben Basat put Brest ahead in the 38th minute with his third goal of the season, but Diabate leveled in the 68th with his second goal in as many games.

Later Sunday, visitors PSG look to replace leader Marseille when the teams meet at Stade Velodrome. It's the first time since 1994 that the teams have met while occupying the division's top two places.

Big-spending PSG is also unbeaten so far in league play.

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