High-flying Brest earned a dramatic 1-0 home win over Olympique de Marseille on Sunday courtesy of Pierre Lees-Melou’s late goal to climb to second place in the Ligue 1 standings.

Brest, winless in their last four matches in all competitions, moved up to 40 points, one clear of Nice, who lost 1-0 at Olympique Lyonnais on Friday.

Paris St Germain top the standings with 53 points.

Lees-Melou scored two minutes from time after stealing a Marseille ball from a throw-in to make a fine individual run into the box and beat goalkeeper Ruben Blanco.

Gennaro Gattuso’s side had better possession throughout the game but could not capitalise on their numerical advantage after Brest striker Steve Mounie was sent off in the 60th minute.

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