Lorient's Lamine Gassama (L) is challenged by Olympique Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Moustoir stadium in Lorient, December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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With three matches until the Ligue 1 winter break, the enthralling battle between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain promises more twists in the race to be top of the table at Christmas.Marcelo Bielsa's Marseille pacesetters cling to their one point lead over Laurent Blanc's unbeaten PSG side after both sides were held to a draw on the road in midweek.Marseille, who held a seven point lead over PSG after 10 of 16 matches this season, can look no further than their away form and a drop in goals from top scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac for their stuttering results of late.Elsewhere, Saint-Etienne are six points off top after their first home win in 20 years over arch-rivals Lyon last Sunday, and a no-nonsense 2-0 win at 2012 champions Montpellier in midweek.
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