Marseille tops Metz to reclaim top spot

Marseille, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Marseille reclaimed its perch atop the Ligue 1 table on Sunday by cruising to a 3-1 victory over Metz.

PSG moved into first place with a victory over Nantes on Saturday, but a pair of goals inside the final 31 minutes of action at the Stade Veldrome saw Marcelo Bielsa's men climb back to the summit.

Andre-Pierre Gignac put Marseille in front two minutes before halftime, but Florent Malouda struck in the opening minute of the second half to bring Metz level.

The hosts ultimately rallied to collect all three points as Andre Ayew's goal in the 59th minute put Marseille in the lead while Dimitri Payet provided an insurance goal on the stroke of full time.

Marseille improves to 38 points to go one point clear of PSG while Metz stays put on 19 points.

Lyon stayed third in the table thanks to a 3-2 victory at Evian on Sunday.

The visitors were trailing in the late stages, but Alexandre Lacazette equalized in the 81st minute before converting a penalty at the death to win it for Lyon.

Lens claimed a point in dramatic fashion as Adamo Coulibaly scored in the 90th minute to earn a 1-1 home draw with Lille, and Claudio Beauvue rescued Guingamp with 79th-minute goal to give the club a 3-2 win at Reims.