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Unstoppable Marseille make it eight wins in a row

Olympique de Marseille extended their winning streak to eight games with a 2-0 home win against Toulouse in Ligue 1.

First-half goals by Nicolas Nkoulou and Andre-Pierre Gignac, in front of a club record 61,846 crowd at the Stade Velodrome, wrapped up the win and put OM on 25 points from 10 games.

They lead arch-rivals Paris St Germain by seven points after the champions beat RC Lens 3-1 on Friday.

Girondins de Bordeaux are third, also on 18 points, after being held to a 1-1 home draw by strugglers Caen on Sunday.

Marseille have conceded only three goals in those eight matches.

“There was a lot of fatigue after the international games but everybody wanted that win,” Gignac, who has scored 10 goals in as many games, told the club website (

Nkoulou shouldered the ball into the net from Dimitri Payet`s curled cross after 20 minutes.

Florian Thauvin came close to doubling the tally two minutes later but his low left-foot strike went just wide.

Gignac then beat Zacharie Boucher with a powerful shot from inside the area after Steeve Yago`s poor clearance.

There were laughs all round when Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa, widely regarded as the man who has transformed OM into an exciting team, accidentally sat on a plastic cup full of coffee perched on an icebox near the touchline.

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