Marseille draws 2-2 with Lyon in French league

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PARIS (AP) -- Marseille and Lyon both lost ground in the French league title race by splitting the points in a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Marseille midfielder Benoit Cheyrou fired into the bottom corner to open the scoring in the 16th minute. Brazilian striker Brandao volleyed home a cross from Morgan Amalfitano to double Marseille's lead in the 34th.

Lyon pulled one back with a close-range effort from Bafetimbi Gomis in the 36th before leveling from an own goal by Marseille center back Souleymane Diawara in the 45th.

Lyon remained in fourth place, 10 points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain and one clear of Marseille.

PSG defeated Evian 3-1 on Saturday to keep a three-point lead over second-place Montpellier at the top of the league.