Lens wins 10th home match, Marseille wins 6th straight game

PARIS (AP) — Second-placed Lens has made it 10 straight home wins in the French league after beating struggling Auxerre 1-0. Poland winger Przemyslaw Frankowski nailed a penalty kick in the 59th minute. Auxerre defender Isaak Touré was sent off midway through the second half. Northern side Lens moved to three points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain but still leads third-placed Marseille by two points after the southern side beat Lorient 3-1 at home for a sixth straight league win. Veteran Chile striker Alexis Sanchez was among Marseille’s scorers. Strasbourg moved out of the relegation zone after winning at Lyon 2-1.

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