Lille beats Lorient 1-0 in French league

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PARIS (AP) -- Defending champion Lille made up ground in the title race and consolidated third place by edging Lorient 1-0 in the French league on Saturday.

Fullback Mathieu Debuchy scored the winning goal by flicking home a cross from Benoit Pedretti in the 76th minute.

Lille trails leader Paris Saint-Germain by eight points.

PSG hosts second-place Montpellier on Sunday with the top spot at stake.

Also, it was: Nancy 0, Toulouse 3; Ajaccio 0, Brest 0; Caen 2, Evian 2; Dijon 3, Nice 0; Sochaux 0, Auxerre 0.

Marseille played Valenciennes later Saturday.

On Sunday, Lyon visits Bordeaux and Saint-Etiennes hosts Rennes.