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Caen beats Bordeaux 4-1 to go 2nd in French league, Marseille held by Monaco


PARIS — Defender scored twice as surprise package Caen climbed to second place in the French league with a 4-1 rout of Bordeaux on Sunday.

Another defender scored another brace in Sunday's late game, with Monaco right-back finding the net twice in a 3-3 draw at Marseille.

Off to its best start ever in the first division, Caen made the most of Lyon's 4-2 home loss to Montpellier on Friday to move two points clear off third-place Angers.

Facing little competition this season on the domestic scene, Paris Saint-Germain has already built a 13-point lead after 15 rounds.

Caen exposed Bordeaux's defensive frailties from the start, with defender putting the visitors ahead from the rebound following 's volley in the 6th minute.

Da Silva then scored twice in the space of four minutes — 57th and 61st — before made it 4-0 on the counterattack.

Some dejected Bordeaux fans left the stadium after Gabonese midfielder Biyogo Poko was sent off for a second yellow card in the 80th and missed seeing pull one back for the hosts in the 90th.

In Marseille, Monaco defender Fabio Coentrao — on loan from Real Madrid — gave the visitors a 3-2 lead with a header past goalkeeper but Georges-Kevin Nkoudou leveled with eight minutes left to play, connecting with a fluffed shot from at the far post.

had put the hosts in front after a scramble in the box and canceled Toure's goals.

Monaco is seventh with 24 points, five more than Marseille.

Earlier, Saint-Etienne carried its European form into the domestic league with a 3-0 win over Guingamp and moved level on points with fourth-place Lyon.

After a tense first half marred by fouls from both sides, opened the scoring in the 52nd with a clean finish although was in an offside position at the start of the move.

sealed Saint-Etienne's first league win in three games three minutes from time from the penalty spot and added one in injury time.

Saint-Etienne, which advanced to the knockout phase of the Europa League midweek with a 1-1 draw at Rosenborg, has 25 points but a worse goal difference than bitter rival Lyon.

"We struggled in the first half because it was difficult to find space in Guingamp's well-organized defensive lines," Eysseric said. "It was easier after we scored our first goal."

Saint-Etienne finished with 10 men after Moustapha Sall was sent off for a second yellow card two minutes from time for elbowing a Guingamp player in the face.

Guingamp missed two chances to take the lead in the first half through and , who also wasted a good opportunity to level following Hamouma's opener when he fluffed a shot from 's fine cut-back pass in the 78th.

"We should have scored first," said Guingamp midfielder . "Then they caught us on the break and were clinical."

Hamouma slotted home into an open goal and was decisive again in the 87th when he outpaced Guingamp defenders only to be fouled in the box by . Eysseric sent Lossl the wrong way to make it 2-0 before Roux concluded a fast collective move from Eysseric's assist.

could have pulled one back in the next minute but his effort from close range was denied by 's brilliant reflex save on his line.

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