Marseille grabs 2-0 win at 10-man Toulouse

TOULOUSE, France — Second-half goals from Dario Benedetto and Nemanja Radonjic helped Marseille stay second in the French league after 14 rounds with a 2-0 win at 10-man Toulouse on Sunday.

Steven Moreira was sent off in the 42nd minute for a bad challenge on Bouna Sarr. The Toulouse defender was shown a yellow card at first but this was changed to red after referee Francois Letexier consulted video replays.

The visitors failed to break through until the 76th, when Dimitri Payet produced a perfectly weighted through ball for Benedetto’s sixth goal of the season.

A mistake from Issiaga Sylla gifted Marseille its second goal three minutes later. Sylla kicked the ball straight at an opponent and it fell kindly for Radonjic, who eluded a defender before firing inside the far post.

Marseille is eight points behind Paris Saint-Germain after 14 rounds, one clear of Anger and two ahead of Bordeaux.

SLIMANI’S BUSY GAME

Monaco forward Islam Slimani scored, conceded a penalty and was sent off in his team’s 2-1 defeat at Bordeaux.

Slimani scored a fine opening goal for the visitors in the 15th minute but gave away the penalty for blocking a free kick with his arm in the 67th.

Bordeaux’s Brazilian defender Pablo had already equalized with a header off a corner in the 29th, and Slimani earned a second yellow card for arguing with the referee after giving away the penalty. Nicolas de Préville converted the spot kick in the 69th.

Bordeaux ’keeper Benoit Costil made a fine save to deny Tiemoué Bakayoko an equalizer for Monaco, and Yassine Benrahou struck the post late for the home side.

Also, Montpellier put the brakes on Claude Puel’s impressive start as Saint-Étienne coach by holding the home side to a 0-0 draw.

Puel had already collected 13 points from a possible 15 for the best start made by a coach in the club's history.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Must Read

'American Crime Story' writers focusing on Hurricane Katrina

Aug 10, 2016

An executive producer behind 'American Crime Story,' the anthology series for FX, says they're taking 'great care' with casting of the season which will focus on Hurricane Katrina

If Trump can't get along with GOP, how will he govern?

Aug 9, 2016

Beyond the political fallout from Donald Trump's rocky relationship with party elders lies a fundamental reality: Should he win the presidency, the brash billionaire will have to work closely with the same GOP leaders he vilified on the campaign trail

Beyond 'Obamacare': State initiatives refocus health debate

Aug 9, 2016

Political activists are looking to state ballot questions to move beyond "Obamacare" and refocus the nation's long-running debate over government's role in health care

People also read these

Hearing on Johnny Depp domestic violence allegations delayed

Aug 9, 2016

A judge is briefly delaying a restraining order hearing involving Johnny Depp and his estranged wife because it is expected to span several days; depositions of both actors set

A look at China's foreign policy challenges

Aug 10, 2016

China's simmering feud with South Korea over deployment of an American missile defense system is the latest in a string of foreign policy challenges piling up on President Xi Jinping's desk as he prepares to host next month's annual summit of G20 nations

Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

Aug 6, 2016

Worried about Florida's all-important tourism industry, state officials are going into damage-control mode over Zika

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH