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2020-21 French Ligue 1
  • Morgan Sanson (90'+5')
  • Ibrahima Niane (71')

Marseille snatch late draw at Metz on Sanson goal

Morgan Sanson saved the blushes of a misfiring Marseille outfit by blasting home a 95th-minute equaliser to salvage a scarcely deserved point against Metz.

After the home side had wasted several chances with wayward shooting, Ibrahima Niane gave Metz the lead in the 71st minute, rising unmarked to plant a header past keeper Steve Mandanda.

With his side pouring forward looking for a goal, Mandanda had to pull off a superb save to keep out substitute Habibou Mouhamadou Diallo's stoppage-time header, setting Sanson up to steal the headlines with his dramatic late strike.

Rennes lead the table on 13 points from five games, two ahead of Lille, with Saint-Etienne third on 10. Marseille are in sixth spot with eight points and Metz are 16th on four.