Benjamin Nivet scores in the 89th minute to earn Troyes a shock 1-0 win against Ligue 1 title contenders Marseille at home.
have suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to relegation candidates Marseille away from home in Ligue 1. Troyes
The French giants were always in control of the game and could have taken the lead as early as the second minute at Stade de l'Aube, had
's shot from outside the box not been saved. Benoit Cheyrou too saw his attempt saved by Troyes goalkeeper Morgan Amalfitano before Yohann Thuram-Ulien saw his shot from outside the penalty box go wide. Charles Kabore almost headed in Loic Remy 's cross on the stroke of half-time, and Valbuena himself made an attempt on the Troyes goal three minutes after the restart. Mathieu Valbuena
However, the hosts could have taken a shock lead on 56 minutes when
headed Benjamin Nivet 's delivery against the Marseille crossbar. Stephane Darbion
Remy, Cheyrou and
came close to breaking the deadlock for the visitors in the subsequent minutes, and Andre Ayew 's side conceded a shock goal in the 89th minute when Nivet found the target from close range. Elie Baup
The result means that Marseille remain second behind Paris Saint-Germain on goal difference.
Result: Brest 1-0 Marseille