Brest continue Saint-Etienne Ligue 1 slide

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Sliding Saint-Etienne lost 4-1 at Brest for a seventh straight French Ligue 1 defeat under coach Claude Puel this season.

After notching 10 points from their first four games, Saint-Etienne are now hovering just above the relegation zone in 15th place.

With Marseille's home game against Nice called off because of an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the visitors' squad, Saturday's only game saw all the goals come in the first half.

Midfielder Franck Honorat, centre back Jean-Kevin Duverne, and strikers Irvin Cardona and Steve Mounie scored for Brest, while right back Mahdi Camara replied for the visitors.

Lille need only a draw at home to struggling Lorient on Sunday to overtake Monaco and reclaim second place.

A win would move Lille only two points behind league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Also on Sunday, Lyon are at Angers and Montpellier faces Strasbourg.