Weah strike seals Lille's Ligue 1 victory

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Timothy Weah scored a late sealer as Lille won 2-0 at Dijon to remain top of the Ligue 1 before their weekend showdown with champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Lille's win kept them one point ahead of PSG, who recorded a 2-0 home win over Lorient after the visitors had a player sent off when conceding a penalty early in the second half with the game goalless.

Lille's opening goal came in the 18th minute when right back Zeki Celik set up Turkish countryman Yusuf Yazici.

Weah, the son of Liberia President and 1995 Golden Ball winner George Weah, then grabbed his first league goal for Lille.

He came off the bench to score with a neat finish deep in stoppage time.

Kylian Mbappe's 50th-minute penalty gave PSG the lead after a poor first half at Parc des Princes.

Mbappe slotted home from the spot after being fouled by defender Andreaw Gravillon, who was red carded.

Moise Kean doubled the margin 10 minutes later.

Third-place Lyon are 12 games unbeaten but conceded a stoppage-time goal in a 2-2 home draw with Brest.

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes scored an unlucky own goal near halftime, when a shot from the right hit the post and bounced in off his back.

A penalty from Netherlands forward Memphis Depay and a goal from winger Maxwell Cornet, either side of a red card for Brest midfielder Paul Lasne, looked to be enough for Lyon until Romain Faivre levelled in the third minute of time added on.

Fourth-place Marseille, who have two games in hand over their fellow title contenders, missed the chance to move level on points with Lyon when they lost 2-1 at Rennes.

Marseille led midway through the first half when Pape Gueye scored but the midfielder's send off near the end of the first half, after he received a second yellow card for elbowing Rennes striker M'Baye Niang in the head as they jumped for the ball, turned the tide.

Rennes stepped it up against 10-men and won with second-half goals from defender Hamari Traore and forward Adrien Hunou.

Rennes climbed to sixth spot while seventh-place Lens won 3-0 at Monaco, with former Chelsea starlet Gael Kakuta among the scorers.

In other games, Reims edged Nantes 3-2, Saint-Etienne won 2-1 at Bordeaux, Nimes lost 2-0 to visitors Nice while Metz and Strasbourg accounted for their hosts Montpellier and Angers respectively by the same score.