Olympique Marseille have their work cut out in the bid to finish in the French Ligue 1 top three and also qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) following their thrilling 3-3 draw at Guingamp in a Matchday 37 clash played on Friday.
The visitors raced into a two-goal lead within 14 minutes but Guingamp showed character to pull one back through a Clement Grenier strike just before halftime.
That goal appeared to galvanise the hosts and they were soon level courtesy the aforementioned Grenier who made no from the penalty spot.
Marseille’s night turned from bad to worse when goalkeeper Steve Madanda was sent off with Jimmy Brand converting the spot kick to put the home side 3-2 ahead.
Rudi Garcia’s side however battled back for a share of the spoils after the impressive Thauvin scored a 3rd goal for Marseille.
Marseille stay in 4th spot and outside the top three with 74 points as a result of the draw while Guingamp (46 points) move one place into the top 10.