Payet's free-kick earns Marseille a point against Dijon

Indo Asian News Service

Marseille, April 2 (IANS) Dimitri Payet fired a brilliant free-kick to rescue Marseille in a 1-1 tie against relegation-threatened Dijon in the Ligue 1 football championship here.

Dijon, who were above the bottom three team on goal difference, on Saturday surprisingly took a lead on Gregory Sertic's own goal in the first-half injury time, reports Xinhua news agency.

Marseille, still hunting for a Europa League berth next season, came back into the game three minutes after the interval, as Payet fired home a free-kick about 30 metres away into the left corner. It was his fourth goal after joining Marseille from London-based West Ham United during winter transfer window.

Nailing just one point, Marseille may expect their gap from fouth-ranked Lyon extended as the latter will visit Rennes on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, Bastia were firmly locked on their 19th position with a 0-1 loss to Lille at home.