Rod Fanni was the hero in Marseille's late 1-0 over Valenciennes, but Bastia couldn't recover from Nice's 61st minute goal, leaving the Corsicans barely above the bottom three.
Andre-Pierre Gignac and Rod Fanni helped Marseille defeat Sochaux and make it two wins from two at the start of the new Ligue 1 season.
Lille scored late on through Mathieu Debuchy to claim a 1-0 win over Lorient, while Marseille climbed up the table into fourth despite a 1-1 draw with Valenciennes, and in a basement battle, Sochaux and Auxerre finished goalless.
After recovering from a broken toe, Marselle defender Rod Fanni is hoping that his chance will finally come for L'OM, especially with Souleymane Diawara's spell at the CAF African Nations Cup.
Marseille have reached a tentative agreement with Rennes for the transfer of 29-year-old defender Rod Fanni.