Remy maintains unbeaten run
Loic Remy scored the only goal of the game as Ligue 1 champions Marseille extended their unbeaten run to seven games at home to Nancy.
Remy scored France's opener in the 2-0 victory over Romania in their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier last weekend and he was on target again as Pierre-Andre Gignac's flick-on allowed him to score from close range after 28 minutes.
Nancy almost grabbed an equaliser when Alexandre Cuvillier's second-half free-kick hit the woodwork but OM deserved the win which moved them three points behind leaders Rennes, who travel to Lens tomorrow.
Lucho Gonzalez was denied an opener for the hosts when his sweetly-timed shot was acrobatically kept out by Damien Gregorini at full stretch.
But the hosts got their decisive goal just before the hour following Benoit Cheyrou's corner delivery. His cross picked out Gignac who flicked on for his France team-mate Remy to slot home from close range.
OM failed to find a second goal to make their evening easier, although they came close on a number of occasions. Lucho was brilliantly denied for a second time by Gregorini just before the break and Remy spooned an effort just past the left-hand post shortly after the re-start.
The hosts were almost made to pay with 65 minutes gone when Cuvillier crashed a free-kick against the post with Steve Mandana beaten. Nancy, winless in four games, started to show signs of life and Mandana did have to save to deny another Cuvillier effort before blocking from Jordan Loties after a neat move.
OM survived the scare and were only denied a second goal by a Joel Sami goal-line clearance as he sprinted back to clear after Taye Taiwo's snap-shot squirmed away from Gregorini and towards goal.