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PARIS (AP) — Laurent struggled without injured top scorer Thierry Moffi, and despite rallying twice to draw 2-2 at Troyes, dropped to third in the French league on Sunday. become

Moffi has eight league goals this season – just two short of league top scorer Kylian Mbappe – but has struggled with an injury to his right foot.

After Troyes took the lead in the 33rd minute with an own goal from defender Julien Laporte, striker Stephane Deira equalised. Former Monaco midfielder Ronnie Lopez restored the home side’s lead on the hour before Quentin Boisgaard equalized in the 80th.

Ritual means lens –which won 1-0 at Marseille on Saturday– Remains second in goal difference ahead of Laurent, both with 27 points.

Rennes moved up to fourth after a 2-1 win at last-place Angers with a penalty from midfielder Louver Major in the fourth minute of injury time.

A good team move led to Amin Guerreri’s goal in the 43rd for Rennes. Forward Martin Terrier raced over from 35 metres, turning the ball to midfielder Benjamin Bourregade, who then set up Guerreri for a low finish. Striker Amin Salama equalized for the home side shortly after the break.

Later on Sunday, Monaco needed a win at Lille to move above Marseille into fifth place.

In other matches, it was Reims 2, Auxerre 1; Toulouse 2, Strasbourg 2, and Clermont 1, Brest 3.

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