PARIS (AFP) - Lille seriously compromised their title hopes on Sunday when a 1-1 draw at Lorient left the French league leaders with just a two point lead on second-placed Marseille who have a game in hand. Lille have taken just two points from their last three games while Marseille are powering ahead and will be boosted by retaining the League Cup title on Saturday when they host mid-table Nice on Wednesday. Largely dominated on the Brittany side's controversial plastic pitch, Lille were also hampered by the absence of injured midfielder Florent Balmont. The northeners neverthless opened the scoring two minutes before the break when Mathieu Debuchy picked up a cross from Senegalese international Moussa Sow, only for striker Kevin Gameiro to grab the equaliser with his 18th of the season after 68 minutes. Lorient, now seventh, remain unbeaten since February 12 with Christian Gourcuff's men still hoping to grab a Europa League qualifying spot. Earlier Paris Saint Germain lost ground in the title race when a 2-2 draw at Brest left the capital club seven points adrift of Lille . PSG should have closed the gap to a more manageable five points but after Mathieu Bodmer had given Antoine Kombouare's men a 20th-minute lead fortune refused to smile on the visitors, who were ultimately fortunate to rescue a point. In a frantic end to the opening period Brest, who have fallen away badly after a bright first half of the campaign, turned things around as first Guinean Larsen Toure levelled in the 27th minute.