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Top three pegged back in France

Published: Sunday 11 November 2012, 23.19CET
France's top three of Paris Saint-Germain FC, Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais all went ahead before being held to draws, while FC Girondins de Bordeaux prevailed.
Top three pegged back in France
Maxwell celebrates after his chip put PSG ahead at Montpellier ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 11 November 2012, 23.19CET

Top three pegged back in France

France's top three of Paris Saint-Germain FC, Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais all went ahead before being held to draws, while FC Girondins de Bordeaux prevailed.

France's top three were all held to draws on Sunday – including Paris Saint-Germain FC at Montpellier Hérault SC – as the situation remained unchanged at the head of Ligue 1.

The capital side received a blow early on when they lost Mamadou Sakho to a red card after just ten minutes, but the visitors were still able to take the lead courtesy of Maxwell's sublime chip nine minutes before the interval. Rémy Cabella drilled in just before the hour to level, however, and despite then losing Younes Belhanda to a dismissal, the hosts earned a point.

Second-placed Marseille were unable to make PSG pay as Fabrice Abriel's 89th-minute strike earned a 2-2 draw for OGC Nice at the Stade Vélodrome after Mathieu Valbuena appeared to have won it for the home side. A point behind the top two, Lyon were also left frustrated, Maxime Gonalons' first-half header being cancelled out by Sloan Privat's equaliser for FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux were the day's only winners, as they defeated FC Lorient 4-0 to move up to sixth, two points off the lead.

Last updated: 10/12/12 11.09CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/03/2013 18:15 CET

11/11/2012

MontpellierMontpellier1-1PSGPSG

Cabella 59

Maxwell 36

Venue: Montpellier

11/11/2012

SochauxSochaux1-1LyonLyon

Privat 71

Gonalons 23

Venue: Montbeliard

11/11/2012

LorientLorient0-4BordeauxBordeaux

Jussiê 19, Obraniak 33, Saivet 53, Gouffran 58

Venue: Lorient

11/11/2012

MarseilleMarseille2-2NiceNice

A. Ayew 40, Valbuena 68

Cvitanich 51, Abriel 89

Venue: Marseille

10/11/2012

ReimsReims1-2ÉvianÉvian

Cambon 73 (o.g.)

Berigaud 18, Adnane 53

Venue: Reims

10/11/2012

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-0TroyesTroyes

Cohade 46, Aubameyang 88

Venue: St Etienne

10/11/2012

BastiaBastia2-3ValenciennesValenciennes

Modeste 40 (P), Palmieri 62

Kadir 32, 78, Dossevi 80

Venue: Bastia

10/11/2012

ToulouseToulouse2-4AjaccioAjaccio

Lippini 4 (o.g.), Abdennour 72

Sammaritano 15, Belghazouani 34, 90+3, Diarra 67

Venue: Toulouse

10/11/2012

LOSCLOSC1-0BrestBrest

Kalou 45

Venue: Lille

09/11/2012

NancyNancy1-3RennesRennes

Zenke 50

Mevlüt Erdinç 21, Alessandrini 74, Pitroipa 84

Venue: Nancy

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