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Lyon show steel to edge derby at St-Étienne

Published: Monday 10 December 2012, 0.09CET
Ten-man Olympique Lyonnais fought hard to win 1-0 at derby neighbours AS Saint-Étienne and move five points clear in Ligue 1, after Olympique de Marseille had succumbed at home.
Lyon show steel to edge derby at St-Étienne
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Published: Monday 10 December 2012, 0.09CET

Lyon show steel to edge derby at St-Étienne

Ten-man Olympique Lyonnais fought hard to win 1-0 at derby neighbours AS Saint-Étienne and move five points clear in Ligue 1, after Olympique de Marseille had succumbed at home.

Olympique Lyonnais are five points clear at the Ligue 1 summit after showing character to record their tenth win of the campaign at fourth-placed Rhone derby neighbours AS Saint-Étienne.

Paris Saint-Germain FC had piled pressure on the leaders with their victory on Saturday, and the task faced by Remi Garde's charges was rendered even more difficult following a 56th-minute red card for Mouhamadou Dabo. Michel Bastos crashed a low free-kick under goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier to take the lead shortly afterwards, however, and Lyon's cause was aided by the late dismissal of Alejandro Alonso for two yellow cards.

Meanwhile, Olympique de Marseille received a blow to their title aspirations as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to FC Lorient. The hosts were left reeling when Charles Kaoboré collected a second yellow card for bringing down Jérémie Aliadière in the area on just 38 minutes, and the former Arsenal FC striker promptly converted from the spot. Benjamin Corgnet then added a second shortly after half-time and Kévin Monnet-Paquet rounded things off to leave OM third, and level on 29 points with PSG.

In Sunday's other match, Stade de Reims Champagne and FC Girondins de Bordeaux played out a goalless stalemate.

Last updated: 10/12/12 0.52CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/12/2012 12:21 CET

09/12/2012

St-EtienneSt-Etienne0-1LyonLyon

Bastos 65

Venue: St Etienne

09/12/2012

MarseilleMarseille0-3LorientLorient

Aliadière 38 (P), Corgnet 47, Monnet-Paquet 69

Venue: Marseille

09/12/2012

ReimsReims0-0BordeauxBordeaux

Venue: Reims

08/12/2012

SochauxSochaux1-1LOSCLOSC

Mikari 64

Roux 62

Venue: Montbeliard

08/12/2012

MontpellierMontpellier3-0AjaccioAjaccio

Utaka 28, Cabella 32, Belhanda 67

Venue: Montpellier

08/12/2012

RennesRennes2-2BrestBrest

Feret 62, Alessandrini 69

Lesoimier 71, Benschop 87

Venue: Rennes

08/12/2012

TroyesTroyes1-1NiceNice

Darbion 31

Cvitanić 90+1

Venue: Troyes

08/12/2012

NancyNancy1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Loties 31

Haidara 73 (o.g.)

Venue: Nancy

08/12/2012

PSGPSG4-0ÉvianÉvian

Ibrahimović 28, Lavezzi 31, Thiago Motta 84, Gameiro 86

Venue: Paris

07/12/2012

ToulouseToulouse0-0BastiaBastia

Venue: Toulouse

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