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Ligue 1 pursuers close gap on top three

Published: Saturday 2 February 2013, 21.55CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux, OGC Nice and AS Saint-Étienne all recorded victories as they closed the gap on the top three, after leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC prevailed on Friday.

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Published: Saturday 2 February 2013, 21.55CET

Ligue 1 pursuers close gap on top three

FC Girondins de Bordeaux, OGC Nice and AS Saint-Étienne all recorded victories as they closed the gap on the top three, after leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC prevailed on Friday.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux, OGC Nice and AS Saint-Étienne kept up their pursuit of third spot in Ligue 1, as all recorded victories to maintain their UEFA Champions League qualification hopes.

Bordeaux and Nice both sit four points behind Olympique de Marseille, with St-Étienne one further back, ahead of OM's game against AS Nancy-Lorraine on Sunday. Second-placed Olympique Lyonnais also play tomorrow, travelling to AC Ajaccio, aiming to go level on points with leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC, who overcame Toulouse FC 4-0 in Friday evening's fixture.

David Bellion converted from a corner 33 minutes into Bordeaux's 2-0 defeat of Valenciennes FC and Ludovic Obraniak doubled the lead after the break. Nemanja Pejčinović and a Brahim Ferradj own goal sealed the points for Nice at Stade Brestois 29, while Fabien Lemoine struck from range with 13 minutes to go at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard to seal a 2-1 win for St-Étienne.

The team who occupied fourth at the start of the day, Stade Rennais FC, ended it in seventh after a 2-2 draw at FC Lorient thanks to Axel N'Gando's 90th-minute goal.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.12CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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Last updated: 23/04/2013 09:48 CET

02/02/2013

BastiaBastia0-0ÉvianÉvian

Venue: Auxerre

02/02/2013

BrestBrest0-2NiceNice

Pejčinović 13, Meriem 46

Venue: Brest

02/02/2013

BordeauxBordeaux2-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Bellion 33, Obraniak 71

Venue: Bordeaux

02/02/2013

LOSCLOSC1-1TroyesTroyes

Origi 74

Camus 30

Venue: Lille

02/02/2013

SochauxSochaux1-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Butin 72

Aubameyang 23, Lemoine 77

Venue: Montbeliard

02/02/2013

LorientLorient2-2RennesRennes

Jouffre 30, Aliadière 80

Mevlüt Erdinç 56, Ngando 90

Venue: Lorient

01/02/2013

ToulouseToulouse0-4PSGPSG

Pastore 4, Ibrahimović 36, Sakho 70, Van der Wiel 72

Venue: Toulouse

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