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St-Étienne stifled by stubborn Troyes

Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 22.15CET
AS Saint-Étienne missed the opportunity to move third in Ligue 1 after twice relinquishing the lead in a 2-2 stalemate away to the league's bottom club ES Troyes AC.

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Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 22.15CET

St-Étienne stifled by stubborn Troyes

AS Saint-Étienne missed the opportunity to move third in Ligue 1 after twice relinquishing the lead in a 2-2 stalemate away to the league's bottom club ES Troyes AC.

ES Troyes AC twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at home against AS Saint-Étienne, preventing Les Verts from displacing third-placed Olympique de Marseille.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 17th league goal of the season – heading in Joshua Guilavogui's miscued shot for his ninth in his last nine games – gave the visitors an eighth-minute lead. Julien Faussurier pulled Troyes level, before Brandão headed in to restore St-Étienne's advantage.

Benjamin Nivet struck seven minutes from the interval to once again wipe out Les Verts' lead and round off the scoring in an entertaining first period against which a goalless second half stood in stark contrast. St-Étienne, however, still remain unbeaten in 2013.

Meanwhile, a late Ludovic Obraniak strike denied FC Lorient the chance to move sixth, cancelling out a Jérémie Aliadière effort to salvage a 1-1 draw for FC Girondins de Bordeaux. 

Struggling AS Nancy-Lorraine won at Stade Rennais FC for a vital three points in their battle to beat the drop, while Clarck Nsikulu scored in added time to rescue a point for Évian Thonon Gaillard FC against ten-man Stade de Reims.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.20CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/04/2013 19:54 CET

30/03/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes3-4BastiaBastia

Gomis 9, Danic 30 (P), Pujol 90+5

Maoulida 20, 49, Thauvin 84 (P), 89

Venue: Valenciennes

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RennesRennes0-2NancyNancy

Ayasse 78, Bakar 89

Venue: Rennes

30/03/2013

BordeauxBordeaux1-1LorientLorient

Obraniak 87

Aliadière 42

Venue: Bordeaux

30/03/2013

AjaccioAjaccio2-3ToulouseToulouse

Zebina 18 (o.g.), Mutu 41

Capoue 24, 79 (P), Tabanou 32

Venue: Ajaccio

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ÉvianÉvian2-2ReimsReims

Sagbo Latte 68, N'Sikulu 90+2

Ayité 12, Courtet 67

Venue: Annecy

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TroyesTroyes2-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Faussurier 25, Nivet 38

Aubameyang 8, Brandão 31

Venue: Troyes

29/03/2013

PSGPSG1-0MontpellierMontpellier

Gameiro 80

Venue: Paris

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