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Montpellier make it five in a row

Published: Saturday 13 February 2010, 23.00CET
Montpellier Hérault SC are level with FC Girondins de Bordeaux at the summit after a fifth successive league Ligue 1 victory, four points ahead of LOSC Lille Métropole, who also won.
Montpellier make it five in a row
Víctor Montaño celebrates his goal against Grenoble ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 13 February 2010, 23.00CET

Montpellier make it five in a row

Montpellier Hérault SC are level with FC Girondins de Bordeaux at the summit after a fifth successive league Ligue 1 victory, four points ahead of LOSC Lille Métropole, who also won.

Montpellier Hérault SC moved level on points with Ligue 1 pacesetters FC Girondins de Bordeaux thanks to a fifth successive league victory, while third-placed LOSC Lille Métropole also kept pace with a 3-1 defeat of US Boulogne.

Grenoble Foot 38 eliminated Montpellier from the Coupe de France last month but there was to be no repeat result for the division's bottom club as Colombian striker Víctor Montaño scored the only goal after 28 minutes. René Girard's team, who have kept clean sheets in each game of their winning run, are four points clear of Lille and a further two in front of Olympique de Marseille after the pair both won.

Ludovic Obraniak started and finished the scoring as Lille triumphed over Boulogne, while AS Monaco FC defender Nicolas N'Koulou condemned his team to a 2-1 defeat by scoring an 89th-minute own goal against OM, their fourth straight league win at Stade Louis II. Monaco had Alejandro Alonso dismissed in added time. Olympique Lyonnais overcame RC Lens 1-0 and remain fifth, a point behind Marseille.

Valenciennes FC were also the beneficiaries of a late goal, Filip Sebo earning the northern club a 2-1 success against OGC Nice, though there was nothing to separate AS Nancy-Lorraine and Paris Saint-Germain FC, who drew 0-0. Third-bottom Le Mans UC 72 edged a point closer to Nice with a goalless draw against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, although they will view it as an opportunity missed after the visitors played 45 minutes with ten men following the dismissal of Loïc Poujol.

Bordeaux will restablish their three-point lead if they beat AS Saint Etienne on Sunday, when AJ Auxerre play Stade Rennais FC and FC Lorient welcome Toulouse FC.

Last updated: 13/02/10 22.55CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2011 03:15 CET

12/02/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-4LyonLyon

Bocanegra 13

Gomis 28, Sall 40 (o.g.), Bastos 69, Briand 90+1

Venue: St Etienne

12/02/2011

SochauxSochaux1-2MarseilleMarseille

Brown 43

Gignac 45+1, 70

Venue: Montbeliard

12/02/2011

MonacoMonaco3-1LorientLorient

Lolo 3, Mangani 56, Park Chu-Young 90+4 (p)

Gameiro 22

Venue: Monaco

12/02/2011

NancyNancy3-1AuxerreAuxerre

Feret 9, Cuvillier 14, Hadji 47

Jeleń 55

Venue: Nancy

12/02/2011

PSGPSG0-0LensLens

Venue: Paris

12/02/2011

ArlesArles0-0MontpellierMontpellier

Venue: Arles

12/02/2011

BordeauxBordeaux1-2CaenCaen

Modeste 49

Traoré 10, Hamouma 90

Venue: Bordeaux

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