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Lille close on faltering frontrunners

Published: Monday 15 March 2010, 0.05CET
LOSC Lille Métropole are two points behind the Ligue 1 pacesetters after beating Grenoble Foot 38 1-0, while Olympique de Marseille are a point worse off following a 1-1 draw at Toulouse FC.
Lille close on faltering frontrunners
Lille's Eden Hazard (left) in action against Grenoble ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 15 March 2010, 0.05CET

Lille close on faltering frontrunners

LOSC Lille Métropole are two points behind the Ligue 1 pacesetters after beating Grenoble Foot 38 1-0, while Olympique de Marseille are a point worse off following a 1-1 draw at Toulouse FC.

LOSC Lille Métropole capitalised on the top three all failing to win this weekend with a 1-0 triumph against bottom-placed Grenoble Foot 38 that takes them to within two points of Ligue 1's co-leaders.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux were held by AS Monaco FC on Saturday, while nearest challengers Montpellier Hérault SC and AJ Auxerre played out a draw of their own to open the door for Lille. The UEFA Europa League contenders, fresh from their 1-0 defeat of Liverpool FC in midweek, took full advantage but needed a Boštjan Cesar own goal two minutes after half-time to break the visitors' resistance.

Now on 51 points, two shy of Bordeaux and Montpellier and one behind Auxerre, Lille could have found themselves in fifth had Olympique de Marseille won. Didier Deschamps' side, though, are sixth on 50 points after a 1-1 draw at Toulouse FC. Brandão gave them the lead on the half-hour only for Paulo Machado to equalise nine minutes later. In the day's other game, Stade Rennais FC climbed to eighth (43 points) courtesy of a 2-0 triumph at ten-man Valenciennes FC.

Last updated: 15/03/10 9.41CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2009/10

Matches
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Last updated: 03/07/2011 05:00 CET

13/03/2011

PSGPSG2-2MontpellierMontpellier

Hoarau 11, Yanga-Mbiwa 13 (o.g.)

Giroud 47, 59

Venue: Paris

13/03/2011

BordeauxBordeaux0-1MonacoMonaco

Adriano Pereira 21

Venue: Bordeaux

13/03/2011

LilleLille2-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Sow 39, Hazard 90+2

Pujol 59

Venue: Lille

12/03/2011

LensLens0-1ToulouseToulouse

Santander 75

Venue: Lens

12/03/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne2-0BrestBrest

Sako 35 (p), Payet 88

Venue: St Etienne

12/03/2011

NancyNancy2-0CaenCaen

N'Guémo 38, Traore 85

Venue: Nancy

12/03/2011

NiceNice1-0AuxerreAuxerre

Mouloungui 61

Venue: Nice

12/03/2011

SochauxSochaux0-2LyonLyon

Lisandro 22, Pjanić 64

Venue: Montbeliard

12/03/2011

ArlesArles3-3LorientLorient

Meriem 6, Kermorgant 64, Cabela 80

Amalfitano 19, Diarra 45, Gameiro 53

Venue: Arles

11/03/2011

RennesRennes0-2MarseilleMarseille

Rémy 23, Lucho González 80

Venue: Rennes

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