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Bordeaux out in front once more

Published: Sunday 21 March 2010, 23.40CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux fought their way back to defeat LOSC Lille Métropole and reclaim top spot, with Montpellier Hérault SC level on points after overcoming Valenciennes FC.
Bordeaux out in front once more
Victory took Bordeaux back to the top of Ligue 1 ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 21 March 2010, 23.40CET

Bordeaux out in front once more

FC Girondins de Bordeaux fought their way back to defeat LOSC Lille Métropole and reclaim top spot, with Montpellier Hérault SC level on points after overcoming Valenciennes FC.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux once again head the pack in Ligue 1 after a 3-1 comeback victory over LOSC Lille Métropole, though Montpellier Hérault SC trail only on goal difference following their 2-1 defeat of Valenciennes FC.

Dumped out of the UEFA Europa League by Liverpool FC on Thursday, Lille looked set to bounce back in style when Eden Hazard raced through on goal and registered with 24 minutes gone at the Stade Chaban-Delmas. UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists Bordeaux responded shortly before the break, however, Michaël Ciani (40) crashing in a volley following a partially cleared free-kick.

Laurent Blanc's men then took the lead through Jussiê's penalty on 66 minutes, after Ricardo Costa had been shown red for his challenge on Marouane Chamakh, and Yoann Gourcuff made sure of the result when he applied the finishing touch to Wendel's centre 14 minutes from time.

Defeat damaged Lille's championship prospects and they now lie five points off the pace in fourth, while Montpellier kept the pressure on Bordeaux by overcoming Valenciennes at home. The promoted team have contested one match more than the titleholders yet continue to prove tenacious challengers, Victor Montaño putting them ahead after five minutes and Joris Marveaux doubling the advantage close to the hour mark, before Fahid Ben Khalfallah's consolation for the visitors.

The top two will be wary of Olympique de Marseille, who moved into fourth and within three points of the summit via a 2-1 defeat of Olympique Lyonnais at the Stade Vélodrome. Taye Taiwo (81) scored the decisive goal moments after Bafétimbi Gomis had cancelled out Charles Kaboré's opener (67) for OM.

Last updated: 26/03/10 16.52CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2011 04:16 CET

20/03/2011

MarseilleMarseille2-1PSGPSG

Heinze 16, A. Ayew 35

Chantôme 27

Venue: Marseille

20/03/2011

MonacoMonaco0-1NancyNancy

Andre Luiz 19

Venue: Monaco

20/03/2011

CaenCaen2-0ArlesArles

Mollo 79, El Arabi 85

Venue: Caen

19/03/2011

LyonLyon1-1RennesRennes

Gomis 36

Théophile-Catherine 87

Venue: Lyon

19/03/2011

MontpellierMontpellier1-4LensLens

Bocaly 57

Akalé 19, Marveaux 30 (o.g.), Roudet 33, Jemaa 62

Venue: Montpellier

19/03/2011

AuxerreAuxerre2-0SochauxSochaux

Jeleń 17, 63

Venue: Auxerre

19/03/2011

ValenciennesValenciennes2-2BordeauxBordeaux

Danic 36, 59

Jussiê 81, Ciani 84

Venue: Valenciennes

19/03/2011

ToulouseToulouse1-1NiceNice

Santander 27

Cetto 90+4 (o.g.)

Venue: Toulouse

19/03/2011

LorientLorient0-0St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Venue: Lorient

19/03/2011

BrestBrest1-2LilleLille

Lesoimier 18

Gervinho 39, Sow 53

Venue: Brest

Standings

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