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Lille thrive as Bordeaux flounder

Published: Sunday 25 April 2010, 0.35CET
LOSC Lille Métropole maintained their faint title hopes thanks to a 2-1 success at Le Mans UC 72 but FC Girondins de Bordeaux lost at FC Lorient to stay 11 points off the pace.
Lille thrive as Bordeaux flounder
Lille moved above Montpellier with their victory ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 25 April 2010, 0.35CET

Lille thrive as Bordeaux flounder

LOSC Lille Métropole maintained their faint title hopes thanks to a 2-1 success at Le Mans UC 72 but FC Girondins de Bordeaux lost at FC Lorient to stay 11 points off the pace.

LOSC Lille Métropole remain on the fringes of the Ligue 1 title race as they won 2-1 against Le Mans UC 72 but champions FC Girondins de Bordeaux are struggling to even earn European qualification after losing at FC Lorient.

With leaders Olympique de Marseille and AJ Auxerre not in action until Sunday, Lille took their cue to move within seven points off the summit. Túlio De Melo (13) put Les Dogues on a sound footing but Modibo Maïga levelled ten minutes after the resumption.

The visitors restored their superiority, however, and were rewarded 11 minutes from time when Gervinho was felled and Yohan Cabaye converted from the penalty spot. The victory enabled Lille to climb to third after Montpellier Hérault SC were held to a goalless draw at AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Champions Bordeaux could have ended the day level on points with the fourth-placed side, but above them on goal difference had they emerged unscathed but a fourth defeat in five further jeopardised their European aspirations. An entertaining encounter was decided when Kevin Gameiro burst away from Ludovic Sané and drove past Ulrich Ramé.

Elsewhere, second-bottom US Boulogne closed to within a point of Le Mans, but nine from safety, with a 3-0 success at ten-man FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, OGC Nice were 2-1 winners against relegated Grenoble Foot 38 and it finished 1-1 between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Stade Rennais FC.

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LorientLorient1-1LilleLille

Gameiro 68

Debuchy 42

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Kadir 10

Ducourtioux 11 (o.g.)

Venue: Valenciennes

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Plašil 15, Diabate 89

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Touré 37, Grougi 45+1

Bodmer 20, Kantari 87 (o.g.)

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Venue: Nancy

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CaenCaen1-1ToulouseToulouse

Hamouma 29

Sissoko 39 (p)

Venue: Caen

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MonacoMonaco1-0RennesRennes

Welcome 73

Venue: Monaco

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Boly 6

Roudet 49

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