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Opportunity knocks for Lille after PSG lose

Published: Saturday 5 February 2011, 23.00CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC were frustrated in their attempts to close on LOSC Lille Métropole, losing 1-0 at Stade Rennais FC and thus allowing the leaders to pull seven points clear on Sunday.
Opportunity knocks for Lille after PSG lose
Siaka Tiéné and PSG came up short against Rennes ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 5 February 2011, 23.00CET

Opportunity knocks for Lille after PSG lose

Paris Saint-Germain FC were frustrated in their attempts to close on LOSC Lille Métropole, losing 1-0 at Stade Rennais FC and thus allowing the leaders to pull seven points clear on Sunday.

The Ligue 1 leaders LOSC Lille Métropole can move seven points clear on Sunday after second-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC lost 1-0 at Stade Rennais FC.

PSG travelled to Stade de la Route de Lorient with a three-point advantage over Rennes but were beaten by Yacine Brahimi's run and shot (19) from the edge of the area. The win lifts Frédéric Antonetti's side level on 37 points with the capital club, and one ahead of Olympique de Marseille after the champions accounted for the bottom team, AC Arles-Avignon.

OM were booed off by the Stade Vélodrome faithful despite André-Pierre Gignac's 55th-minute goal keeping them firmly in the title hunt. A place and a point further back are AS Saint-Étienne, for whom Emmanuel Rivière scored twice in a 2-1 win at Montpellier Hérault SC, who slipped to seventh.

At the other end, RC Lens remained in the relegation zone following a 1-1 home draw with neighbours Valenciennes FC, while SM Caen slipped to 17th after suffering a 2-0 defeat by visitors FC Lorient. Stade Brestois 29 (2-1 v AS Nancy-Lorraine) and OGC Nice (1-0 v FC Sochaux-Montbéliard) were the other winners.

Lille travel to AJ Auxerre on Sunday, when Olympique Lyonnais (in sixth on 34 points) take on FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Toulouse FC tackle AS Monaco FC.

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05/02/2011

RennesRennes1-0PSGPSG

Brahimi 19

Venue: Rennes

05/02/2011

LensLens1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Jemaa 37

Dossevi 39

Venue: Lens

05/02/2011

CaenCaen0-2LorientLorient

Amalfitano 22, Gameiro 86

Venue: Caen

05/02/2011

BrestBrest2-1NancyNancy

Ayité 44, Grougi 88

Apanga 74 (o.g.)

Venue: Brest

05/02/2011

NiceNice1-0SochauxSochaux

Pejčinović 29

Venue: Nice

05/02/2011

MontpellierMontpellier1-2St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Martin 86

Rivière 12, 36

Venue: Montpellier

05/02/2011

MarseilleMarseille1-0ArlesArles

Gignac 55

Venue: Marseille

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