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Lille's unbeaten run undone by Montpellier

Published: Sunday 20 February 2011, 23.00CET
LOSC Lille Métropole's 13-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 was ended by Montpellier Hérault FC and their lead reduced to two points following Stade Rennais FC's late win at Toulouse FC.
Lille's unbeaten run undone by Montpellier
Montpellier celebrate their winning goal against Lille ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 20 February 2011, 23.00CET

Lille's unbeaten run undone by Montpellier

LOSC Lille Métropole's 13-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 was ended by Montpellier Hérault FC and their lead reduced to two points following Stade Rennais FC's late win at Toulouse FC.

LOSC Lille Métropole's Ligue 1 lead has been whittled down to just two points after Rudi Garcia's charges suffered their first league defeat since 24 October at the hands of Montpellier Hérault FC.

Lille had gone 13 Ligue 1 matches without losing before Younés Belhanda popped up to end their unbeaten sequence with a winner six minutes from time. The result hauled Montpellier, who also knocked Lille out of the French League Cup, up to sixth spot and left the northerners looking nervously over their shoulders.

Stade Rennais FC are the team applying most pressure following their hard-fought success at Toulouse FC in the late kick-off. Kévin Théophile-Catherine appeared to have inadvertently earned hosts Toulouse a point after his own goal (61) cancelled out Yann M'Vila's opener (45), but Victor Montano's 88th-minute penalty ultimately wrapped up a crucial win for Rennes .

Paris Saint-Germain FC are four points behind Lille, and level on 41 points with fourth-placed Olympique Lyonnais, following their 3-0 win against ten-man OGC Nice. Ludovic Giuly (24), Guillaume Hoarau (44) and Sylvain Armand (74) did the damage before Drissa Diakite was sent off (79) to compound the misery of a Nice side now hovering just two points above the relegation zone.

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20/02/2011

ToulouseToulouse1-2RennesRennes

Théophile-Catherine 61 (o.g.)

M'Vila 45+1, Montano 88 (p)

Venue: Toulouse

20/02/2011

MontpellierMontpellier1-0LilleLille

Belhanda 84

Venue: Montpellier

20/02/2011

NiceNice0-3PSGPSG

Giuly 24, Hoarau 44, Armand 74

Venue: Nice

19/02/2011

LorientLorient5-1BordeauxBordeaux

Amalfitano 14, Mvuemba 61 (p), Gameiro 35, 38, 88

Fernando 40

Venue: Lorient

19/02/2011

CaenCaen2-2ValenciennesValenciennes

Nivet 47, Yatabaré 64

Pujol 80, Langil 88

Venue: Caen

19/02/2011

AuxerreAuxerre1-1ArlesArles

Jeleń 84

N'Diaye 65

Venue: Auxerre

19/02/2011

BrestBrest2-0MonacoMonaco

Ayité 14, 89 (p)

Venue: Brest

19/02/2011

LensLens2-3SochauxSochaux

Jemaa 36, Yahia 59

Maurice-Belay 6, Maiga 30, Boudebouz 66

Venue: Lens

19/02/2011

MarseilleMarseille2-1St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Lucho González 68, Rémy 78

Landrin 90+5

Venue: Marseille

18/02/2011

LyonLyon4-0NancyNancy

Gourcuff 37, Pied 76, Pjanić 86, Briand 89

Venue: Lyon

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