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Marseille shrink Lille's league lead

Published: Sunday 17 April 2011, 23.54CET
Olympique de Marseille moved to within a point of leaders LOSC Lille Métropole after a 2-1 win against Montpellier Hérault SC, while Paris Saint-Germain FC sunk Olympique Lyonnais.
Marseille shrink Lille's league lead
Taye Taiwo celebrates after reviving Marseille's title hopes with a late penalty ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 17 April 2011, 23.54CET

Marseille shrink Lille's league lead

Olympique de Marseille moved to within a point of leaders LOSC Lille Métropole after a 2-1 win against Montpellier Hérault SC, while Paris Saint-Germain FC sunk Olympique Lyonnais.

Olympique de Marseille's hopes of retaining their Ligue 1 title gained credence after the French champions came from behind to beat Montpellier Hérault SC 2-1.

The visitors must have feared the opportunity to rein in LOSC Lille Métropole, who drew 1-1 with FC Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday, had gone when Olivier Giroud (64) broke the deadlock for Montpellier (64). André-Pierre Gignac soon restored parity (69), however, before Taye Taiwo (82) made sure of the points with a penalty after both sides had been reduced to ten men following the dismissals of Loïc Remy and Abdelhamid El Kaoutari.

Third-placed Olympique Lyonnais could have moved to within three points of the summit but defeat by Paris Saint-Germain FC in the late fixture thwarted their title charge. Instead Zoumana Camara's winner (76) revived PSG's European ambitions and took the capital club up to fourth, a point behind Claude Puel's side.

At the other end, AC Arles-Avignon's fate was confirmed by a 1-0 home loss to Valenciennes FC. Grégory Pujol's strike (68) condemned the bottom side from Provence to relegation to Ligue 2.

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PSGPSG1-0LyonLyon

Camara 76

Venue: Paris

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ArlesArles0-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Pujol 68

Venue: Arles

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MontpellierMontpellier1-2MarseilleMarseille

Giroud 64

Gignac 69, Taiwo 82 (p)

Venue: Montpellier

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LilleLille1-1BordeauxBordeaux

Sow 58

Savić 76

Venue: Lille

16/04/2011

NiceNice3-2MonacoMonaco

Mounier 21, Civelli 46, Mouloungui 59

Gosso 29, Park Chu-Young 75 (p)

Venue: Nice

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RennesRennes1-2LorientLorient

Dalmat 23

Gameiro 51, Coquelin 62

Venue: Rennes

16/04/2011

LensLens1-1BrestBrest

Hermach 20

Ayité 60

Venue: Lens

16/04/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne2-1NancyNancy

Payet 57, 65

Andre Luiz 40

Venue: St Etienne

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ToulouseToulouse0-1AuxerreAuxerre

Dudka 90+2

Venue: Toulouse

16/04/2011

SochauxSochaux3-2CaenCaen

Drame 13, Maiga 81, 86

El Arabi 9, Hamouma 89

Venue: Montbeliard

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