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Lille slump to Montpellier loss

Published: Sunday 14 August 2011, 23.00CET
French champions LOSC Lille Métropole have lost their opening home game of the new season, succumbing 1-0 to Montpellier Hérault SC after Olympique de Marseille posted another 2-2 draw.
Lille slump to Montpellier loss
Montpellier enjoy their win at the home of the champions ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 14 August 2011, 23.00CET

Lille slump to Montpellier loss

French champions LOSC Lille Métropole have lost their opening home game of the new season, succumbing 1-0 to Montpellier Hérault SC after Olympique de Marseille posted another 2-2 draw.

The frustration continues for French champions LOSC Lille Métropole as they slipped to their first defeat of the season at home against Montpellier Hérault SC, losing 1-0 on a day that was only slightly more rewarding for Olympique de Marseille.

After drawing 1-1 at AS Nancy-Lorraine in their season opener, Lille hoped to put a first win on the board in northern France. It was not to be, however, and for all their domination they struggled to conjure many clear chances, while failing to beat Montpellier goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier when they did. The visitors boasted the more effective attacking presence, in fact, notching the only goal of the game after 70 minutes when Olivier Giroud chested down a Jamel Saihi pass and slotted past Mickaël Landreau.

Also on Sunday, Marseille recorded a second consecutive 2-2 draw, despite taking a two-goal lead at AJ Auxerre. France striker Loïc Rémy headed them in front after three minutes and André Ayew nodded in a Mathieu Valbuena corner just before the break, but Alain Traoré responded immediately after the interval and Roy Contout secured Auxerre a share of the points with nine minutes to go. Meanwhile, Evian Thonon Gaillard posted their first ever top-flight win by defeating OGC Nice.

Last updated: 15/08/11 3.45CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 07/09/2011 17:33 CET

14/08/2011

LilleLille0-1MontpellierMontpellier

Giroud 70

Venue: Lille

14/08/2011

Evian ThononEvian Thonon1-0NiceNice

Khelifa 50

Venue: Annecy

14/08/2011

AuxerreAuxerre2-2MarseilleMarseille

Traoré 46, Contout 81

Rémy 3, A. Ayew 43

Venue: Auxerre

13/08/2011

ValenciennesValenciennes0-0BrestBrest

Venue: Valenciennes

13/08/2011

SochauxSochaux1-2CaenCaen

Boudebouz 90+3

Hamouma 14, Frau 66

Venue: Montbeliard

13/08/2011

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-0NancyNancy

Marchal 88

Venue: St Etienne

13/08/2011

LorientLorient1-1BordeauxBordeaux

Jouffre 81

Henrique 90+1

Venue: Lorient

13/08/2011

ToulouseToulouse2-0DijonDijon

Umut Bulut 71, Paulo Machado 84 (p)

Venue: Toulouse

13/08/2011

LyonLyon1-1AjaccioAjaccio

Lisandro 83

Sammaritano 59

Venue: Lyon

13/08/2011

RennesRennes1-1PSGPSG

Pitroipa 88

Gameiro 73

Venue: Rennes

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