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Lyon halt Montpellier's perfect start

Published: Saturday 27 August 2011, 23.16CET
Olympique Lyonnais became the first team this season to take points from Montpellier Hérault SC, though their joy at a 2-1 win was tempered somewhat by an injury to Lisandro.

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Published: Saturday 27 August 2011, 23.16CET

Lyon halt Montpellier's perfect start

Olympique Lyonnais became the first team this season to take points from Montpellier Hérault SC, though their joy at a 2-1 win was tempered somewhat by an injury to Lisandro.

Goals from Miralem Pjanić and Jérémy Pied ended Montpellier Hérault SC's perfect start to the Ligue 1 campaign and lifted Olympique Lyonnais into second place behind their opponents.

Pjanić tapped in Michel Bastos's cross four minutes into the second half, a lead which was doubled when goalscorer turned provider for Pied to rifle in a right-footed volley. The only downside for Rémi Garde was a left-ankle injury sustained late on by Lisandro.

Montpellier, who had Younés Belhanda sent off moments before they conceded the second goal, responded through Henri Bedimo (90). They will surrender top spot if Toulouse FC or AS Saint-Étienne take three points on Sunday.

The big winners of the day were AJ Auxerre, 4-1 against AC Ajaccio thanks in part to a double from Alain Traoré, who has scored in each of the Burgundy club's four games this season. In the meeting of two promoted sides, Dijon SCO prevailed 1-0 at Evian Thonon Gaillard.

Elsewhere, an added-time effort from Anthony Modeste earned FC Girondins de Bordeaux their first win at the expense of Valenciennes FC, OGC Nice and Stade Brestois 29 drew 0-0, while FC Lorient also left it late in defeating AS Nancy-Lorraine 2-1.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.49CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

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Last updated: 07/09/2011 17:32 CET

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LyonLyon2-1MontpellierMontpellier

Pjanić 49, Pied 83

Henri Bedimo 90+1

Venue: Lyon

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Evian ThononEvian Thonon0-1DijonDijon

Jovial 68

Venue: Annecy

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NiceNice0-0BrestBrest

Venue: Nice

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AuxerreAuxerre4-1AjaccioAjaccio

Chafni 33, Traoré 75, 80, Le Tallec 90

Ilan 83

Venue: Auxerre

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LorientLorient2-1NancyNancy

Mvuemba 78, Monnet-Paquet 90+2

Bakar 10

Venue: Lorient

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ValenciennesValenciennes1-2BordeauxBordeaux

Dossevi 27

Traoré 80, Modeste 90+1

Venue: Valenciennes

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