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Toulouse catch frustrated Montpellier

Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 23.09CET
Toulouse FC came back from 2-0 down to gain a dramatic win against FC Girondins de Bordeaux and move level with leaders Montpellier Hérault SC, who also let slip a two-goal lead.

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Published: Saturday 17 September 2011, 23.09CET

Toulouse catch frustrated Montpellier

Toulouse FC came back from 2-0 down to gain a dramatic win against FC Girondins de Bordeaux and move level with leaders Montpellier Hérault SC, who also let slip a two-goal lead.

Toulouse FC joined Montpellier Hérault SC at the Ligue 1 summit in dramatic fashion but the results have left the door open for Olympique Lyonnais to go top on Sunday.

Montpellier were a point clear of Lyon when the weekend fixtures began and went 2-0 up at Stade Brestois 29 through two first-half Olivier Giroud goals. However, substitute Eden Ben Basat pulled one back with 20 minutes left and only two remained when Santiago Gentiletti equalised for Brest, who held on for their fifth draw in six games this season despite Tripy Makonda's late dismissal.

That allowed Toulouse to join Montpellier on 13 points, but only just. FC Girondins de Bordeaux themselves let slip a two-goal lead against Toulouse, who completed a 3-2 victory with a last-gasp strike from substitute Emmanuel Rivière.

Ten-man LOSC Lille Métropole could also have caught the pacesetters but drew 2-2 with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard after twice leading. Les Dogues had Mathieu Debuchy sent off ten minutes into the second half. Lyon, however, will be top if they win in the pick of Sunday's three games against struggling Olympique de Marseille.

Also victorious on Saturday – in comfortable style – were FC Lorient, who went fifth, and OGC Nice and Valenciennes FC, who secured their first wins of the campaign.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.40CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 08/05/2012 18:10 CET

17/09/2011

LilleLille2-2SochauxSochaux

Pedretti 49, Hazard 78 (P)

Bakambu 69, Privat 86

Venue: Lille

17/09/2011

BrestBrest2-2MontpellierMontpellier

Ben Basat 70, Gentiletti 88

Giroud 19, 41

Venue: Brest

17/09/2011

NiceNice3-0AjaccioAjaccio

Monzón 45+3 (P), 87 (P), Civelli 89

Venue: Nice

17/09/2011

ValenciennesValenciennes4-0DijonDijon

Danic 53, Pujol 75, 78, Cohade 79

Venue: Valenciennes

17/09/2011

AuxerreAuxerre1-1CaenCaen

Jemaa 32

Nivet 45

Venue: Auxerre

17/09/2011

ToulouseToulouse3-2BordeauxBordeaux

Tabanou 52 (P), Capoue 59, Rivière 90+1

Diabaté 19, 38

Venue: Toulouse

17/09/2011

LorientLorient3-0St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Aliadière 11, 76, Coutadeur 90+2

Venue: Lorient

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