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PSG and Lyon surge to the fore

Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 23.07CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC have moved to the top of the Ligue 1 standings alongside Olympique Lyonnais following a 3-0 away victory against early pacesetters Montpellier Hérault SC.

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Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 23.07CET

PSG and Lyon surge to the fore

Paris Saint-Germain FC have moved to the top of the Ligue 1 standings alongside Olympique Lyonnais following a 3-0 away victory against early pacesetters Montpellier Hérault SC.

Paris Saint-Germain FC have moved to the top of the Ligue 1 standings alongside Olympique Lyonnais following a 3-0 away victory against early pacesetters Montpellier Hérault SC.

Montpellier needed at least a point to retain a share of the league lead but found themselves leapfrogged by their visitors, as Kevin Gameiro (39) and Javier Pastore (43, 80) scored in a 3-0 win. Gameiro collected his fifth goal of the season when he met Nêne's precise cross from the left and French football's record signing Pastore doubled the advantage two minutes before half-time, after being picked out by Siaka Tiéné. The Argentinian scored again when he pounced on a mistake by goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren.

PSG move a point above Montpellier, and level with Olympique Lyonnais on points and goal difference after Rémi Garde's side overcame FC Girondins de Bordeaux 3-1, thanks to Bafétimbi Gomis's double and Michel Bastos's effort. Like the top two, Toulouse also moved on to 17 points with a 1-0 win against AS Nancy-Lorraine, who were undone by Umut Bulut's strike.

Joe Cole notched his first Ligue 1 goal only for FC Lorient's Kévin Monnet-Paquet to deny his LOSC Lille Métropole side a win with an added-time equaliser, while Franck Dja Djedje and José Saez both followed suit with respective last-gasp levellers for OGC Nice and Valenciennes FC that pegged Dijon FCO and Olympique de Marseille back to 1-1 draws. Elsewhere, SM Caen earned their fourth league triumph of the campaign, sinking Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 4-2.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.38CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/10/2011 16:43 CET

24/09/2011

MontpellierMontpellier0-3PSGPSG

Gameiro 39, Pastore 43, 80

Venue: Montpellier

24/09/2011

LilleLille1-1LorientLorient

J. Cole 34

Monnet-Paquet 90+3

Venue: Lille

24/09/2011

ÉvianÉvian2-4CaenCaen

Barbosa 34, 39

Niang 10, Proment 45+4, Bulot 69, Traoré 72

Venue: Annecy

24/09/2011

LyonLyon3-1BordeauxBordeaux

Gomis 7, 33, Bastos 64

Modeste 86 (p)

Venue: Lyon

24/09/2011

NiceNice1-1DijonDijon

Dja Djedje 90+1

Corgnet 14

Venue: Nice

24/09/2011

ValenciennesValenciennes1-1MarseilleMarseille

Saez 90+2

Diawara 16

Venue: Valenciennes

24/09/2011

ToulouseToulouse1-0NancyNancy

Umut Bulut 59

Venue: Toulouse

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