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Montpellier sink Marseille to move top

Published: Saturday 19 November 2011, 23.59CET
Montpellier Hérault SC are level on points with leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC after Souleymane Diawara's own goal gave them a 1-0 home win against Olympique de Marseille.

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Published: Saturday 19 November 2011, 23.59CET

Montpellier sink Marseille to move top

Montpellier Hérault SC are level on points with leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC after Souleymane Diawara's own goal gave them a 1-0 home win against Olympique de Marseille.

Montpellier Hérault SC moved level at the top with Paris Saint-Germain FC following a 1-0 home victory against Olympique de Marseille on a day when OGC Nice had three players sent off.

If Marseille were hoping for a morale-boosting victory ahead of Wednesday's visit of Olympiacos FC, they were to be disappointed as their five-match unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end at Montpellier. Souleymane Diawara's own goal (62) proved sufficient to pop OM's balloon, while Montpellier surged back to the Ligue 1 summit, level on 30 points with Paris Saint-Germain, after this fourth win in five league encounters. PSG can restore their lead with home victory against AS Nancy-Lorraine on Sunday.

Earlier in the day there were victories for the summer's promoted sides Évian Thonon Gaillard FC (2-1) and Dijon FCO (2-0), while AC Ajaccio scored in added time to salvage a 2-2 draw against SM Caen, but it was AS Saint-Étienne's 2-0 victory against Nice that caught the eye, the Cote d'Azur outfit reduced to eight men after goalkeeper David Ospina (1), Eric Moloungoui (29) and Renato Civelli all saw red (86).

Last updated: 06/12/13 5.58CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/11/2011 17:39 CET

19/11/2011

MontpellierMontpellier1-0MarseilleMarseille

Diawara 62 (o.g.)

Venue: Montpellier

19/11/2011

AjaccioAjaccio2-2CaenCaen

Ilan 52 (p), Andre 90+1

Wague 64, Nangis 70

Venue: Ajaccio

19/11/2011

NiceNice0-2St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Sinama Pongolle 24 (p), Zouma 39

Venue: Nice

19/11/2011

DijonDijon2-0BordeauxBordeaux

Jovial 69, Corgnet 73

Venue: Dijon

19/11/2011

ÉvianÉvian2-1LorientLorient

Sagbo Latte 2 (p), Wass 59

Kone 47

Venue: Annecy

18/11/2011

LyonLyon1-2RennesRennes

Ederson 36

Pitroipa 39, Kembo-Ekoko 53

Venue: Lyon

18/11/2011

ToulouseToulouse0-0LilleLille

Venue: Toulouse

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