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Giroud stars as Montpellier stretch advantage

Published: Saturday 3 December 2011, 23.04CET
Ligue 1 top scorer Olivier Giroud struck one and made three as leaders Montpellier Hérault SC beat FC Lorient 4-0 while LOSC Lille Métropole edged a 3-2 victory at lowly AC Ajaccio.

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Published: Saturday 3 December 2011, 23.04CET

Giroud stars as Montpellier stretch advantage

Ligue 1 top scorer Olivier Giroud struck one and made three as leaders Montpellier Hérault SC beat FC Lorient 4-0 while LOSC Lille Métropole edged a 3-2 victory at lowly AC Ajaccio.

Montpellier Hérault SC continue to set the pace in Ligue 1 after a 4-0 defeat of FC Lorient though LOSC Lille Métropole kept up the pressure with an exciting 3-2 victory at AC Ajaccio.

League top scorer Olivier Giroud was the star for Montpellier, setting up three of their goals and claiming the other himself to take his season's tally to 12. Geoffrey Dernis was first to benefit from Giroud's creativity before the break and after the striker doubled the lead on 47 minutes he turned provider for both John Utaka and substitute Rémi Cabella.

Lille, warming up for Wednesday's decisive UEFA Champions League visit of Trabzonspor AŞ, are five points behind Montpellier in second following their defeat of bottom side Ajaccio clinched by Eden Hazard's 80th-minute penalty. Stade Rennais FC began the day level with Lille but lost 2-0 at lowly OGC Nice. Paris Saint-Germain FC can return to within three points of Montpellier if they defeat AJ Auxerre on Sunday.

AS Saint-Étienne needed two Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalisers to hold Stade Brestois 29 2-2 while Valenciennes FC remain in trouble following a 2-1 loss at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC. Dijon FCO and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard drew 0-0.

Last updated: 06/12/13 5.31CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 22/05/2012 12:12 CET

03/12/2011

NiceNice2-0RennesRennes

Monzón 15 (P), Civelli 35

Venue: Nice

03/12/2011

AjaccioAjaccio2-3LilleLille

Kinkela 2, Ilan 37

Obraniak 12, Baša 16, Hazard 80 (P)

Venue: Ajaccio

03/12/2011

BrestBrest2-2St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Roux 23, 27

Aubameyang 24, 87

Venue: Brest

03/12/2011

DijonDijon0-0SochauxSochaux

Venue: Dijon

03/12/2011

MontpellierMontpellier4-0LorientLorient

Dernis 26, Giroud 47, Utaka 62, Cabella 86

Venue: Montpellier

03/12/2011

ÉvianÉvian2-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Sorlin 25, Barbosa 33

Danic 85 (P)

Venue: Annecy

02/12/2011

CaenCaen1-2MarseilleMarseille

Frau 23 (P)

A. Ayew 21, J. Ayew 52

Venue: Caen

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