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Nenê at the double for PSG

Published: Saturday 4 February 2012, 22.24CET
A Nenê double-strike ensured that French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC remained three points ahead of Montpellier Hérault SC after both sides earned home victories.

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Published: Saturday 4 February 2012, 22.24CET

Nenê at the double for PSG

A Nenê double-strike ensured that French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC remained three points ahead of Montpellier Hérault SC after both sides earned home victories.

Nenê scored twice as Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC rallied from a goal down against Évian Thonon Gaillard FC to complete a 3-1 victory and remain three points ahead of Montpellier Hérault SC, who also registered a home win.

PSG were the dominant side in the opening period, but it was the visitors who took the lead  Olivier Sorlin's miscued volley following a corner finding Cédric Cambon's head and the opener just before half-time.

The second half, however, belonged to Nenê. The Brazilian left-winger levelled with a solo strike inside two minutes of the restart and netted again from a spot kick awarded after Jérémy Ménez had been fouled. It was Nenê's 89th-minute shot that provided the third goal, too, as Évian keeper Stephan Andersen parried the attempt into the path of Kevin Gameiro, who tapped in to seal coach Carlo Ancelotti's fifth win in as many games.

Montpellier are clinging determinedly to PSG's tailcoats, however, and Geoffrey Dernis's fifth league goal this term kept the second-placed side in touch at the top with a 1-0 home win against Stade Brestois 29.

Elsewhere, Stade Rennais FC missed the chance to move into fourth after a goalless draw at AS Nancy-Lorraine, FC Girondins de Bordeaux overcame ten-man Toulouse FC 2-0, Valenciennes FC achieved a 2-1 win at Dijon FCO and a 1-1 draw at AC Ajaccio kept OGC Nice in the drop zone.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.14CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/03/2012 14:39 CET

04/02/2012

BordeauxBordeaux2-0ToulouseToulouse

Jussiê 1, Obraniak 40

Venue: Bordeaux

04/02/2012

AjaccioAjaccio1-1NiceNice

Eduardo 57 (penalty)

Goncalves 85

Venue: Ajaccio

04/02/2012

MontpellierMontpellier1-0BrestBrest

Dernis 41

Venue: Montpellier

04/02/2012

PSGPSG3-1ÉvianÉvian

Nenê 47, 79 (penalty), Gameiro 89

Cambon 45+1

Venue: Paris

04/02/2012

DijonDijon1-2ValenciennesValenciennes

Thil 90+2

Cohade 2, Danic 43

Venue: Dijon

04/02/2012

NancyNancy0-0RennesRennes

Venue: Nancy

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