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Lille close on Ligue 1 leaders with Toulouse win

Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 22.36CET
First-half goals from Eden Hazard and Dimitri Payet helped LOSC Lille Métropole overcome Toulouse FC 2-1 and move within four points of the Ligue 1 summit.

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Published: Sunday 1 April 2012, 22.36CET

Lille close on Ligue 1 leaders with Toulouse win

First-half goals from Eden Hazard and Dimitri Payet helped LOSC Lille Métropole overcome Toulouse FC 2-1 and move within four points of the Ligue 1 summit.

LOSC Lille Métropole moved within four points of the Ligue 1 summit with a 2-1 defeat of Toulouse FC.

Three points clear of fourth-placed Toulouse at the start of the day, the defending champions were given the perfect start after 12 minutes when Eden Hazard scored his fifth goal in five games from the penalty spot. Dimitri Payet added a second just after the half-hour, and although Serge Aurier got a goal back for the visitors, they then lost Pantxi Sirieix to a late red card.

The result was Lille's third consecutive win and lifted Rudi Garcia's side closer to joint leaders Montpellier Hérault SC, who boast a game in hand, and Paris Saint-Germain FC. At the other end of the table, neither SM Caen nor AC Ajaccio could muster a goal to ease their respective relegation fears in their meeting.

In the late kick-off, Olympique Lyonnais took advantage of Toulouse's defeat to leapfrog them into fourth on goal difference following a 1-1 draw at Stade Rennais FC. Mevlüt Erdinç (5) gave Rennes an early lead, but Lisandro's 76th-minute strike ensured the spoils were shared.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.13CET

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French Ligue 1 2011/12

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Last updated: 01/04/2012 22:57 CET

01/04/2012

RennesRennes1-1LyonLyon

Mevlüt Erdinç 5

Lisandro 76

Venue: Rennes

01/04/2012

LilleLille2-1ToulouseToulouse

Hazard 12 (P), Payet 31

Aurier 60

Venue: Lille

01/04/2012

CaenCaen0-0AjaccioAjaccio

Venue: Caen

31/03/2012

NancyNancy2-1PSGPSG

Traore 18, Mollo 89

Sissoko 50

Venue: Nancy

31/03/2012

St-EtienneSt-Etienne2-3NiceNice

Max Gradel 22, Marchal 42

Mounier 35, 56, Clerc 89

Venue: St Etienne

31/03/2012

SochauxSochaux2-1BrestBrest

Maiga 77, Privat 82

Grougi 3

Venue: Montbeliard

31/03/2012

BordeauxBordeaux1-1DijonDijon

Trémoulinas 71 (P)

Guerbert 90+1

Venue: Bordeaux

31/03/2012

AuxerreAuxerre2-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Chafni 24, Oliech 66

Venue: Auxerre

31/03/2012

LorientLorient0-1ÉvianÉvian

Dja Djedjé 19

Venue: Lorient

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