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Montpellier continue to set the pace

Published: Saturday 7 April 2012, 21.29CET
Montpellier Hérault SC pulled three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 following a 2-1 victory against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard while LOSC Lille Métropole lost at Stade Brestois 29.

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Published: Saturday 7 April 2012, 21.29CET

Montpellier continue to set the pace

Montpellier Hérault SC pulled three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 following a 2-1 victory against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard while LOSC Lille Métropole lost at Stade Brestois 29.

Montpellier Hérault stretched their Ligue 1 lead to three points following a 2-1 victory against relegation-threatened FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

René Girard's charges had to dig deep after Modibo Maïga (28) cancelled out Younés Belhanda's fourth-minute opener, Souleymane Camara's seventh league goal of the season (56) proving decisive. The hosts held out and Paris Saint-Germain FC now need to overcome Olympique de Marseille on Easter Sunday to stay in touch with their title rivals.

A win would have kept third-placed LOSC Lille Métropole within a point of Carlo Ancelotti's team but instead they endured a painful end to their three-match winning run when losing at Stade Brestois 29, who were two goals to the good inside the opening ten minutes. Though Dimitri Payet halved the deficit, Alexandre Alphonse (52) made it 3-1 and the dismissal of Túlio De Melo (69) put paid to any hopes of a comeback.

Fourth-placed Olympique Lyonnais moved to within three points of Lille as Lisandro converted two penalties to defeat bottom side AJ Auxerre 2-1. Elsewhere, sixth-placed Stade Rennais FC's 3-1 defeat of Évian Thonon Gaillard moved them to within two points of ten-man Toulouse FC, who succumbed 2-0 at Valenciennes FC, AS Nancy-Lorraine also won 2-0 at Dijon FCO and AC Ajaccio drew 1-1 with AS Saint-Étienne.

Last updated: 05/12/13 7.35CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 19/04/2012 15:48 CET

07/04/2012

LyonLyon2-1AuxerreAuxerre

Lisandro 29 (P), 71 (P)

Traoré 42

Venue: Lyon

07/04/2012

DijonDijon0-2NancyNancy

Traore 6, 84

Venue: Dijon

07/04/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes2-0ToulouseToulouse

Danic 62, Samassa 89 (P)

Venue: Valenciennes

07/04/2012

BrestBrest3-1LilleLille

Daf 5, Grougi 10 (P), Alphonse 52

Payet 26

Venue: Brest

07/04/2012

MontpellierMontpellier2-1SochauxSochaux

Belhanda 4, Camara 55

Maiga 28

Venue: Montpellier

07/04/2012

AjaccioAjaccio1-1St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Medjani 78

Sinama Pongolle 72

Venue: Ajaccio

07/04/2012

ÉvianÉvian1-3RennesRennes

Leroy 34

Hadji 47, Angoula 88 (o.g.), Mevlüt Erdinç 90+2

Venue: Annecy

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