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Lorient loss cuts Montpellier lead

Published: Sunday 15 April 2012, 18.50CET
Montpellier Hérault SC's lead at the Ligue 1 summit has been reduced to two points after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at FC Lorient, with Paris Saint Germain FC drawing 1-1 at AJ Auxerre.

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Published: Sunday 15 April 2012, 18.50CET

Lorient loss cuts Montpellier lead

Montpellier Hérault SC's lead at the Ligue 1 summit has been reduced to two points after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at FC Lorient, with Paris Saint Germain FC drawing 1-1 at AJ Auxerre.

An Henri Bedimo own goal and a Joel Campbell strike did the damage as Montpellier Hérault SC fell to a 2-1 defeat at FC Lorient, but Paris Saint-Germain FC passed up the chance to draw level with the leaders as they drew 1-1 with bottom club AJ Auxerre.

Lorient made the breakthrough on 69 minutes as Montpellier full-back Henri Bedimo deflected Jérémie Aliadière's header past his own goalkeeper. Joel Campbell then scored a terrific second, cutting in from the right and curling a left-footed effort into the bottom left corner. Although Olivier Giroud halved the deficit a minute later with his 20th goal of the season, the equaliser was not forthcoming.

Only goal difference would have separated the sides had PSG won at Auxerre, but despite Nenê firing them into a 23rd-minute lead with his 14th league goal of the campaign, Anthony Le Tallec (86) struck late on to earn the hosts a share of the spoils.

Elsewhere, LOSC Lille Métropole remain on course for UEFA Champions League football next season after beating AC Ajaccio 4-1, while AS Saint-Étienne and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard picked up home wins against Stade Brestois 29 and Dijon FCO respectively. Valenciennes FC lost 3-0 against Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, while AS Nancy-Lorraine and FC Girondins de Bordeaux played out a four-goal draw.

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Last updated: 19/04/2012 15:51 CET

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AuxerreAuxerre1-1PSGPSG

Le Tallec 86

Nenê 23

Venue: Auxerre

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St-EtienneSt-Etienne2-1BrestBrest

Max Gradel 48 (P), Sako 72

Jemaa 63

Venue: St Etienne

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LilleLille4-1AjaccioAjaccio

Poulard 16 (o.g.), J. Cole 37, Bruno 81, Hazard 87 (P)

Sammaritano 90+3

Venue: Lille

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ValenciennesValenciennes0-3ÉvianÉvian

Khelifa 29, Berigaud 35, Sagbo Latte 44 (P)

Venue: Valenciennes

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SochauxSochaux1-0DijonDijon

Maiga 70

Venue: Montbeliard

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NancyNancy2-2BordeauxBordeaux

Traore 46, Puygrenier 72

Gouffran 17, Trémoulinas 90 (P)

Venue: Nancy

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LorientLorient2-1MontpellierMontpellier

Bedimo Nsame 69 (o.g.), Campbell 77

Giroud 78

Venue: Lorient

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