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PSG left to Roux inspired Lille substitution

Published: Sunday 29 April 2012, 23.00CET
A Nolan Roux-inspired comeback earned LOSC Lille Métropole a 2-1 win against ten-man Paris Saint Germain FC, who trail Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier Hérault SC by five points.

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Published: Sunday 29 April 2012, 23.00CET

PSG left to Roux inspired Lille substitution

A Nolan Roux-inspired comeback earned LOSC Lille Métropole a 2-1 win against ten-man Paris Saint Germain FC, who trail Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier Hérault SC by five points.

A dramatic turnaround inspired by substitute Nolan Roux earned LOSC Lille Métropole a 2-1 win against ten-man Paris Saint-Germain FC, leaving Carlo Ancelotti's charges five points adrift of Montpellier Hérault SC with four games remaining.

Montpellier's defeat of Toulouse FC on Friday night had put the pressure on PSG to win this tough test at the home of reigning champions Lille. With 20 minutes left, the capital side looked superbly placed to do just that, having built a 1-0 lead courtesy of Javier Pastore's header shortly after the interval.

The 69th-minute introduction of Nolan Roux quickly turned the tide in favour of the hosts, however, as the striker was almost immediately brought down in the area by Mamadou Sakho, earning the PSG man a straight red card and Lille a penalty. Eden Hazard converted the spot kick, before Roux turned match winner himself, turning in from close range to break the visitors’ hearts.

Elsewhere, Stade Rennais FC, AS Saint-Étienne and FC Girondins de Bordeaux earned wins against AC Ajaccio, Dijon FCO and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard respectively, while SM Caen secured a 1-1 draw at AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Valenciennes FC beat OGC Nice 2-0 to move seven points clear of the relegation zone, and bottom-placed AJ Auxerre swept aside Stade Brestois 29 4-0 to give their survival prospects a boost. Just six points now separate Auxerre from 14th-placed Nice in a tight bottom half of the table.

Last updated: 05/12/13 6.47CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

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Last updated: 13/05/2012 12:49 CET

29/04/2012

LilleLille2-1PSGPSG

Hazard 71 (P), Roux 79

Pastore 48

Venue: Lille

29/04/2012

RennesRennes3-1AjaccioAjaccio

Feret 27, Boukari 85, Brahimi 90+1

Ilan 89

Venue: Rennes

29/04/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes2-0NiceNice

Kadir 35, Digard 54 (o.g.)

Venue: Valenciennes

29/04/2012

St-EtienneSt-Etienne1-0DijonDijon

Aubameyang 43

Venue: St Etienne

29/04/2012

NancyNancy1-1CaenCaen

Moukandjo 81

Niang 51

Venue: Nancy

29/04/2012

SochauxSochaux0-3BordeauxBordeaux

Jussiê 12, Maurice-Belay 62 (P), Saivet 70

Venue: Montbeliard

29/04/2012

AuxerreAuxerre4-0BrestBrest

Cissé 5, Kapo 17, Traoré 28, Contout 39

Venue: Auxerre

27/04/2012

LorientLorient2-1MarseilleMarseille

Mvuemba 41 (P), Monnet-Paquet 53

Valbuena 77

Venue: Lorient

27/04/2012

ToulouseToulouse0-1MontpellierMontpellier

Belhanda 3

Venue: Toulouse

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