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Montpellier tighten grip on Ligue 1 title

Published: Monday 7 May 2012, 23.20CET
Montpellier Hérault SC strengthened their hold on the Ligue 1 title after a 2-0 victory against Stade Rennais FC took them three points clear at the summit with two games to play.
Montpellier tighten grip on Ligue 1 title
Olivier Giroud embraces Suleyman Camara following Montpellier's opening goal ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 7 May 2012, 23.20CET

Montpellier tighten grip on Ligue 1 title

Montpellier Hérault SC strengthened their hold on the Ligue 1 title after a 2-0 victory against Stade Rennais FC took them three points clear at the summit with two games to play.

Montpellier Hérault SC edged closer to their first Ligue 1 title after a 2-0 win against Stade Rennais FC lifted them three points clear of second-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC with two games remaining.

The pressure was on René Girard's side after they were displaced by PSG at the summit on Sunday but their anxiety was eased when Suleyman Camara struck his ninth goal of the season on 26 minutes. And with Rennes' hopes of a UEFA Champions League berth fading, they fell two behind after the break when goalkeeper Benoît Costil (52) put through his own net.

LOSC Lille Métropole secured a top-three finish with a 3-0 success against SM Caen, thanks in part to Túlio De Melo's first-half double, and AS Saint-Étienne remain sixth after being held to a goalless draw by Olympique de Marseille.

FC Sochaux-Montbéliard climbed out of the relegation zone with a vital 1-0 victory against AS Nancy-Lorraine, but AJ Auxerre are a point adrift at the bottom following a 4-2 home defeat by FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Dijon FCO sit 19th after drawing 0-0 with FC Lorient, while Toulouse FC and OGC Nice also finished goalless.

Last updated: 07/05/12 23.24CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 08/05/2012 18:17 CET

07/05/2012

RennesRennes0-2MontpellierMontpellier

Camara 26, Costil 52 (o.g.)

Venue: Rennes

07/05/2012

SochauxSochaux1-0NancyNancy

Roudet 85

Venue: Montbeliard

07/05/2012

AuxerreAuxerre2-4BordeauxBordeaux

Kapo 67, 80

Gouffran 1, 5, Sané 9, Plašil 47

Venue: Auxerre

07/05/2012

LilleLille3-0CaenCaen

De Melo 26 (P), 36, Payet 60

Venue: Lille

07/05/2012

ToulouseToulouse0-0NiceNice

Venue: Toulouse

07/05/2012

St-EtienneSt-Etienne0-0MarseilleMarseille

Venue: St Etienne

07/05/2012

LorientLorient0-0DijonDijon

Venue: Lorient

06/05/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes3-4PSGPSG

Aboubakar 8, Gomis 11, Cohade 80

Nenê 14, Maxwell 40, Matuidi 45, Menez 58

Venue: Valenciennes

06/05/2012

ÉvianÉvian2-1AjaccioAjaccio

Barbosa 15, Wass 54

Andre 14

Venue: Annecy

06/05/2012

LyonLyon1-1BrestBrest

Gourcuff 37

Lorenzi 75

Venue: Lyon

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