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Late drama leaves Montpellier in charge

Published: Sunday 13 May 2012, 23.40CET
Karim Aït-Fana left it late to earn Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier Hérault SC a 1-0 win against LOSC Lille Métropole that kept them three points clear of challengers Paris Saint-Germain FC.

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Published: Sunday 13 May 2012, 23.40CET

Late drama leaves Montpellier in charge

Karim Aït-Fana left it late to earn Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier Hérault SC a 1-0 win against LOSC Lille Métropole that kept them three points clear of challengers Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Karim Aït-Fana struck what could prove a priceless goal as his added-time effort earned Montpellier Hérault SC a 1-0 home win against LOSC Lille Métropole that kept the Ligue 1 leaders three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain FC with one match remaining.

On top but unable to find a way past the defending champions, Montpellier had to wait until the fourth minute of added time to make their breakthrough, Olivier Giroud collecting a through ball, holding off Aurélien Chedjou and setting up Aït-Fana for the winner.

With PSG beating Stade Rennais FC 3-0 courtesy of a Nenê hat-trick, that kept Montpellier in the driving seat ahead of their trip to AJ Auxerre next Sunday – their upcoming opponents now relegated following a 3-0 loss at Olympique de Marseille.

Elsewhere in the lower reaches, second-bottom Dijon FCO drew 1-1 with Toulouse FC and lie two points from safety, while AC Ajaccio dropped into the bottom three following their 1-1 stalemate with fourth-placed Olympique Lyonnais. Also on 38 points with Ajaccio, SM Caen lost 3-1 to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and Stade Brestois beat Valenciennes FC 1-0.

In Sunday's other games, FC Girondins de Bordeaux overcame FC Lorient 1-0 to move fifth, with AS Saint-Étienne succumbing 3-2 at AS Nancy-Lorraine, and the match between OGC Nice and Évian Thonon Gaillard FC ended 1-1.

Last updated: 05/12/13 5.10CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 15/05/2012 18:32 CET

13/05/2012

AjaccioAjaccio1-1LyonLyon

Eduardo 59 (P)

Gomis 54

Venue: Ajaccio

13/05/2012

NancyNancy3-2St-EtienneSt-Etienne

Moukandjo 6, 21, Mollo 43

Aubameyang 39, Batlles 70

Venue: Nancy

13/05/2012

BordeauxBordeaux1-0LorientLorient

Gouffran 90+2 (P)

Venue: Bordeaux

13/05/2012

DijonDijon1-1ToulouseToulouse

Méïté 27

Soukouna 44

Venue: Dijon

13/05/2012

MarseilleMarseille3-0AuxerreAuxerre

Fanni 33, Azpilicueta 54, Gignac 90

Venue: Marseille

13/05/2012

PSGPSG3-0RennesRennes

Nenê 47, 58, 65 (P)

Venue: Paris

13/05/2012

MontpellierMontpellier1-0LilleLille

Aït-Fana 90+4

Venue: Montpellier

13/05/2012

CaenCaen1-3SochauxSochaux

Nivet 58

Privat 26, Poujol 39, Doubaï 90+4

Venue: Caen

13/05/2012

NiceNice1-1ÉvianÉvian

Pejčinović 13 (o.g.), 35

Venue: Nice

13/05/2012

BrestBrest1-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Grougi 39

Venue: Brest

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