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Two out of two for Lyon, Montpellier stunned

Published: Saturday 18 August 2012, 22.48CET
Olympique Lyonnais maintained their perfect start to the season with a 4-1 home win against ES Troyes Aube Champagne on a day when Montpellier Hérault SC lost in dramatic fashion.

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Published: Saturday 18 August 2012, 22.48CET

Two out of two for Lyon, Montpellier stunned

Olympique Lyonnais maintained their perfect start to the season with a 4-1 home win against ES Troyes Aube Champagne on a day when Montpellier Hérault SC lost in dramatic fashion.

Four second-half goals steered Olympique Lyonnais to a 4-1 victory against ES Troyes Aube Champagne before FC Lorient dramatically condemned Montpellier Hérault SC to defeat.

After a goalless first half in the early Ligue 1 fixture, Lyon fell behind to Jean-Christophe Bahebeck's 47th-minute effort. Troyes' joy was short-lived, however, as Bafétimbi Gomis (51) equalised with a firm header. Michel Bastos' superbly-executed overhead kick swung the match in Lyon's favour, late goals from Lisandro and another from Gomis completing a second successive win.

Summer signing Emanuel Herrera (37) seemed to have earned Montpellier their first three-point haul of the campaign as the champions' encounter with Lorient entered the closing stages. There was a twist in store, though, with Alain Traoré (90) levelling and Jérémie Aliadière striking two minutes later to stun René Girard's men.

Toulouse FC have four points after Étienne Capoue (35) and Wissam Ben Yedder (59) helped them to a 2-1 success against AS Saint-Étienne. Elsewhere, nine-man Stade de Reims Champagne lost 2-1 at SC Bastia, Stade Brestois 29 overcame Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 1-0 and Valenciennes FC-OGC Nice ended goalless.

Last updated: 05/12/13 3.33CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/03/2013 17:53 CET

18/08/2012

LorientLorient2-1MontpellierMontpellier

Traoré 90, Aliadière 90+2

Herrera 37

Venue: Lorient

18/08/2012

ToulouseToulouse2-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Capoue 35, Ben Yedder 59

Gradel 90+2 (P)

Venue: Toulouse

18/08/2012

BastiaBastia2-1ReimsReims

Modeste 62 (P), Ilan 90+5

Fauvergue 5

Venue: Bastia

18/08/2012

BrestBrest1-0ÉvianÉvian

Baysse 90+1

Venue: Brest

18/08/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes0-0NiceNice

Venue: Valenciennes

18/08/2012

LyonLyon4-1TroyesTroyes

Gomis 50, 90+2, Bastos 65, Lisandro 88

Bahebeck 47

Venue: Lyon

17/08/2012

LOSCLOSC1-1NancyNancy

Kalou 43

Bakar 35

Venue: Lille

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