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PSG down Lyon to join Ligue 1 leaders

Published: Sunday 16 December 2012, 23.08CET
Blaise Matuidi headed the winner as Paris Saint-Germain FC downed Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 to join their opponents and Olympique de Marseille at the Ligue 1 summit.
PSG down Lyon to join Ligue 1 leaders
Blaise Matuidi struck the only goal as PSG beat Lyon ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 December 2012, 23.08CET

PSG down Lyon to join Ligue 1 leaders

Blaise Matuidi headed the winner as Paris Saint-Germain FC downed Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 to join their opponents and Olympique de Marseille at the Ligue 1 summit.

Paris Saint-Germain FC moved alongside Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille on 35 points at the top of Ligue 1 after edging Lyon 1-0 in the French capital.

Carlo Ancelotti's side were far from their best in the first half but made sure not to squander their chance to take the lead, Blaise Matuidi heading in from Zlatan Ibrahimović's cross in first-half added time as PSG attacked on the break. Instead of mounting a fierce effort after the interval, Lyon faded as a force, and they ultimately needed goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre to deny Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi to keep the scoreline down.

Also on Sunday, FC Lorient climbed up to fourth thanks to a 2-0 success at AS Saint-Étienne, their fourth consecutive Ligue 1 win. Jérémie Aliadière got the visitors off the mark with a left-footed effort on 20 minutes and Alain Traoré doubled their lead with a powerful header before the break, later being substituted due to an ankle injury.

St-Étienne now lie eighth, one spot behind FC Girondins de Bordeaux, who lost André Poko to a red card in a 1-1 draw at bottom club AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Last updated: 17/12/12 10.08CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 12:03 CET

16/12/2012

PSGPSG1-0LyonLyon

Matuidi 45+1

Venue: Paris

16/12/2012

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-2LorientLorient

Aliadière 20, Traoré 38

Venue: St Etienne

16/12/2012

NancyNancy1-1BordeauxBordeaux

Bakar 32

Saivet 76

Venue: Nancy

15/12/2012

ReimsReims1-1LOSCLOSC

Weber 7

Payet 72

Venue: Reims

15/12/2012

NiceNice3-2ÉvianÉvian

Cvitanich 19, 47, Maupay 90+1

Sagbo Latte 3, Barbosa 14

Venue: Nice

15/12/2012

SochauxSochaux1-2BrestBrest

Bakambu 59

Chafni 63, Ben Basat 77

Venue: Montbeliard

15/12/2012

MontpellierMontpellier4-0BastiaBastia

Estrada 14, Herrera 48, Belhanda 60, Mounier 76

Venue: Montpellier

15/12/2012

TroyesTroyes3-2AjaccioAjaccio

Darbion 34, Nivet 39, Camus 45+1

Lasne 90, Cavalli 90+3, N'Goyi 90+3 (o.g.)

Venue: Troyes

15/12/2012

ToulouseToulouse0-1MarseilleMarseille

Gignac 68

Venue: Toulouse

14/12/2012

RennesRennes2-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Feret 5, Pitroipa 71

Venue: Rennes

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