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St-Étienne win to boost European hopes

Published: Saturday 9 February 2013, 22.00CET
AS Saint-Étienne moved up into fourth spot in Ligue 1 after seeing off Montpellier Hérault SC 4-1, while close rivals OGC Nice and FC Girondins de Bordeaux both dropped points.

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Published: Saturday 9 February 2013, 22.00CET

St-Étienne win to boost European hopes

AS Saint-Étienne moved up into fourth spot in Ligue 1 after seeing off Montpellier Hérault SC 4-1, while close rivals OGC Nice and FC Girondins de Bordeaux both dropped points.

AS Saint-Étienne stole a march on their rivals for European qualification in Ligue 1 by recording a resounding 4-1 success against Montpellier Hérault SC, while OGC Nice and FC Girondins de Bordeaux failed to win.

After Paris Saint-Germain FC stretched their lead at the top to six points over Olympique Lyonnais with Friday's 3-1 win against SC Bastia, focus shifted to the fight for fourth in the table on Saturday. Starting the day in sixth, St-Étienne jumped two places as Brandão, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yohan Mollo and Mathieu Bodmer all found the net in their defeat of Montpellier.

Nice are fifth after they were unable to see off FC Lorient, the two sides playing out a 1-1 draw, while Bordeaux dropped to sixth after a 1-0 defeat at AC Ajaccio. Ricardo Faty buried an overhead kick from Johan Cavalli's set piece 31 minutes in to seal the result.

Also on Saturday, Floyd Ayité and Odair Fortes scored to give Stade de Reims a 2-1 win at AS Nancy-Lorraine and move them to 16th in the table, leaving their vanquished opponents bottom, while Valenciennes FC overcame Stade Brestois 29 2-1.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.50CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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Last updated: 28/02/2013 12:03 CET

09/02/2013

TroyesTroyes0-0SochauxSochaux

Venue: Troyes

09/02/2013

NancyNancy1-2ReimsReims

Puygrenier 29

Ayité 48, Fortes 58

Venue: Nancy

09/02/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes2-1BrestBrest

Dossevi 10, Mater 45+1

Raspentino 90+1

Venue: Valenciennes

09/02/2013

NiceNice1-1LorientLorient

Eysseric 82

Mareque 75

Venue: Nice

09/02/2013

AjaccioAjaccio1-0BordeauxBordeaux

Faty 31

Venue: Ajaccio

09/02/2013

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne4-1MontpellierMontpellier

Brandão 13, Aubameyang 29, Mollo 48, Bodmer 74

Cabella 49

Venue: St Etienne

08/02/2013

PSGPSG3-1BastiaBastia

Ménez 56, Ibrahimović 71 (P), Lavezzi 89

Khazri 83

Venue: Paris

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