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Lyon close in as PSG suffer Sochaux setback

Published: Sunday 17 February 2013, 23.00CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC's lead is down to three points after a 3-2 loss for Carlo Ancelotti's men at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard followed a big win for second-placed Olympique Lyonnais.
Lyon close in as PSG suffer Sochaux setback
Sebastien Roudet is congratulated after scoring for Sochaux ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 17 February 2013, 23.00CET

Lyon close in as PSG suffer Sochaux setback

Paris Saint-Germain FC's lead is down to three points after a 3-2 loss for Carlo Ancelotti's men at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard followed a big win for second-placed Olympique Lyonnais.

Paris Saint-Germain FC's Ligue 1 lead has been cut to three points after the capital side slumped to a 3-2 loss at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and second-placed Olympique Lyonnais returned to winning ways by dispatching FC Girondins de Bordeaux 4-0.

Unbeaten since 1 December, PSG went ahead when Alex headed in a Javier Pastore corner on 29 minutes. Relegation-threatened Sochaux responded through Sebastien Roudet, however, and Giovanni Sio then fired them ahead after the break from the edge of the area. A Jérôme Roussillon own goal brought the visitors level, but Sochaux enjoyed the final word as Cédric Bakambu found the net from close range with six minutes remaining.

That came after Lyon ended a run of two consecutive league defeats in style. Midfielder Clément Grenier struck a quarter of an hour in and Gueïda Fofana doubled Lyon's lead 20 minutes into the second half. Rémi Garde's charges, who lost 2-1 against Tottenham Hotspur FC in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg on Thursday, went further ahead when Grenier scored from the spot, before Alexandre Lacazette swept in from outside the penalty area. 

AS Saint-Étienne missed the chance to go fourth, after they were pegged back by Stade de Reims. Gaëtan Courtet grabbed the equaliser with 14 minutes left after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put Les Verts ahead before the break.

Last updated: 01/05/13 9.20CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 11/06/2013 15:44 CET

17/02/2013

SochauxSochaux3-2PSGPSG

Roudet 36, Sio 54, Bakambu 84

Alex 29, Sakho 76

Venue: Montbeliard

17/02/2013

ReimsReims1-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Courtet 76

Aubameyang 10

Venue: Reims

17/02/2013

BordeauxBordeaux0-4LyonLyon

Grenier 15, 73 (P), Fofana 65, Lacazette 75

Venue: Bordeaux

16/02/2013

BrestBrest1-1AjaccioAjaccio

Raspentino 12

Oliech 70

Venue: Brest

16/02/2013

BastiaBastia0-1NiceNice

Maupay 61

Venue: Bastia

16/02/2013

ToulouseToulouse2-2TroyesTroyes

Ben Basat 86

Yattara 78, Nivet 83, 88 (o.g.)

Venue: Toulouse

16/02/2013

MontpellierMontpellier1-0NancyNancy

Herrera 34

Venue: Montpellier

16/02/2013

LorientLorient2-1ÉvianÉvian

Aliadière 42 (P), Monnet-Paquet 78

Betão 83

Venue: Lorient

16/02/2013

MarseilleMarseille1-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Fanni 90+4

Venue: Marseille

15/02/2013

LOSCLOSC2-0RennesRennes

Mavinga 24 (o.g.), Payet 61

Venue: Lille

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