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Lyon suffer title blow at Bastia

Published: Saturday 16 March 2013, 22.30CET
Second-placed Olympique Lyonnais' title hopes suffered a serious setback in Saturday's early kick-off as they slipped to a shock 4-1 loss in Corsica at the hands of SC Bastia.

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Published: Saturday 16 March 2013, 22.30CET

Lyon suffer title blow at Bastia

Second-placed Olympique Lyonnais' title hopes suffered a serious setback in Saturday's early kick-off as they slipped to a shock 4-1 loss in Corsica at the hands of SC Bastia.

SC Bastia dealt a serious blow to Olympique Lyonnais' title hopes as they eased to a shock 4-1 victory over their second-placed opponents in Corsica.  

Remi Garde's side remain four points adrift of leaders Paris Saint-Germain FC, who travel to AS Saint-Étienne on Sunday with the opportunity to add to that cushion.

Twenty-year-old midfield prospect Florian Thauvin fired Bastia into the lead on the cusp of half-time, but Lisandro levelled matters soon after the restart. Undeterred, Bastia produced an immediate riposte – two goals in six minutes from Anthony Modeste and Thauvin – to take control. Wahbi Khazri cemented a fine win which leaves Bastia joint 13th with their island rivals AC Ajaccio, who drew 0-0 at Olympique de Marseille on Friday night.

The surprises continued as LOSC Lille succumbed 2-1 at home to Évian Thonon Gaillard FC – opening goalscorer Salomon Kalou going from hero to villain with an own goal that handed strugglers Évian their seventh win.

LOSC stay sixth, a point ahead of champions Montpellier Hérault SC, who were held 1-1 at home by ES Troyes AC. FC Lorient are two points further back, trimming the gap with a 4-0 defeat of Stade Brestois 29.

Elsewhere, Stade de Reims boosted their survival prospects with a 1-0 win against Stade Rennais FC, something relegation-threatened FC Sochaux-Montbéliard could not manage in a 1-1 home draw against Valenciennes FC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.22CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 19/03/2013 20:25 CET

16/03/2013

SochauxSochaux1-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Boudebouz 8

Nguette 82

Venue: Montbeliard

16/03/2013

ReimsReims1-0RennesRennes

Fofana 32

Venue: Reims

16/03/2013

LorientLorient4-0BrestBrest

Quercia 3, Jouffre 8, Lautoa 39, Sunu 81

Venue: Lorient

16/03/2013

LOSCLOSC1-2ÉvianÉvian

Kalou 7, 67 (o.g.)

Khelifa 30

Venue: Lille

16/03/2013

MontpellierMontpellier1-1TroyesTroyes

Charbonnier 7

Jean 50

Venue: Montpellier

16/03/2013

BastiaBastia4-1LyonLyon

Thauvin 45, 61, Modeste 56, Khazri 87

Lisandro 54

Venue: Bastia

15/03/2013

MarseilleMarseille0-0AjaccioAjaccio

Venue: Marseille

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