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Lyon laid low by Sochaux, Marseille go second

Published: Sunday 31 March 2013, 23.08CET
Olympique Lyonnais suffered a blow to their Ligue 1 title hopes after losing 2-1 at home to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, with Olympique de Marseille now second thanks to a win at OGC Nice.
Lyon laid low by Sochaux, Marseille go second
Giovanni Sio celebrates his goal for Sochaux ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 31 March 2013, 23.08CET

Lyon laid low by Sochaux, Marseille go second

Olympique Lyonnais suffered a blow to their Ligue 1 title hopes after losing 2-1 at home to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, with Olympique de Marseille now second thanks to a win at OGC Nice.

Olympique Lyonnais suffered a blow to their title chances in France as they succumbed 2-1 at home to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, allowing Olympique de Marseille to climb into second spot.

Ligue 1 pacesetters PSG eked out a 1-0 win against Montpellier Hérault SC on Friday to put the pressure on their challengers, but Lyon failed to respond in kind at the Stade de Gerland. Giovanni Sio headed in a Ryad Boudebouz corner five minutes after the restart to put the visitors in front, and although Bafétimbi Gomis levelled from the penalty spot, Sio set up Cédric Bakambu to notch the winner two minutes from time.

Without a victory in their last four league outings, Lyon now lie eight points shy of PSG and one behind Marseille, who earned a 1-0 success at ambitious OGC Nice after André-Pierre Gignac headed in from a corner on 15 minutes. Hopeful of moving into the UEFA Champions League places at the start of the day, Nice are now down to sixth, with LOSC Lille fifth following their 2-1 win at Stade Brestois 29, Nolan Roux burying the winner with 12 minutes remaining.

Last updated: 01/04/13 0.06CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/04/2013 15:54 CET

31/03/2013

LyonLyon1-2SochauxSochaux

Gomis 68 (P)

Sio 50, Bakambu 88

Venue: Lyon

31/03/2013

BrestBrest1-2LOSCLOSC

Raspentino 10

Kalou 17, Roux 78

Venue: Brest

31/03/2013

NiceNice0-1MarseilleMarseille

Gignac 15

Venue: Nice

30/03/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes3-4BastiaBastia

Gomis 9, Danic 30 (P), Pujol 90+5

Maoulida 20, 49, Thauvin 84 (P), 89

Venue: Valenciennes

30/03/2013

RennesRennes0-2NancyNancy

Ayasse 78, Bakar 89

Venue: Rennes

30/03/2013

BordeauxBordeaux1-1LorientLorient

Obraniak 87

Aliadière 42

Venue: Bordeaux

30/03/2013

AjaccioAjaccio2-3ToulouseToulouse

Zebina 18 (o.g.), Mutu 41

Capoue 24, 79 (P), Tabanou 32

Venue: Ajaccio

30/03/2013

ÉvianÉvian2-2ReimsReims

Sagbo Latte 68, N'Sikulu 90+2

Ayité 12, Courtet 67

Venue: Annecy

30/03/2013

TroyesTroyes2-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Faussurier 25, Nivet 38

Aubameyang 8, Brandão 31

Venue: Troyes

29/03/2013

PSGPSG1-0MontpellierMontpellier

Gameiro 80

Venue: Paris

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