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Lyon sew up third place, Troyes go down

Published: Sunday 26 May 2013, 23.48CET
Olympique Lyonnais secured third spot and a UEFA Champions League berth after seeing off Stade Rennais FC 2-0 on the final day of the season, while ES Troyes AC were relegated.
Lyon sew up third place, Troyes go down
Lisandro opened the scoring for Lyon against Rennes ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 26 May 2013, 23.48CET

Lyon sew up third place, Troyes go down

Olympique Lyonnais secured third spot and a UEFA Champions League berth after seeing off Stade Rennais FC 2-0 on the final day of the season, while ES Troyes AC were relegated.

Olympique Lyonnais held their nerve to secure third spot in Ligue 1 and a UEFA Champions League berth next term after seeing off Stade Rennais FC 2-0 on the final day of the season.

Requiring a win to be sure of third place, Lyon went ahead after 23 minutes as Lisandro scored from the spot following Onyekachi Apam's handball in the area. Rémi Garde's side then made certain of the result when Clément Grenier struck a superb free-kick with 21 minutes remaining.

That kept Lyon out of the clutches of their rivals, with OGC Nice jumping up to fourth and claiming a UEFA Europa League berth thanks to a 2-0 success at AC Ajaccio that included an 18th goal this season for Dario Cvitanich. Nice leapt ahead of AS Saint-Étienne and LOSC Lille, who drew 1-1, a result that means LOSC will be without European football next term. Les Verts can look forward to the UEFA Europa League after winning the French League Cup last month.

In the lower reaches, ES Troyes AC were relegated following a 2-1 reverse at Valenciennes FC, AS Nancy-Lorraine and Stade Brestois 29 having already been consigned to Ligue 2. In danger of dropping down a division, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard thus survived despite a goalless stalemate at SC Bastia. Also relieved were Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, who finished 16th after losing 2-1 at FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the dress rehearsal for Friday's Coupe de France showpiece.

Last updated: 27/05/13 2.10CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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Last updated: 04/06/2013 17:48 CET

26/05/2013

LOSCLOSC1-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Kalou 42

Hamouma 59

Venue: Lille

26/05/2013

MarseilleMarseille0-0ReimsReims

Venue: Marseille

26/05/2013

BrestBrest1-2NancyNancy

Benschop 90+1

Puygrenier 10, 30

Venue: Brest

26/05/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes2-1TroyesTroyes

Angoua 68, Jarjat 68 (o.g.), Pujol 88

Nivet 12

Venue: Valenciennes

26/05/2013

LyonLyon2-0RennesRennes

Lisandro 23 (P), Grenier 69

Venue: Lyon

26/05/2013

AjaccioAjaccio0-2NiceNice

Cvitanich 50, Bautheac 77

Venue: Ajaccio

26/05/2013

LorientLorient1-3PSGPSG

Le Lan 84 (P)

Ibrahimović 51, Gameiro 62, 65

Venue: Lorient

26/05/2013

BordeauxBordeaux2-1ÉvianÉvian

Diabaté 5 (P), 34

Sagbo Latte 45+3 (P)

Venue: Bordeaux

26/05/2013

BastiaBastia0-0SochauxSochaux

Venue: Bastia

26/05/2013

ToulouseToulouse2-0MontpellierMontpellier

Ben Yedder 5, 11

Venue: Toulouse

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