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Kalou keeps Lille on the up with Bastia brace

Published: Sunday 15 December 2013, 22.52CET
LOSC Lille consolidated third place in France's Ligue 1 while FC Girondins de Bordeaux won and Olympique Lyonnais lost a two-goal lead against Olympique de Marseille.
Kalou keeps Lille on the up with Bastia brace
Lille match winner Salomon Kalou is mobbed after scoring against Bastia ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 15 December 2013, 22.52CET

Kalou keeps Lille on the up with Bastia brace

LOSC Lille consolidated third place in France's Ligue 1 while FC Girondins de Bordeaux won and Olympique Lyonnais lost a two-goal lead against Olympique de Marseille.

LOSC Lille ensured they remain in the Ligue 1 title race as a pair of Salomon Kalou goals helped them come from behind to edge SC Bastia 2-1.

The three points kept Les Dogues within four of leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host LOSC next Sunday. All three goals arrived in the first 22 minutes at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, with the visiting Corsicans going ahead through Ludovic Genest's 25-metre volley three minutes in. Ivory Coast forward Kalou drilled in the equaliser with his left on 17 minutes and shortly after repeated the trick to seal the victory for the northerners.

The win lifted LOSC nine points clear of fourth-ranked FC Girondins de Bordeaux, who also posted a 2-1 success at home to Valenciennes FC. Tongo Hamed Doumbia put the visitors in front in the 55th minute but Jussiê equalised from the spot three minutes later. Eloge Enza Yamissi missed a penalty of his own and Valenciennes paid the price as Nicolas Maurice-Belay got the winner.

In Sunday's late game, Olympique Lyonnais moved into tenth spot after drawing 2-2 with sixth-placed Olympique de Marseille at Stade de Gerland. Although Alexandre Lacazette and Bafétimbi Gomis carved out a two-goal advantage for OL, André-Pierre Gignac's reply in first-half stoppage time reduced the arrears and Henri Bedimo's 79th-minute own goal earned a point for Marseille.

Last updated: 10/04/14 11.47CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 15/12/2013 23:04 CET

15/12/2013

LyonLyon2-2MarseilleMarseille

Lacazette 17, Gomis 43

Gignac 45+1, Bedimo 79 (og)

Venue: Lyon

15/12/2013

LOSCLOSC2-1BastiaBastia

Kalou 17, 22

Genest 3

Venue: Lille

15/12/2013

BordeauxBordeaux2-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Jussiê 58 (P), Maurice-Belay 73

Doumbia 55

Venue: Bordeaux

14/12/2013

ÉvianÉvian1-1ReimsReims

Jonathan Mensah 73

Ayité 90+1

Venue: Annecy

14/12/2013

GuingampGuingamp0-2MonacoMonaco

Martial 4, Kurzawa 42

Venue: Guingamp

14/12/2013

AjaccioAjaccio1-2LorientLorient

Arrache 44

Aboubakar 38, Aliadière 73

Venue: Ajaccio

14/12/2013

NantesNantes1-2ToulouseToulouse

Djilobodji 82

Didot 55, Akpa-Akpro 71

Venue: Nantes

14/12/2013

NiceNice1-0SochauxSochaux

Bautheac 24

Venue: Nice

14/12/2013

RennesRennes1-3ParisParis

Alessandrini 67

Thiago Motta 19, Ibrahimović 52 (P), Cavani 90+1

Venue: Rennes

13/12/2013

MontpellierMontpellier0-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Gradel 75

Venue: Montpellier

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