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Monaco lose momentum in Lorient draw

Published: Saturday 1 February 2014, 19.30CET
Title-chasing AS Monaco FC find themselves five points behind Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain after needing a late goal to salvage a 2-2 draw at mid-table FC Lorient.

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Published: Saturday 1 February 2014, 19.30CET

Monaco lose momentum in Lorient draw

Title-chasing AS Monaco FC find themselves five points behind Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain after needing a late goal to salvage a 2-2 draw at mid-table FC Lorient.

Title-chasing AS Monaco FC lie five points behind Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain after being held to a 2-2 draw at FC Lorient.

The long trip north-west to Lorient was never going to be an easy one for Claudio Ranieri's outfit, as their hosts had suffered just one defeat in the league since their loss away against Paris on 1 November. Had Monaco forgotten that fact, they were reminded of it as early as the 12th minute, when Vincent Aboubakar headed in his 12th league goal of the season to hand Lorient the lead.

Valère Germain levelled for the visitors shortly before the interval, but Jérémie Aliadière put Lorient back on top with 17 minutes to go, and it looked as though the former Arsenal FC forward's tap-in would consign Monaco to their first defeat of 2014. Instead, Layvin Kurzawa met a Lucas Ocampos cross three minutes from time to salvage a point for the Riviera club.

In fourth, AS Saint-Étienne closed within a point of France's UEFA Champions League berths courtesy of a 3-0 success against Valenciennes FC. FC Nantes, in seventh, succumbed 1-0 at struggling FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, while Montpellier Hérault SC prevailed 4-2 at Stade de Reims – Rémy Cabella scoring twice for the victors. SC Bastia edged EA Guingamp 3-2, and bottom club AC Ajaccio drew 1-1 at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.

Last updated: 02/02/14 0.19CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/02/2014 22:53 CET

01/02/2014

BastiaBastia3-2GuingampGuingamp

Ba 52, Squillaci 81, Boudebouz 88 (P)

Alioui 50, 55

Venue: Bastia

01/02/2014

ÉvianÉvian1-1AjaccioAjaccio

Marco Ruben 85

Tallo 89

Venue: Annecy

01/02/2014

ReimsReims2-4MontpellierMontpellier

Ayité 58, El Kaoutari 65 (og)

Marveaux 29, Cabella 46, 55, Niang 69

Venue: Reims

01/02/2014

SochauxSochaux1-0NantesNantes

Sunzu 45

Venue: Montbeliard

01/02/2014

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne3-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Cohade 45+1, Corgnet 56, Mollo 87

Venue: Saint-Etienne

01/02/2014

LorientLorient2-2MonacoMonaco

Aboubakar 12, Aliadière 73

Germain 41, Kurzawa 87

Venue: Lorient

31/01/2014

ParisParis2-0BordeauxBordeaux

Ibrahimović 58, Alex 88

Venue: Paris

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