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Sochaux success lifts LOSC to third

Published: Saturday 8 February 2014, 22.00CET
LOSC Lille beat struggling FC Sochaux-Montbélliard to post a first win of 2014 and move into the UEFA Champions League places as Olympique de Marseille also won.

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Published: Saturday 8 February 2014, 22.00CET

Sochaux success lifts LOSC to third

LOSC Lille beat struggling FC Sochaux-Montbélliard to post a first win of 2014 and move into the UEFA Champions League places as Olympique de Marseille also won.

LOSC Lille moved third, into Ligue 1's last UEFA Champions League berth, with a 2-0 defeat of struggling FC Sochaux-Montbélliard.

After taking one point from their last four fixtures, LOSC got back on track with a win over their 19th-placed opponents. Divock Origi headed in the opener as early as the fourth minute and Les Dogues struck late on through Ryan Mendes to seal the three points. 

Five points further back, but now up to fifth, are Olympique de Marseille who posted a 3-0 win against SC Bastia. Dimitri Payet bundled in a volley after a give-and-go move, and the ex-LOSC forward then curled in from 25 metres to double the advantage. In-form André-Pierre Gignac's 11th goal in his last 11 outings arrived as he pounced to lash in a rebound. OM could move fourth next weekend by beating and leapfrogging AS Saint-Étienne, who were held to a goalless draw by Toulouse FC on Friday night.

Meanwhile, bottom club AC Ajaccio beat Stade Rennais FC 3-1 to earn only their second win this term and two-goal scorer last week, Rémy Cabella, hit the equaliser as Montpellier Hérault SC drew with Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.

Valenciennes FC are just two points shy of safety after an 88th-minute winner sank OGC Nice, and a three-minute second-half salvo earned Stade de Reims a 2-1 comeback win against EA Guingamp.

Last updated: 08/02/14 23.59CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 08/02/2014 21:57 CET

08/02/2014

AjaccioAjaccio3-1RennesRennes

Faty 18, Andre 37, Cavalli 77

Doucouré 33

Venue: Ajaccio

08/02/2014

GuingampGuingamp1-2ReimsReims

Alioui 62

Fortes 69, Ayité 72

Venue: Guingamp

08/02/2014

LOSCLOSC2-0SochauxSochaux

Origi 3, Mendes 90+3

Venue: Lille

08/02/2014

MontpellierMontpellier1-1ÉvianÉvian

Cabella 44

Berigaud 32

Venue: Montpellier

08/02/2014

ValenciennesValenciennes2-1NiceNice

Doumbia 26, Waris 88

Maupay 75

Venue: Valenciennes

08/02/2014

MarseilleMarseille3-0BastiaBastia

Payet 13, 25, Gignac 55

Venue: Marseille

07/02/2014

ToulouseToulouse0-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Venue: Toulouse

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