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LOSC kept at bay by Nantes, strugglers triumph

Published: Saturday 15 March 2014, 22.05CET
LOSC Lille missed the chance to close within four points of second spot as they were held on a day that witnessed a couple of big victories for Ligue 1's backmarkers.

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Published: Saturday 15 March 2014, 22.05CET

LOSC kept at bay by Nantes, strugglers triumph

LOSC Lille missed the chance to close within four points of second spot as they were held on a day that witnessed a couple of big victories for Ligue 1's backmarkers.

LOSC Lille could not find a way past FC Nantes on a day that brought victories for relegation-threatened Valenciennes FC and FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

The goalless draw in Saturday's early kick-off left René Girard's LOSC – now seven matches unbeaten in all competitions – six points shy of second-placed AS Monaco FC. AS Saint-Étienne could close to within two points of LOSC with victory at Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering programme on Sunday, when Monaco host Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon go into the game in fifth after the teams just below them, Olympique de Marseille and Stade de Reims, drew 1-1 on Friday. Toulouse FC are also lurking after they posted a third straight league win on Saturday by overcoming Stade Rennais FC 3-2. OGC Nice triumphed 2-0 at home to SC Bastia, who lost Yannick Cahuzac to a 40th-minute red card.

At the wrong end of the table, third-from-bottom Valenciennes stung Évian Thonon Gaillard FC 1-0 to move within two points of their opponents, and there was also joy for the team just below them as Sochaux eased past FC Lorient 2-0. There was no such relief for AC Ajaccio, though, as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat by EA Guingamp that leaves them ten points adrift. 

Last updated: 16/03/14 0.25CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 15/03/2014 21:59 CET

15/03/2014

AjaccioAjaccio1-2GuingampGuingamp

Lasne 8

Yatabaré 13, Beauvue 74

Venue: Ajaccio

15/03/2014

ÉvianÉvian0-1ValenciennesValenciennes

Waris 63

Venue: Annecy

15/03/2014

NiceNice2-0BastiaBastia

Bosetti 5, Maupay 72

Venue: Nice

15/03/2014

RennesRennes2-3ToulouseToulouse

Nélson Oliveira 68, Doucouré 87

Toivonen 14 (og), Chantôme 45, Aurier 73

Venue: Rennes

15/03/2014

SochauxSochaux2-0LorientLorient

Contout 7, Sunzu 79

Venue: Montbeliard

15/03/2014

LOSCLOSC0-0NantesNantes

Venue: Lille

14/03/2014

ReimsReims1-1MarseilleMarseille

Devaux 67

Gignac 80

Venue: Reims

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