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LOSC leave it late, St-Étienne win derby

Published: Sunday 30 March 2014, 23.04CET
Salomon Kalou struck in added time as LOSC Lille downed EA Guingamp 1-0 to consolidate their hold on third spot, before fourth-placed AS Saint-Étienne won the Rhone derby.
LOSC leave it late, St-Étienne win derby
Salomon Kalou scored LOSC's late winner versus Guingamp ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 30 March 2014, 23.04CET

LOSC leave it late, St-Étienne win derby

Salomon Kalou struck in added time as LOSC Lille downed EA Guingamp 1-0 to consolidate their hold on third spot, before fourth-placed AS Saint-Étienne won the Rhone derby.

Salomon Kalou struck in added time to hand LOSC Lille a 1-0 win against EA Guingamp and strengthen his side's grip on France's third and final UEFA Champions League berth.

LOSC struggled to apply pressure to their visitors and almost fell behind in the second half when Vincent Enyeama denied Mustapha Yatabaré, with Simon Kjær later intercepting on the line after Christophe Mandanne had rounded the home goalkeeper. It was Les Dogues who delivered the telling blow, however, Kalou kneeing the ball into the net after Marko Baša had flicked on a corner two minutes into added time.

The victory lifted René Girard's men within six points of second-placed AS Monaco FC and maintained their three-point cushion to AS Saint-Étienne, who won 2-1 at fifth-placed Olympique Lyonnais in an important Rhone derby.

Mevlüt Erdinç put Les Verts ahead from close range in the 28th minute, but the lead lasted just 11 minutes before Alexandre Lacazette volleyed in a smart equaliser. With 16 minutes remaining, Max Gradel pounced after Anthony Lopes had spilled a Renaud Cohade cross to leave Lyon's hopes of a top-three finish in serious doubt.

Elsewhere, Stade Rennais FC climbed eight points clear of the relegation zone by seeing off SC Bastia 3-0.

Last updated: 31/03/14 16.57CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/03/2014 22:55 CET

30/03/2014

LyonLyon1-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Lacazette 39

Mevlüt Erdinç 28, Gradel 74

Venue: Lyon

30/03/2014

LOSCLOSC1-0GuingampGuingamp

Kalou 90+2

Venue: Lille

30/03/2014

RennesRennes3-0BastiaBastia

Alessandrini 14, Toivonen 28, Makoun 59

Venue: Rennes

29/03/2014

AjaccioAjaccio2-2ToulouseToulouse

Faty 4, Tallo 34

Sylla 37, Chantôme 60

Venue: Ajaccio

29/03/2014

ÉvianÉvian1-0MonacoMonaco

Mongongu 84 (P)

Venue: Annecy

29/03/2014

MontpellierMontpellier0-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Venue: Montpellier

29/03/2014

NantesNantes0-0BordeauxBordeaux

Venue: Nantes

29/03/2014

ReimsReims1-1LorientLorient

Fortes 49

Aboubakar 45+3 (P)

Venue: Reims

29/03/2014

SochauxSochaux1-1MarseilleMarseille

Sunzu 25

N'Koulou 90

Venue: Montbeliard

28/03/2014

NiceNice0-1ParisParis

Kolodziejczak 52 (og)

Venue: Nice

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