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St-Étienne secure European football with win

Published: Sunday 4 May 2014, 18.10CET
AS Saint-Étienne will compete in European competition next season after beating Montpellier Hérault SC 2-0 to assure themselves of fifth place at the very least in Ligue 1.

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Published: Sunday 4 May 2014, 18.10CET

St-Étienne secure European football with win

AS Saint-Étienne will compete in European competition next season after beating Montpellier Hérault SC 2-0 to assure themselves of fifth place at the very least in Ligue 1.

AS Saint-Étienne have secured a spot in European competition next season after putting themselves beyond the reach of sixth-placed Olympique de Marseille with a 2-0 victory against Montpellier Hérault SC.

Romain Hamouma opened the scoring for St-Étienne shortly after the restart when he picked up a pass from Moustapha Bayal Sall and turned to rifle beyond Geoffrey Jourdren. Mevlüt Erdinç subsequently made sure of the outcome ten minutes later, pouncing after a Gradel set piece had been deflected by the Montpellier wall.

The win leaves Les Verts seven points clear of OM with two games remaining, securing Christophe Galtier's side a spot in the UEFA Europa League next term at the very least. As for Marseille, André-Pierre Gignac struck twice as they saw off Olympique Lyonnais 4-2 to move within two points of their fifth-placed opponents.

Also on Sunday, Valenciennes FC were relegated after succumbing 1-0 at home to FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Maor Melikson missing an early penalty for the hosts. Third-bottom FC Sochaux-Montbéliard boosted their survival hopes, in contrast, defeating OGC Nice 2-0 to climb within a point of Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, who lost 1-0 at Stade de Reims after Cédric Mongongu had a late spot kick saved.

Elsewhere, FC Lorient saw off relegated AC Ajaccio 1-0 and the game between Toulouse FC and FC Nantes ended 1-1.

Last updated: 04/05/14 23.41CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/05/2014 23:00 CET

04/05/2014

MarseilleMarseille4-2LyonLyon

Diawara 14, Thauvin 26, Gignac 48, 56

Mvuemba 40, Gomis 82

Venue: Marseille

04/05/2014

ReimsReims1-0ÉvianÉvian

Oniangué 30

Venue: Reims

04/05/2014

SochauxSochaux2-0NiceNice

Pejčinović 45 (og), J. Ayew 56

Venue: Montbeliard

04/05/2014

LorientLorient1-0AjaccioAjaccio

Aliadière 17

Venue: Lorient

04/05/2014

ToulouseToulouse1-1NantesNantes

Ben Yedder 67

Vizcarrondo 9

Venue: Toulouse

04/05/2014

ValenciennesValenciennes0-1BordeauxBordeaux

Faubert 74

Venue: Valenciennes

04/05/2014

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-0MontpellierMontpellier

Hamouma 47, Mevlüt Erdinç 57

Venue: Saint-Etienne

02/05/2014

BastiaBastia1-1LOSCLOSC

Khazri 85

Kalou 31

Venue: Bastia

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