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France round-up: Lyon slump at Sochaux

Published: Sunday 24 February 2002, 23.57CET
Olympique Lyonnais faltered on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat by FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

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Published: Sunday 24 February 2002, 23.57CET

France round-up: Lyon slump at Sochaux

Olympique Lyonnais faltered on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat by FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

Le Championnat contenders Olympique Lyonnais faltered on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

Overhead kick
There was joy for leaders RC Lens at the Bonal stadium as Lyon failed to stamp their authority on their mid-table opponents and ended up being sunk by Pierre-Alain Frau's 70th-minute winner for Sochaux. Frau got on the end of a Jimmy Algerino cross to settle the game with a spectacular overhead kick to leave Lyon reeling.

Two goals for Govou
Lyon's Sidney Govou had a dramatic afternoon in Montbéliard. The French under-21 international had the misfortune to deflect a Maxence Flachez shot into his own net five minutes before the break to give Sochaux a 1-0 lead, but subsequently got on the end of Eric Carrière's pass to score an equaliser from close range five minutes after the break.

Five-point gap
The defeat leaves Lyon five points adrift of Lens, who won 2-1 away at Montpellier Hérault SC on Saturday, and have a game in hand.

Dominated from the start
Lille OSC beat Olympique de Marseille 2-0 in Sunday's late game in France. LOSC dominated from the start and deserved to take the lead through a 34th-minute penalty by Bruno Cheyrou after a foul on Salaheddine Bassir by Marseille's Belgian defender Daniel van Buyten. LOSC wrapped up the game with a goal from Dagui Bakari in added time, handing the hosts their first home win in 2002.
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