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Ligue 1 Fixtures/Results

Saturday      
19:00 CET
     
Lens
1
1
Brest
Nice
3
2
Monaco
Rennes
1
2
Lorient
Saint-Etienne
2
1
Nancy
Sochaux
3
2
Caen
Toulouse
0
1
Auxerre
21:00 CET



Lille 1
1
Bordeaux
Sunday      
17:00 CET
   
Arles-Avignon 0
1 Valenciennes
Montpellier 1
2 Marseille
21:00 CET      
Paris S-G     Lyon


Rennes once again suffered Breton derby disappointment on Saturday evening as their Champions League hopes took a shuddering blow against Lorient.

Frederic Antonetti’s side started the game positively and took the lead when Stephane Dalmat’s accurate shot had too much on it for Fabien Audard in the visiting net to keep out.

The hosts remained on top until Samuel Souprayen was dismissed shortly before half-time, allowing the visitors more freedom with which to attack. This was exploited five minutes after the break when the excellent Morgan Amalfitano crossed for Kevin Gameiro to head home.

Ten minutes later the tables had decisively turned as a quick interchange between Amalfitano and Gameiro allowed Francois Coquelin to pounce on the rebound of the former’s shot.

Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik was dismissed late on as the hosts finished with only nine men.


Cracks continue to be exposed in Lille’s title challenge as they were forced to settle for a point against Bordeaux on Saturday night.

Rudi Garcia’s side struggled to get going in the first half and were lucky to get to the break unharmed, but they seemed to have drawn strength from their guests’ profligacy and moved into the lead when Moussa Sow sped away from Alou Diarra to strike.

Three points appeared to be staying in the north until Jaroslav Plasil’s corner was headed home by Vujadin Savic, earning Jean Tigana’s men a richly deserved point.


Didier Deschamps’ Marseille side took advantage of Lille’s slip to close the gap at the summit of the table, but they had to come from behind in order to do so.

In a preview of next weekend’s Coupe de la Ligue final, there was little to separate the two sides until Olivier Giroud struck a fine left footed shot into the OM net early in the second half.

Barely had the home crowd stopped celebrating before Benoit Cheyrou lifted a delicious ball over the home rearguard for Andre-Pierre Gignac to march onto and smash home right footed.

It was the guests who had the better of the game thereafter, and there could be little disputing the foul that Abdelhamid El Kaoutari committed on Loic Remy to concede the decisive penalty. Nevertheless, both players were sent-off in the following fracas, though Taye Taiwo kept his head to shoot home the critical shot.

Marseille now lie just one point back of Lille in the title race.

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