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Ligue 1 wrap: Nice stun PSG as Lyon take advantage

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 1 Dec 2012


PSG slumped to their first away defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss at Nice that sees them fall five points behind leaders Lyon.

Nice took until the second half to bring the game to life at the Stade Municipal du Ray through Eric Bautheac’s opener, and despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic restoring parity for the visitors, Valentin Eysseric popped up late on to give the home side a deserved win.

The result caps a disappointing seven days for Carlo Ancelotti’s side after their midweek Coupe de la Ligue exit.

Blaise Matuidi was sent off late on for PSG to end a frustrating outing for the one-time title favourites.

Lyon took full advantage of PSG’s slip-up with a 1-0 win over champions Montpellier at the Stade de Gerland.

Fresh from his first ever Ligue 1 hat-trick, Bafetimbi Gomis was the architect of Lyon’s victory yet again with his fierce shot on 26 minutes enough to seal the points.

Rafael Dias scored his first ever goal in the French league with his strike enough to earn lowly Sochaux a 2-2 draw with Bordeaux.

The draw drops Bordeaux down to sixth place while a win would have been enough to move them up to second.

Evian TG denied rock-bottom Nancy a second win of the season with a 1-1 draw and did just enough to stay one point clear of the drop zone.

Lille’s winless streak extended to three games after a goalless draw with Bastia and Valenciennes moved up to fifth with a 1-0 win over Reims.


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