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Javier Pastore put PSG ahead after 48 minutes, but Mamadou Sakho was sent off
in the 70th and Hazard converted from the penalty spot after the foul and Roux
followed with the match-winner in the 79th.
Lille has won three straight and four of its last five games and sits just two
behind PSG for second with four matches left in the season. Lille, which won
Ligue 1 last season, also remained within seven points of leader Montpellier.
In addition to having Lille on its heels, PSG lost three points to Montpellier
in the title race, and now faces a struggle just to maintain second and direct
qualification to the Champions League group stage next season.
The top two teams qualify for the Champions League group stage, while third is
forced to start in the qualification rounds.
Auxerre 4, Brest 0
Auxerre, France - Edouard Cisse, Olivier Kapo, Alain Traore and Roy Contout
scored in the first half as Auxerre beat Brest, 4-0, on Sunday at the Stade de
l'Abbe-Deschamps to take a step toward survival in Ligue 1.
Still bottom of the table on 31 points, Auxerre won for the second time in its
last five to move within three points of safety with four games remaining this
Brest lost its third straight and for the fourth time in its last five, and is
now 18th and one point from safety entering the final month of the season.
Nancy 1, Caen 1
Nancy, France - Benjamin Moukandjo scored in the 81st minute as Nancy extended
its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 1-1 tie against Caen on Sunday at the
Stade Marcel Picot in Ligue 1.
Nancy climbed to 10th in the standings and nine points clear of the relegation
zone with four matches remaining in the season.
M'baye Niang scored for Caen, which used the point to move two points clear of
the bottom three entering the final month of the season.
Rennes 3, Ajaccio 1
Rennes, France - Julien Feret, Abdoulrazak Boukari and Yacine Brahimi scored
as Rennes defeated 10-man Ajaccio, 3-1, on Sunday at the Stade de la Route de
Lorient to move into fourth place in Ligue 1.
Samuel Bouhours was sent off in the 11th minute, and Feret handed Rennes the
lead in the 26th and the clubs piled on three goals in the 85th or later, but
Rennes never trailed.
Ilan Araujo Dall'lgna scored for Ajaccio, which is winless in seven games and
just one point above the drop in 17th place.
Bordeaux 3, Sochaux 0
Sochaux, France - Jussie, Nicolas Maurice-Belay and Henri Saivet all scored as
Bordeaux down Sochaux, 3-0, on Sunday at the Stade Auguste Bonal in Ligue 1.
Bordeaux won its second straight and stayed in contention for a Europa League
berth, while Sochaux, which had two players sent off after halftime, lost its
second straight and is 19th on 33 points, but one point from safety.
St Etienne 1, Dijon 0
Saint Etienne, France - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the first half and
St. Etienne edged Dijon, 1-0, on Sunday at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard to move
within one point of a fourth place in Ligue 1.
St. Etienne has won three straight during a four-game unbeaten streak and sits
level on 56 points with fifth-place Lyon and one behind fourth-place Rennes.
Dijon lost its fourth straight and is one point from danger in 16th place.
Valenciennes 2, Nice 0
Valenciennes, France - Foued Kadir scored the game-winner as Valenciennes beat
Nice, 2-0, on Sunday at the Stade du Hainaut to move seven points clear of the
relegation zone in Ligue 1.
Valenciennes had lost three of its previous four. Nice lost for the second
time in its last three and is four points above the drop in 14th.