Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Montpellier 1 – St. Etienne 0 (Ligue 1, March 24, 2012) Oliver Giroud volleyed in from outside the box on 89 minutes to send Montpellier up to 60 points from 29 games, one ahead of Paris St Germain who host Bordeaux on Sunday.
Evian 0 – Lille 3 (Ligue 1, March 24, 2012) Eden Hazard put the champions ahead on 36 minutes after he was fouled in the box. Dimitri Payet doubled their lead in the 55th minute after a Hazard pass and Benoit Pedretti completed the victory 12 minutes later.
Ajaccio 1 – Lorient 1 (Ligue 1, March 24, 2012) Lorient had taken the lead when Gregory Bourillon opened the scoring after four minutes, but Ajaccio kept up the pressure until Ilan equalised on the hour.
Lyon 2 – Sochaux 1 (Ligue 1, March 24, 2012) Dejan Lovren put the hosts ahead after three minutes, with Bafetimbi Gomis doubling the lead midway through the second half. Sochaux ensured a nervous finish when they pulled one back through Modibo Maiga with a little under 20 minutes remaining, but they could not find an equaliser.
Nice 1 – Marseille 1 (Ligue 1, March 24, 2012) Marseille, who had lost their last five league games, could only manage a 1-1 draw at strugglers Nice after Charles Kabore was sent off in first half stoppage-time. Nice’s Fabian Monzon scored from the penalty spot after 76 minutes to cancel out Andre Ayew’s opener in the 56th minute.
Valenciennes 1 – Rennes 0 (Ligue 1, March 24, 2012) Gael Danic scored the only goal from the spot 13 minutes in and Rennes were unable to claw anything back.