Leaders Lille stride four points clear

Published: Wednesday 19 January 2011, 21.00CET
LOSC Lille Métropole won 3-0 at home against AS Nancy-Lorraine to go four points clear at the Ligue 1 summit, and Olympique de Marseille reached the League Cup final.
Leaders Lille stride four points clear
Gervinho celebrates one of his two goals against Nancy ©AFP
Published: Wednesday 19 January 2011, 21.00CET

Leaders Lille stride four points clear

LOSC Lille Métropole won 3-0 at home against AS Nancy-Lorraine to go four points clear at the Ligue 1 summit, and Olympique de Marseille reached the League Cup final.

LOSC Lille Métropole established a four-point cushion at the top of Ligue 1 following a 3-0 home victory against AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Lille were a point clear of a trio of clubs – Paris Saint-Germain FC, Stade Rennais FC and Olympique Lyonnais – prior to kick-off but now have breathing space having made the most of their game in hand. It was not until the second half that they stamped their authority on 13th-placed Nancy, though, Gervinho (47, 61) scoring either side of Eden Hazard (49). The visitors' misery was compounded by André Luiz's 74th-minute dismissal.

Elsewhere, holders Olympique de Marseille will face Montpellier Hérault SC in the French League Cup final on 23 April at the Stade de France after a 2-0 victory away to AJ Auxerre. Brandão (45) and André-Pierre Gignac (68) were on target once again for OM having struck in the 2-1 league triumph over FC Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday.

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