Ligue 1: Lyon closing in on UCL Spot

Ligue 1

Olympique Lyon 2-2 LOSC Lille

Olympique Lyon will end the weekend in third spot following a 2-2 draw against second-place Lille at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon were ahead at halftime through an 11th minute strike from Martin Terrier, but Loic Remy drew the hosts level on 50 minutes before Boubakary Soumare added a second on 68 minutes for the visitors.

As defeat loomed for the hosts, full-back Leo Dubois levelled the playing field on 74 minutes as Lyon sit in the final Champions League spot with three matches to go.

Nantes 3-0 Dijon

Nantes piled more misery over a 10-man Dijon FCO with a 3-0 hammering at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

The result puts the hosts into 11th spot, while Dijon remain in 19th spot with seven wins and 28 points from 35 matches.

After quiet first half, Abdoulaye Toure broke the deadlock on 51 minutes before Kalifa Coulibaly added a second from the spot on 74 minutes while Valentin Rangier to complete the rout on 80 minutes.

Dijon ended with a man short on 73 minutes after Nayef Aguerd was handed a second yellow for an off-the-ball incident.

Toulouse 2-2 Rennes

Toulouse managed to grab a vital 2-2 draw against Rennes at the Stade Municipal on Sunday afternoon.

Toulouse cancelled out M’Baye Niang’s 35th minute opener for the hosts through a penalty form Jimmy Durmaz on 40 minutes.

Mathieu Dossevi quickly gifted the Blue brigade the lead on 51 minutes, but Ismaila Sarr levelled matters seven minutes later as the clash ended honours even.

Montpellier 1-1 Amiens SC

Montpellier failed to cap off a positive week with back-to-back wins after playing to a 1-1 draw against Amiens at the La Mosson Stadium.

Desperate to end an inconsistent run of form, Amiens broke the deadlock after 66 minutes through Stiven Mendoza.

Montpellier clawed their way back after 81 minutes courtesy of a well-placed finish from Florent Mollet to maintain fifth spot days after seeing off champions Paris Saint Germain.

AS Monaco 2-3 Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne pushed closer to a top-three spot after coming from a goal down to edge Monaco 3-2 at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco took a halftime lead through Gelson Martins, who broke the deadlock after 18 minutes, but an own-goal from Fode Toure on 59 minutes levelled matters.

Remy Cabella found the second on 71 minutes before Arnaud Nordin grabbed the third on 80 minutes, as Carlos Vinicius struck the consolation in added time for the hosts.