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Ilan and Gomis score to lead Saint-Etienne over Nancy

Ilan and Gomis score to lead Saint-Etienne over Nancy

Araujo Ilan and Batefimbi Gomis each scored to lead Saint-Etienne over Nancy 2-0 and into fifth place in French first-division soccer on Thursday.
Ilan put the visitors ahead in the 55th minute after collecting a pass from Pascal Feindouno and finishing inside the near post. In the 71st, Brazilian Ilan turned provider when he set up Gomis.
The win moved Saint-Etienne to 34 points from 21 rounds, while Nancy stayed in ninth place with 30 points.
On Wednesday, French leader Lyon lost 2-1 at home to Bordeaux, suffering a second straight league defeat for the first time since September 2002.
But the five-time defending champion still held a 14-point lead over second-place Marseille at the top.
In Wednesday's other games, it was: Marseille 3, Auxerre 1; Lille 1, Paris Saint-Germain 0; Lorient 1, Lens 0; Monaco 0, Rennes 2; Nice 0, Toulouse 1; Sochaux 1, Sedan 1; Troyes 1, Nantes 0; and Valenciennes 1, Le Mans 1.


Updated : 2021-07-27 06:26 GMT+08:00