SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Striker Gaetan Laborde scored the only goal as Montpellier damaged Saint-Etienne's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season with a 1-0 away win in the...
10-man Montpellier loses 2-0 at struggling Nantes
PARIS (AP) — Montpellier missed the chance to move up to third place in the French league as it lost 2-0 at struggling Nantes on Tuesday.
Nantes moved up to 11th, seven points out of the relegation zone.
Montpellier played 71 minutes of the match with 10 men after forward Gaetan Laborde was sent off for a high tackle on Nantes defender Diego Carlos.
Montpellier beats struggling Monaco 2-1 to take 2nd place
PARIS (AP) — Montpellier scored two late goals to win at Thierry Henry's struggling Monaco 2-1 and move up to second place in the French league on Saturday.
Strikers Gaetan Laborde and Petar Skuletic netted in the last 10 minutes after Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans gave 19th-place Monaco the lead shortly before halftime. Montpellier moved above Lyon on goal difference, while Monaco remained only two points ahead of last-placed Guingamp.
Montpellier punishes Marseille to move into 2nd spot
PARIS (AP) — Montpellier punished more poor defending from Marseille on Sunday, winning 3-0 at home to move up to second place in the French league.
Marseille has lost its last three games, conceding eight goals altogether following home defeats to Lazio in the Europa League and runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain.
Montpellier up to 3rd place after win; Saint-Etienne draws
PARIS (AP) — Montpellier made it nine games unbeaten in the French league and moved up to third place after beating Bordeaux 2-0 on Sunday.
Montpellier has lost only once, at home to Dijon on the opening day, and has conceded just one goal at home in five games since that defeat. Montpellier leads fourth-place Marseille on goal difference after Marseille moved level on 19 points from 10 games by winning 1-0 at Nice in Sunday's late game.
Ref takes players off field after fan trouble at Montpellier
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Montpellier's 3-0 home win against local rival Nimes on Sunday was interrupted for more than 30 minutes after a crowd disturbance late in the second half.
The southern French sides are about one hour apart by car and have a hostile rivalry.
After striker Gaetan Laborde's header made it 3-0 in the 79th minute, a crowd commotion caused referee Ruddy Buquet to halt the game and lead the players off the field.
Bordeaux suspends coach Gus Poyet for 1 week
PARIS (AP) — French club Bordeaux has suspended coach Gus Poyet for one week after he accused management of selling a player without telling him.
Bordeaux president Stephane Martin says he is considering firing Poyet but his definitive decision hasn't yet been made.
Poyet has threatened to quit and says "it's my worst day at this club."