Saint-Etienne beats Strasbourg 2-1 in French league
PARIS (AP) — Robert Beric played a part in both goals as Saint-Etienne beat Strasbourg 2-1 Wednesday to move into fourth place in the French league.
The Slovenia striker headed Saint-Etienne in front in the fifth minute, then set up center half Loic Perrin for a header in the 27th.
Striker Nuno Da Costa pulled a goal back in the second half for Strasbourg, which stayed in ninth place.
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.