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Football: Last-gasp Lyon keep title hopes alive

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A goal in the third minute of injury time from Clement Grenier gave Lyon a 2-1 win at champions Montpellier on Friday to keep their slim French title hopes alive.

The win moved Lyon into second place on 59 points, one ahead of Marseille, who have a game in hand, but eight behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Grenier's potentialy decisive strike came after a corner from Yoann Gourcuff was only half-cleared by an Abdelhamid El-Kaoutari header.

The ball fell for Grenier whose half-volley from the edge of the penalty area found the net off the crossbar.

Lisandro Lopez had put Lyon ahead in the 26th minute after being set-up by Gourcuff and Grenier.

But Moroccan international Younes Belhanda levelled five minutes before the interval with a fine individual goal.

Despite the three points, Lyon can be replaced in second place on Saturday when Marseille host relegation-threatened Brest.

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