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French Ligue 1

Stade de la Mosson (ATT 12,677) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: A Castro

Montpellier Montpellier vs Sochaux Sochaux

Montpellier 2

Hilton (45+1)
S Tiene (90+4)

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Sochaux 1

R Contout (43)
C Kante (S/O 74)

Late winner for Montpellier

Last Updated: 24/08/13 10:03pm

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Hilton celebrates his goal.

Hilton celebrates his goal.

A goal four minutes into injury time by Siaka Tiene guided Montpellier to their first victory of the Ligue 1 season as they edged out Sochaux 2-1.

Roy Contout had put Sochaux ahead on the brink of half-time before Hilton responded immediately to ensure the teams went into the break on level terms.

Cedric Kante was sent off for the visitors with 17 minutes remaining, but it appeared Sochaux had done enough to earn a point before Tiene's late intervention.

Sochaux were first to show as an attacking force with Cedric Bakambu's fierce shot deflected away by home goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier.

Tiene responded for Montpellier, his free-kick forcing Simon Pouplin to go down to make a save.

The half ticked down and Pouplin blocked Djamel Bakar's right-footed shot only for Sochaux to take the lead a minute before half time.

Sebastian Roudet's free-kick found Contout close to goal and he slotted the ball home.

However, Sochaux's joy was shortlived as seconds later Montpellier equalised, Jonas Martin found Hilton and he despatched a rocket shot from 25 yards which beat the keeper, who stood no chance.

Montpellier enjoyed the better of the second half. Bakar controlled the ball and shot wide from close range before Tiene's shot from 20 yards went just inches the wrong side of the post.

Sochaux were then reduced to 10 men when Kante was sent off for tackling Remy Cabella from behind.

However, it seemed that Sochaux had claimed only their second point of the season only for Mathieu Peybernes to clear the ball only as far as Tiene and he gratefully accepted the gift to slot home from close range.

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1 Paris St Germain 32 65
2 Lyon 32 64
3 Monaco 33 59
4 Marseille 33 57
5 St Etienne 32 56
6 Bordeaux 32 54
7 Montpellier 32 49
8 Lille 32 47
9 Rennes 33 46
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 33 41
12 Guingamp 33 40
13 Caen 32 38
14 Reims 33 38
15 Toulouse 33 38
16 Bastia 33 37
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 37
18 Lorient 33 35
19 Metz 32 29
20 RC Lens 33 26