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Stade de la Mosson (ATT 13,349) 25th January 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Benoit Millot

Montpellier Montpellier vs Nice Nice

Montpellier 3

M Niang (31)
Hilton (53)
S Camara (81)

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Nice 1

A Bosetti (69)

Montpellier secure another win

Last Updated: 25/01/14 10:30pm

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Vitorino Hilton is congratulated after scoring Montpellier's second

Vitorino Hilton is congratulated after scoring Montpellier's second

Montpellier capped a fine week with an impressive 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Nice on Saturday night.

Having been in the midst of a relegation scrap a week ago, Rolland Courbis' men have since beaten Sochaux in the league, Paris St Germain in the cup and now in-form Nice.

M'baye Niang and Hilton had put them 2-0 up before Nice eventually stirred through substitute Alexy Bosetti, but Souleymane Camara wrapped things up late on.

It was a thoroughly deserved win for the home side who were clearly riding the crest of a wave caused by their victory over PSG.

Good play from reported Newcastle target Remy Cabella set them up for an early chance but Anthony Mounuier was denied, before goalkeeper David Ospina kept out Cabella himself.

The excellent Cabella then found Niang only for the keeper to again excel, before the same combination had a hand in the opener with 31 minutes gone.

Cabella's ball freed Mounier and, as he looked up, he had Niang waiting and he did the rest.

It had been a half of pure Montpellier domination and they improved their margin eight minutes into the second half when a Mounier corner was flicked into the path of Hilton who made up some ground to tap in.

Nice finally stirred after that and a Hilton mistake let them back in, with his poor control allowing Bosetti to pick his pocket and race clear before slotting in.

It was the first thing Nice had done all night but it mattered little as Montpellier returned to the front foot and wrapped things up with nine minutes left.

Camara was the scorer, cashing in after Victor Hugo Montano charged down field and had a shot blocked, with Camara picking up the pieces.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 33 56
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Nice 33 39
14 Rennes 33 38
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20