Apr 19, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Stade de la Mosson
MontpellierMontpellier HSC
1-2
Lyon
Belhanda (41')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Grenier (90'), López (29')
Gonalons (66'), Grenier (71'), Kone (78')

Anthony Mounier: 'Montpellier can still qualify for Europe'

Montpellier's Anthony Mounier during the Champions League encounter with Arsenal on November 21, 2012
© PA Photos
Anthony Mounier is targeting six league wins for Montpellier to qualify for Europe this season.

Montpellier HSC winger Anthony Mounier has insisted that last year's Ligue 1 champions can still qualify for Europe by winning their final six games of the season.

Mounier, whose Montpellier are up against his former side Lyon on Friday night, said that with victory they can start to close the five-point gap to sixth-placed Lille and the eight-point gap to third-placed Lyon.

"When you look at the standings, it's possible, even though the defeat to Bordeaux was coupled with victories to those teams above us on the ladder," he told Ligue1.com.

"We are five or six points behind now and there aren't many matches left. We have to win against Lyon, and then we have to win the five matches that follow if we want to qualify for Europe next season."

The defeat to Bordeaux made it mathematically impossible to retain their title.

Montpellier's Younes Belhanda on November 21, 2012
Read Next:
Team News: Belhanda starts for Montpellier
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG330011299
2AS MonacoMonaco33008359
3Saint-EtienneSt Etienne33005059
4Lyon32109457
5Marseille32105147
6Bordeaux31207525
7Angers31205325
8Troyes31113304
9Montpellier HSCMontpellier31112204
10StrasbourgStrasbourg311145-14
11Nice31023303
12Caen31022203
13Lille310235-23
14GuingampGuingamp310236-33
15NantesNantes310214-33
16Toulouse310259-43
17Rennes302145-12
18Dijon301239-61
19Metz300316-50
20AmiensAmiens300307-70