Mounier hands Montpellier lifeline with late winner against Lens
Forward Anthony Mounier scored in injury time to give Montpellier a 1-0 win Sunday against 10-man Lens in the French League, keeping alive his team's hopes of qualifying for the Europa League.
With two games left, Montpellier trails sixth-place Bordeaux by three points. A sixth-place finish will be enough to advance to Europe's second-tier competition if league leader Paris Saint-Germain also wins the League Cup later this month.
In a match of few chances for both sides, Montpellier struggled to find a cutting edge even after Loick Landre was sent off in the 64th minute for a second booking. But a calm Mounier snatched his eighth goal this season with an angled shot past Valentin Belon after turning a defender.
Last-place Lens was demoted to second division last weekend.