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French Ligue 1

Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani 18th August 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Nicolas Rainville

Bastia Bastia vs Reims Reims

Bastia 2

A Modeste (pen 62)
Ilan (90+5)


Reims 1

N Fauvergue (6)
M Tacalfred (S/O 82)

Ilan strike sinks Reims

Last Updated: 18/08/12 10:29pm

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Araujo Ilan: Scored the winner

Araujo Ilan: Scored the winner

Bastia came from behind with a last-gasp winner to claim a 2-1 victory over fellow Ligue 1 new boys Reims, who finished with nine men as they fell apart in the second half.

Nicolas Fauvergue gave Reims an early lead and they survived a Bastia onslaught until the hour mark, when Anthony Weber fouled Florian Thouvin, earning a red card and allowing Anthony Modeste to lash in the equaliser from the penalty spot.

Mickael Tacalfred then earned an 82nd-minute red for a rash tackle on Modeste and Araujo Ilan made him pay in injury time with the winner.

It took just five minutes for Reims to take the lead, with Fauvergue beating Sylvain Marchal to Khalid Sekkat's free-kick to finish from close range.

Bastia immediately tried to hit back, but Agassa Kossi saved well from Toifilou Maoulida before Maoulida's looping header beat the goalkeeper only to land on the crossbar and bounce to safety.

Modeste then tested Agassa just before half-time and the goalkeeper gathered at the second attempt.

Thauvin fired narrowly wide for Bastia early in the second half, but they were level after the hour mark thanks to Weber's indiscretion.

They made the extra man pay as they kept up the pressure, with Agassa again denying Modeste soon after.

But they could not survive the second red and it was deep into injury time when Ilan delighted the home crowd by firing in from close range.

The win makes it six points from two games for Bastia, but Reims are still searching for their first points.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23