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Francois-Coty 1st September 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: S Moreira

AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

AC Ajaccio 2

F Diawara (20)
J Cavalli (42)

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Evian 0

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Last Updated: 01/09/12 10:08pm

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Carl Medjani: Gave Ajaccio the lead

Carl Medjani: Gave Ajaccio the lead

First-half goals from Carl Medjani and Johan Cavalli earned Ajaccio their second win of the Ligue 1 season as they eased past Evian 2-0.

Cavalli delivered the corner from which defender Medjani headed the opener, and then added a close-range second before the interval.

Evian pressed in the second half, looking for a way back into the game, but remain on only one point after four games.

Ajaccio had an early chance to open the scoring when the influential Cavalli played in Eduardo, who volleyed just wide.

The goal came in the 20th minute when Cavalli's corner to the far post was met by Medjani, whose header beat keeper Bertrand Laquait and Olivier Sorlin on the line.

Cavalli had the chance to add his own name to the scoresheet in spectacular fashion when he met Samuel Bouhours' cross with a left-foot volley which flashed just wide of the post.

His goal, when it came in the 41st minute, was a more low-key affair as Laquait saved Sigamary Diarra's shot and Cavalli followed up to slot home.

Evian needed to find a response early in the second half, and their first chance came through Cedric Barbosa's free-kick which was blocked by the home defence.

Sorlin was next to chance his arm from a similar situation, but keeper Guillermo Ochoa saved.

The Mexican was soon into the action again, saving from Saber Khelifa after he was teed up by Barbosa on the edge of the box.

But Evian's threat dissipated after the hour mark and it was Ajaccio who had a late chance to add a third, but a flowing move ended with Laquait saving Diarra's 20-yard effort.

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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 34 57
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 Rennes 34 39
14 Nice 33 39
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