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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)


Evian 0

Home comforts for Ajaccio

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 34 82
2 Monaco 34 72
3 Lille 34 64
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 34 55
6 Marseille 34 52
7 Bordeaux 34 48
8 Toulouse 34 45
9 Reims 34 45
10 Bastia 34 44
11 Nantes 34 43
12 Lorient 34 42
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Montpellier 34 39
15 Nice 34 39
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 34 38
17 Guingamp 34 35
18 Sochaux 34 33
19 Valenciennes 34 29
20 AC Ajaccio 34 20