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French Ligue 1

Francis le Ble (ATT 11,057) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: A Castro

Brest Brest vs Bastia Bastia

Brest 3

L Toure (45, 67)
E Ben Basat (pen 61)


Bastia 0

F Marque (S/O 51)

Toure double sinks Bastia

Last Updated: 17/11/12 10:56pm

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Brest celebrate a comfortable victory

Brest celebrate a comfortable victory

Larsen Toure struck twice as Brest inflicted yet another away defeat on 10-man Bastia.

Toure opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and Brest further strengthened their hold on the match when Bastia lost Francois Marque to a red card five minutes into the second half.

It took Brest just 11 minutes to make their numerical advantage count, Eden Ben Basat making it 2-0 from the penalty spot, before Toure notched his second in the 67th minute to complete the scoring.

The victory lifts Brest up to mid-table on 14 points, one more than Bastia who have now lost all seven of their away games in Ligue 1 this season.

Brest had the first opportunity of the match with Benoit Lesoimier seeing his second-minute effort deflected away by Bastia goalkeeper Landry Bonnefoi, but the visitors then fashioned two decent openings of their own.

Frederic Hantz's side have only netted three times on their travels this season but they came close to another in the fifth minute when Anthony Modeste was denied by home goalkeeper Alexis Thebaux.

Then, in the 25th minute, Bernard Mendy almost headed into his own net from a Bastia corner as Brest survived another let-off.

It was the hosts who did manage to take the lead though, and it came at a crushing time for Bastia with the first half almost over.

Kamel Chafni sent over a corner which Toure was able to head home, thanks in part to some sloppiness from visiting duo Bonnefoi and Julien Sable.

The second half was pretty much one-way traffic in favour of Brest.

The hosts threatened a second immediately after the break through Mario Licka before Bastia lost Marque to a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Ben Basat.

Another unsuccessful challenge on Ben Basat, this time by Matthieu Sans, then saw Brest awarded a penalty, which the Isreal international tucked home as Bonnefoi dived the wrong way.

A superb header from Toure wrapped up the win six minutes later.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15