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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 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