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French Ligue 1

Marcel-Picot 24th November 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: S Moreira

Nancy Nancy vs AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio

Nancy 1

D Bakar (8)

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AC Ajaccio 1

A Mutu (pen 75)

Nancy remain bottom

Last Updated: 24/11/12 9:47pm

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Nancy drew 1-1 with Ajaccio.

Nancy drew 1-1 with Ajaccio.

Nancy remain rooted to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table after they could only draw 1-1 with mid-table Ajaccio at the Stade Marcel Picot.

Djamel Bakar put the home side ahead after seven minutes, but it was a lead they could not hold onto as Adrian Mutu tucked a penalty away 15 minutes before the end after Romain Grange handled in the area.

The point leaves Jean Fernandez's side seven points off safety and with just one victory to their name so far.

It's been an awful campaign so far for Nancy and they almost made the worst possible start to this contest but Eduardo's stinging volley was saved by Guy Ndy-Assembe after six minutes.

However just 60 seconds later Nancy were in front as Bakar led the counter attack, beating Carl Medjani and Yohann Poulard before thundering a 20-yard effort into the top right-hand corner.

Ajaccio came close to going level nine minutes before the break when Mutu's 25-yard free-kick smashed into the post.

The Romanian striker then played in Mehdi Mostefa, but Ndy-Assembe was out quickly to smother.

Ajaccio were thankful to Guillermo Ochoa that they didn't go two behind just after the restart, the Mexican international stopper saving twice in quick succession from Jordan Loties.

Mutu was again the creator just before the hour mark as his free-kick was met by Ricardo Faty, whose header fell just wide.

Six minutes later and they were back on level terms as Grane handled from Mutu's corner and the former Fiorentina striker scored from the spot, shooting down the middle after waiting for N'Dy Assembe to make his move.

The visitors could have won it 13 minutes before the end after Frederic Samaritano released Sigamary Diarra but his effort from just outside the box was parried by Ndy-Assembe.

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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

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