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French Ligue 1

Auguste-Bonal 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: S Lannoy

Sochaux Sochaux vs Nancy Nancy

Sochaux 1

S Privat (90+4)


Nancy 2

B Moukandjo (pen 7)
F Zitte (40)

Nancy stun Sochaux

Last Updated: 02/03/13 10:16pm

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Benjamin Moukandjo: Scored for Nancy

Benjamin Moukandjo: Scored for Nancy

Nancy climbed off the bottom of Ligue 1 after upsetting Sochaux 2-1 to claim only their fourth win of the season.

First-half goals from Benjamin Moukandjo and Florent Zitte put Nancy in charge, and Sochaux halved the deficit through Sloan Privat's acrobatic effort in stoppage time at the end of the game.

The victory sees Nancy move above Troyes and to six points behind Sochaux and safety.

Sochaux came into the match on the back of a three-match unbeaten run, which included a victory over league leaders Paris St Germain, but they found themselves trailing just six minutes in after conceding a penalty.

Loic Poujol's handball inside the area gave Nancy the opportunity and Moukandjo made no mistake from 12 yards even though Sochaux goalkeeper Simon Pouplin guessed the right way.

Poujol was also involved in Nancy's second goal six minutes before half-time as his poor clearance was swopped on by Djamel Bakar, who quickly freed Zitte and the 19-year-old showed great composure to take a touch before driving a low shot past Pouplin.

Sochaux threatened only a couple of times before the break, Cedric Bakambu seeing two headers saved by Damien Gregorini, but they almost pulled a goal back 10 minutes into the second half with a Giovanni Sio shot that hit the side-netting.

The hosts continued to push for a way back into the game and they came within inches of managing it in the 85th minute when Sebastien Roudet's right-footed volley smashed against the post.

Sochaux did finally get the goal they had been desperately searching for, but Privet's brilliant overhead kick came three minutes into stoppage time and left the home side too little time to get back on terms.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 37 80
2 Lyon 37 72
3 Monaco 37 68
4 Marseille 37 66
5 St Etienne 37 66
6 Bordeaux 37 60
7 Montpellier 37 56
8 Lille 37 53
9 Rennes 37 50
10 Guingamp 37 49
11 Bastia 37 47
12 Nice 37 45
13 Nantes 37 45
14 Reims 37 44
15 Caen 37 43
16 Lorient 37 43
17 Toulouse 37 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 37 37
19 Metz 37 30
20 RC Lens 37 26