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French Ligue 1

Auguste-Bonal 6th April 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Bartolomeu Varela

Sochaux Sochaux vs AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio

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Last Updated: 06/04/13 9:56pm

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Ajaccio's Adrian Mutu takes a tumble

Ajaccio's Adrian Mutu takes a tumble

Sochaux and Ajaccio both remain in the midst of a battle against relegation from Ligue 1 following a goalless draw at the Stade Auguste Bonal.

An impressive win against Lyon last time out along with this latest point sees Sochaux two points above the drop zone and although Ajaccio are four points clear, they are on a poor run of form.

The visitors went closest in the opening 10 minutes when Adrian Mutu got on the end of a Dennis Oliech pass but the former Chelsea man blazed over the bar after beating Cedric Kante.

The hosts' first chance on goal came after 20 minutes but Giovanni Sio saw his header saved by Francisco Ochoa after Sebastian Roudet swung a dangerous cross in from the left.

In a half of few chances, Ajaccio almost stole the lead on the stroke of half-time. Mutu met Sigamary Diarra's cross but after holding off a Junior Carlao challenge the Romanian's header was countered for a corner.

Ajaccio continued to press the hosts into the second half but, despite holding off the attentions of Carlao, Diarra saw his effort turned away by Simon Pouplin in the Sochaux goal.

Both sides struggled to create opportunities in what was proving to be a very dour affair but despite that Sochaux almost stole the points at the death.

Roudet managed to get free on the left and delivered into the area but Sloan Privat's header was gathered at the second attempt and that proved to be the final noteworthy action of what was a largely forgettable game.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 33 56
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Nice 33 39
14 Rennes 33 38
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20