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French Ligue 1

Francois-Coty 27th April 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Mikael Lesage

AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio vs Montpellier Montpellier

AC Ajaccio 2

F Diawara (S/O 47)
A Delort (pen 82)
D Oliech (90+1)


Montpellier 1

A Mounier (56)

Oliech grabs win for Ajaccio

Last Updated: 27/04/13 10:12pm

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Dennis Oliech: Late winner

Dennis Oliech: Late winner

Dennis Oliech's stoppage-time goal sealed a valuable 2-1 win for Ajaccio after they came from behind to beat Montpellier in a game which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Oliech headed Ajaccio ahead with only seconds left on the clock after Andy Delorte had cancelled out Anthony Mounier's strike for Montpellier.

It was a dramatic game which saw Ajaccio go close three times in the first half before defender Fousseni Diawara was shown a red card early in the second after he brought down Montpellier striker Souleymane Camara and also conceded a penalty.

Younes Belhanda missed the resulting spot-kick as he tried to lob Guillermo Ochoa, the Ajaccio goalkeeper alert to his plan and able to make an easy save.

Montpellier did, however, score six minutes later through a great counter-attacking move started by Henri Bedimo and finished by Mounier.

Bedimo raced down the left and freed Mounier at the far post, who had been left completely unmarked and coolly slotted the ball home.

Ajaccio refused to lie down and soon forced Montpellier to clear the ball off their own line, before they were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes remaining.

Montpellier defender Abdel El Kaoutari hauled down Delorte inside the area and was shown red, with the Ajaccio substitute striker stepping up to shoot low into the left-hand corner and level the score.

In a final twist, Ajaccio claimed all three points when Oliech headed the ball in from close range after a pinpoint cross from Delorte.

The win leaves Ajaccio four points clear of the relegation zone with four games left to play, while Montpellier remain in eighth.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 19 38
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 18 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 17 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
18 Metz 19 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15