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French Ligue 1

Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani 11th May 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: A Gautier

Bastia Bastia vs Montpellier Montpellier

Bastia 3

C Beauvue (16)
A Modeste (32, 87)


Montpellier 1

J Utaka (31)

Bastia safe in Ligue 1

Last Updated: 11/05/13 10:41pm

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Modeste: Impressed for Bastia

Modeste: Impressed for Bastia

Anthony Modeste starred as Bastia beat Montpellier 3-1 to secure their place in Ligue 1 for next season.

Modeste scored twice to secure the win after John Utaka had cancelled out Claudio Beauvue's opener for the hosts.

The win lifted Bastia nine points clear of the drop zone and ensured they can relax for the final two games of the campaign.

They went close early on when Walid Khazri got through on goal, but after holding off a challenge the striker could only shoot straight at Laurent Pionnier.

It was not long before the hosts took the lead.

Modeste was the creator and when the ball fell to Beauvue he sent a superb volley beyond Pionnier and into the top corner.

Montpellier dragged themselves back into the game when Marco Estrada found an unmarked Utaka, who scored from six yards, but parity lasted a matter of seconds.

The hosts went straight up the other end and Florian Thauvin delivered a pinpoint cross for Modeste, who headed beyond Pionnier to cut short the visitors' celebrations.

Montpellier showed little sign of getting back on level terms in the second half and Souleymane Camara's effort early on which sailed over the bar was the closest they came to finding another equaliser.

Instead their misery was complete when Bastia added a third with the only real chance of the second period.

Jerome Rothen swung a corner into the area and Modeste escaped his marker to head beyond Pionnier and seal a comfortable win.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 83
2 Lyon 38 75
3 Monaco 38 71
4 Marseille 38 69
5 St Etienne 38 69
6 Bordeaux 38 63
7 Montpellier 38 56
8 Lille 38 56
9 Rennes 38 50
10 Guingamp 38 49
11 Nice 38 48
12 Bastia 38 47
13 Caen 38 46
14 Nantes 38 45
15 Reims 38 44
16 Lorient 38 43
17 Toulouse 38 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 37
19 Metz 38 30
20 RC Lens 38 29