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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 Lyon 22 48
2 Marseille 23 47
3 Paris St Germain 23 47
4 St Etienne 22 40
5 Monaco 22 39
6 Montpellier 23 36
7 Bordeaux 22 33
8 Nice 23 32
9 Nantes 23 32
10 Rennes 23 30
11 Reims 23 29
12 Lille 23 28
13 Guingamp 22 28
14 Toulouse 23 25
15 Bastia 23 24
16 Lorient 23 24
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 23 23
18 Caen 22 21
19 RC Lens 23 21
20 Metz 23 21