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Marcel-Picot 18th May 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: L Duhamel

Nancy Nancy vs Bastia Bastia

Nancy 1

S Puygrenier (60)


Bastia 2

Ilan (47)
A Modeste (72)

Nancy are relegated

Nancy relegated after Bastia defeat

Last Updated: 18/05/13 10:38pm

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Nancy were relegated on Saturday

Nancy were relegated on Saturday

Nancy were condemned to relegation from Ligue 1 following defeat to Bastia at Stade Marcel Picot.

Anthony Modeste's 72nd-minute strike sent the Lorraine club down and ensured Bastia retained their own top-flight status.

Bastia led through Ilan on 47 minutes and, while Sebastien Puygrenier levelled on the hour, Modeste decided Nancy's fate before next weekend's final round.

Nancy had revived their hopes of staying up after picking up 17 points in eight games during February and March, but a 20-game winless run at the start of the season proved too much to overcome.

Patrick Gabriel's side were the more likely scorers in a scoreless opening half, though.

Bastia's veteran goalkeeper Mickael Landreau did well to block Benjamin Moukandjo's low shot after he had latched on to Thomas Mangani's clever flick.

Landreau then relied on his reflexes to keep out a Mangani free-kick as it took a deflection on its way through to him.

Puygrenier headed over just before half-time after Julien Sable failed to clear a Mangani corner.

Nancy goalkeeper Damien Gregorini made his first real save a minute after half-time when he got down to keep out Ilan, but the Brazilian won out moments later.

Modeste flicked on Sable's delivery at the edge of the area and Ilan beat Gregorini to the ball to head in the opener.

Nancy were not willing to go down without a fight and deservedly drew level when Puygrenier was left unmarked from a Mangani corner to slot home with his left foot.

But the home crowd was left hushed 18 minutes from the end as Modeste struck.

Claudio Beauvue rolled the ball across the top of the area for Modeste, who perfectly picked his spot with a shot that beat a diving Gregorini and went in off a post.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 14 31
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Nantes 14 24
5 Bordeaux 14 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11