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French Ligue 1

Auguste Delaune 13th January 2013 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: P Kalt

Reims Reims vs Bastia Bastia

Reims 1

G Courtet (63)

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Bastia 2

Ilan (21)
F Thauvin (48)

Reims slump to home defeat

Last Updated: 13/01/13 4:31pm

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Bastia celebrate Ilan's goal

Bastia celebrate Ilan's goal

Reims remain in relegation trouble as they went down to a 2-1 home defeat against Bastia.

The visitors went into a two-goal lead thanks to Ilan's opener and Florian Thauvin's effort just after half-time.

Gaetan Courtet gave Reims hope shortly after the hour mark, but they could not find a leveller and remain looking over their shoulder.

The hosts started well and Odair Fortes pounced on a short backpass by Anthony Modeste, but goalkeeper Mickael Landreau pulled off an excellent reflex save to deny him.

Instead Bastia went ahead in the 21st minute, Jerome Rothen linking well with Thauvin and then crossing to the far post where Ilan fired home on the volley.

Reims responded and Grzegorz Krychowiak's shot from just outside the area was deflected away Modeste, who was also in action at the other end, shooting inches wide from Thauvin's ball in.

Thauvin found Modeste again in the first minute of the second half, this time unmarked in the area, but with only Kossi Agassa to beat the keeper came out on top.

But Thauvin himself doubled Bastia's lead two minutes later, rocketing home a shot into the roof of the net after the ball broke to him.

The visitors threatened again when Modeste played in the impressive Thauvin, but Agassa kept out his shot.

And Reims got one back in the 63rd minute with Courtet converting Diego's excellent right-wing cross with a low finish.

They were unable to carve out a chance for an equaliser, though, and it was Bastia who came closest to netting again only for Modeste to volley against a post from inside the area with Agassa beaten.


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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 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 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15

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