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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 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

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