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French Ligue 1

Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani (ATT 13,669) 31st August 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Amaury Delerue

Bastia Bastia vs Toulouse Toulouse

Bastia 2

J Palmieri (S/O 37)
C Keseru (43)
Romaric (67)

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Toulouse 1

M Braithwaite (57)

Toulouse at the bottom

Last Updated: 31/08/13 9:47pm

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Claudiu Keseru celebrates.

Claudiu Keseru celebrates.

Toulouse slipped to the bottom of the Ligue 1 standings following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of 10-man Bastia.

Claudiu Keseru put the Corsican side ahead two minutes before half-time despite having lost defender Julian Palmieri to a straight red card for a challenge on Oscar Trejo six minutes earlier.

Toulouse hit back in the 57th minute through Martin Braithwaite but were unable to further capitalise on their one-man advantage, with Bastia instead going on to score the winner through Romaric 10 minutes later.

The result left TFC still in search of their first league win, and rock bottom of the table on goal difference from Sochaux.

Bastia had all the chances in the first half, and even when Palmieri was given his marching orders in the 36th minute it was the home side who were able to conjure a 1-0 lead at the break.

Keseru forced a good save from Ali Ahamada before Wahbi Khazri tested the Toulouse goalkeeper again, with Khazri again denied just before the half-hour mark.

Palmieri was then sent off for an early shower for a nasty kick at Trejo but it did not deter Bastia as Keseru fired in from 25 yards with two minutes of the first half remaining.

Toulouse responded when Etienne Didot freed Serge Aurier, who fed the ball through perfectly for Braithwaite to curl home.

But Romaric swiftly made sure the points belonged to the home side with a close-range header from Florian Raspentino's flick-on.

Bastia had a couple more chances despite their reduced numbers, and Toulouse had to thank Ahamada for preventing any further damage to their goal difference.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 33 56
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Nice 33 39
14 Rennes 33 38
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20