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La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau 14th September 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: W Bien

Nantes Nantes vs Sochaux Sochaux

Nantes 1

F Djordjevic (76)

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Sochaux 0

Djordjevic goal seals Nantes win

Last Updated: 14/09/13 10:37pm

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Papy Mison Djilibodji (right) wins a header for Nantes

Papy Mison Djilibodji (right) wins a header for Nantes

Sochaux slipped to the bottom of Ligue 1 as Filip Djordjevic's second-half goal condemned them to defeat at Nantes.

Djordjevic was superbly denied by visiting goalkeeper Simon Pouplin in the first half but finally made the breakthrough in the 77th minute, heading in Banel Nicolita's superb free-kick from the right wing.

The only serious threat from Sochaux was from free-kicks, with Sebastien Roudet in the first half and Thomas Guerbert in the second testing goalkeeper Rudy Riou.

Djordjevic helped create the first chance, flicking on Alejandro Bedoya's cross for Serge Gakpe to fire in a shot which Pouplin held at the second attempt.

Roudet's inswinging free-kick was punched away by Riou before Pouplin made an even better save at the other end, reacting sharply to keep out a Djordjevic header from Gakpe's cross.

Nantes threatened again before the interval as Bedoya met Jordan Veretout's volleyed cross with a first-time effort before the ball had dropped, but saw it deflected wide.

Gakpe was denied by Pouplin on the hour before Guerbert almost caught out Nantes from a set-piece wide on the left which Riou was forced to block.

The opening goal finally came for Nantes with 13 minutes remaining as Romanian winger Nicolita swung the ball across and Djordjevic headed home emphatically from close range.

Pouplin denied substitute Nicolita a second in the closing stages with a low save, but could not prevent Nantes emerging victorious.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
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2 Paris St Germain 19 38
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4 St Etienne 18 33
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6 Bordeaux 18 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 17 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
18 Metz 19 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15