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French Ligue 1

Auguste Delaune (ATT 13,365) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Stephane Jochem

Reims Reims vs Guingamp Guingamp

Reims 1

N De Preville (58)


Guingamp 1

A Weber (og 5)

Reims unbeaten at home

Last Updated: 21/09/13 9:37pm

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Younousse Sankhare wins a header.

Younousse Sankhare wins a header.

Reims remained unbeaten at home thanks to a second-half Nicolas de Preville equaliser in the 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Guingamp.

An Anthony Weber own goal gifted Guingamp an early lead that Reims were only able to cancel out through De Preville once they improved in the second half.

A winner was not forthcoming to leave Reims seventh in the Ligue 1 table.

Guingamp had not scored away from home in their first two away games since promotion and were indebted to a slice of luck as Weber put the ball into his own net with five minutes played.

Fatig Atik freed Mustapha Yatabare down the flank and his cross was too much for the unlucky Weber who conspired to hand Guingamp the lead.

It could have been worse for Reims, though, as they failed to muster any sort of significant threat in the first period.

Guingamp had the best chances with Atik picking out Thibault Giresse at the front post and when he shot instantly it took a low reaction save from goalkeeper Kossi Agassa to keep it out.

Giresse forced another block from Agassa on the half-hour, this time after being teed up by Jeremy Sorbon, but the resultant corner came to nothing.

Reims could have drawn level in third place before kick-off but it was not until five minutes after half-time that they went close, Odair Fortes shooting inches wide after De Preville's assist.

The hosts got their leveller on 58 minutes in scrappy circumstances.

A Floyd Ayite corner was cleared back to him by Lionel Mathis at the near post and with his second attempt this time found De Preville to bundle the ball in from close range.

Both sides had a chance to win it with Mustapha Yatabare's 20-yard snap-shot drawing a full-stretch save from Agassa while Atila Turan's first-time effort at the other end was hacked away.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 19 38
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Monaco 19 32
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