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French Ligue 1

La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau 5th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: L Duhamel

Nantes Nantes vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

Nantes 3

F Djordjevic (2, 34)
P Djilobodji (66)


Evian 0

Nantes ease to victory

Last Updated: 05/10/13 10:05pm

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Serge Gakpe celebrates his goal for Nantes

Serge Gakpe celebrates his goal for Nantes

Filip Djordjevic scored a first-half double to set up a comfortable 3-0 home win for Nantes over Evian in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Djordjevic found the net in the second and 34th minutes as Nantes took a two-goal lead into the break before defender Papy Djilobodji sealed the win shortly after the hour mark.

The result sees Nantes move up into fifth while Evian slip to 15th place.

Djordjevic got the first ever Ligue 1 meeting between the two sides off to a perfect start when Jordan Veretout freed Serge Gakpe on the left of the box, who in turn flicked the ball on to the unmarked striker.

Djordjevic struck a low ball past Evian goalkeeper Bertrand Laquait to open the scoring.

Evian went close to levelling the score in the 24th minute when Aldo Angoula just missed the net by a few inches before Kevin Berigaud tested the home side's defence and forced a good save from keeper Remy Riou.

However, it was Nantes who rippled the back of the net again through Djordjevic, after he met Issa Cissokho's ball from the right to beat Laquait with a low shot.

After the break, Nantes went close when Cissokho released Veretout who shot inches wide in the 54th minute, but they did add another to the scoreboard in the 65th when Djilobodji headed Lucas Deaux's cross into the net.

Evian went close as the game reached the final whistle when Riou blocked Nicolas Benezet's effort, but they could not find the key to unlock Nantes' defence as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 83
2 Lyon 38 75
3 Monaco 38 71
4 Marseille 38 69
5 St Etienne 38 69
6 Bordeaux 38 63
7 Montpellier 38 56
8 Lille 38 56
9 Rennes 38 50
10 Guingamp 38 49
11 Nice 38 48
12 Bastia 38 47
13 Caen 38 46
14 Nantes 38 45
15 Reims 38 44
16 Lorient 38 43
17 Toulouse 38 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 37
19 Metz 38 30
20 RC Lens 38 29