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French Ligue 1

Stade Nungesser 5th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: W Bien

Valenc'nes Valenciennes vs Reims Reims

Valenc'nes 1

E Enza Yamissi (90)


Reims 1

P Oniangue (30)

Valenciennes deny Reims

Last Updated: 05/10/13 9:41pm

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Prince Oniangue netted for Reims

Prince Oniangue netted for Reims

Valenciennes were spared an eighth defeat in nine Ligue 1 matches as Eloge Enza Yamissi's stoppage-time strike earned a 1-1 draw with Reims at Stade du Hainaut.

The league's bottom side were on course to draw yet another blank when Prince Oniangue fired the visitors in front after half an hour, but Enza Yamissi's last-gasp leveller earned them a deserved share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw after seeing Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa put on an inspired display.

Valenciennes began the season with a 3-0 defeat of Toulouse, but a run of seven straight defeats left confidence at a low ebb and coach Daniel Sanchez will be a relieved man to finally stop the rot.

Mid-table Reims drew with league leaders Monaco last weekend to serve a reminder of their quality, but it was the hosts who threatened first when Mathieu Dossevi drew a smart low save from Kossi Agassa.

Reims were soon looking menacing and on 21 minutes Oniangue crossed for Nicolas de Preville, but his attempt at the far post was kept out by Nicolas Penneteau.

VA were undone on the half-hour, however, as Floyd Ayite's corner from the left fell perfectly for Oniangue who crashed home a header.

The home side sought and immediate response and almost got it 60 seconds later when Opa Nguette's vicious drive was clawed out by Agassa, while five minutes before the break the Reims goalkeeper also denied Jean-Christophe Bahebeck's right-footed strike.

VA continued to press after the restart and Agassa again had to be alert to fingertip a Dossevi effort away following a corner, and pulled off the same trick to keep out an Anthony Le Tallec header four minutes later.

Le Tallec was denied again with six minutes left when the overworked Agassa reacted well to keep out his low drive, but with the clock ticking down the Reims backline was finally breached as Dossevi crossed low into the box and Enzi Yamissi cut his shot in from a close range.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 34 72
3 Lille 34 64
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 34 52
7 Bordeaux 34 48
8 Reims 34 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Bastia 34 44
11 Nantes 34 43
12 Lorient 34 42
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Montpellier 34 39
15 Nice 34 39
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 34 35
18 Sochaux 34 33
19 Valenciennes 34 29
20 AC Ajaccio 34 20