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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)

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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 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 18 37
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Bordeaux 18 31
6 Monaco 18 29
7 Rennes 18 28
8 Nantes 18 27
9 Montpellier 18 25
10 Reims 18 25
11 Nice 19 22
12 Lille 17 21
13 Guingamp 18 21
14 Lorient 18 20
15 Toulouse 18 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
18 Metz 18 19
19 Bastia 18 17
20 Caen 18 14