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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 Lyon 27 54
2 Paris St Germain 27 53
3 Marseille 27 50
4 Monaco 26 44
5 St Etienne 27 43
6 Montpellier 26 42
7 Bordeaux 27 42
8 Nantes 27 36
9 Lille 27 35
10 Rennes 27 35
11 Guingamp 27 35
12 Caen 27 34
13 Nice 27 34
14 Bastia 27 33
15 Reims 27 32
16 Lorient 26 31
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 26 29
18 Toulouse 27 29
19 RC Lens 27 22
20 Metz 27 22