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French Ligue 1

Du Roudourou (ATT 14,881) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: W Bien

Guingamp Guingamp vs AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio

Guingamp 2

C Beauvue (86)
M Diallo (90)

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AC Ajaccio 1

B Andre (41)

Three in a row for Guingamp

Last Updated: 26/10/13 9:31pm

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Moustapha Diallo celebrates his winner.

Moustapha Diallo celebrates his winner.

Guingamp made it three wins in a row with a last-ditch 2-1 victory over lowly Ajaccio at the Stade Roudourou.

Despite falling behind to a first-half Benjamin Andre effort, the hosts bounced back with a Claudio Beauvue strike and an injury-time winner from Moustapha Diallo to move up to fifth in the Ligue 1 table.

Defeat for Ajaccio means the Corsicans are yet to taste victory on the road this season and, with just one win to their name, Fabricio Ravanelli's men remain in the bottom three.

Guingamp went close early on when Fatih Atik tested Guillermo Ochoa from the edge of the area but the Mexican keeper tipped the ball over his own crossbar.

Ajaccio responded but Paul Lasne's effort from 20 yards failed to find the target before Benoit Pedretti beat the wall with a direct free-kick only for Guy Ndy Assembe to punch clear.

Chances were few and far between in the opening half hour but Atik went close again as half-time approached when he met Steven Langil's cross but the striker blazed over Ochoa's bar.

Guingamp's wastefulness proved costly though when Ajaccio took the lead with four minutes left in the opening half.

Pedretti swung a free-kick in from the right and picked out Andre at the far post who headed past Ndy Assembe to give his side a fortunate half-time lead.

Guingamp came out fighting after the break and only a superb reflex save from Ochoa prevented Christophe Mandanne from grabbing an equaliser with a point-blank header on 55 minutes.

The hosts continued to press and Dorian Leveque went close with a good effort on the turn from 25 yards which shaved Ochoa's left post before the goalkeeper was called upon yet again to keep out Mandanne as Jocelyn Gourvennec's men began to turn the screw.

Ajaccio hearts were finally broken in stunning style with less than five minutes left to play when the visitors failed to deal with a corner and Atik knocked the ball into the path of Beauvue who acrobatically steered the ball beyond Ochoa for a deserved equaliser.

There was still time for a final twist in the tail though as Guingamp's efforts paid off in jury time when Diallo grabbed a winner.

Yatabare made progress down the right before sending a ball into the area and the big Senegalese midfielder rose highest to head beyond Ochoa much to the annoyance of Ravanelli.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 35 74
2 Lyon 35 71
3 Monaco 35 65
4 Marseille 35 60
5 St Etienne 35 60
6 Bordeaux 35 56
7 Montpellier 35 53
8 Lille 35 53
9 Rennes 35 50
10 Guingamp 35 46
11 Nantes 35 44
12 Bastia 35 43
13 Nice 35 42
14 Caen 35 39
15 Lorient 35 39
16 Toulouse 35 39
17 Reims 35 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 35 37
19 Metz 35 30
20 RC Lens 35 26