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French Ligue 1

Auguste Delaune (ATT 14,757) 7th December 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Stephane Jochem

Reims Reims vs Nice Nice

Reims 1

G Charbonnier (90+3)


Nice 0

Reims leave it late

Last Updated: 07/12/13 9:44pm

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Reims celebrate against Nice

Reims celebrate against Nice

Gaetan Charbonnier scored three minutes into injury time to earn Reims a 1-0 win as Nice's terrible run of form continued.

Charbonnier's calm finish at the death kept the hosts firmly in the hunt for a European place, but condemned Nice to a seventh straight Ligue 1 defeat.

The hosts started brightly with Floyd Ayite teeing up Mads Albaek for a long-range effort which forced a save out of Luca Veronese.

The Nice goalkeeper was tested again by an Ayite free-kick before the visitors finally started to find their feet.

Good interplay involving Nampalys Mendy and Christian Bruls sent Didier through on goal, but keeper Kossi Agassa blocked his close-range shot.

Reims had the first chance of the second half and again Ayite was in the thick of the action. His free-kick from the right picked out Prince Oniangue, whose header was just wide.

Nice were growing in confidence as the match progressed though, and Dario Cvitanich launched a counter-attack which finished with Eric Bautheac firing in a shot, Agassa going down to make the save.

The two Nice men combined again in the 89th minute to create a shooting chance for Valentin Eysseric, but his effort was deflected behind.

But just as the visitors looked set to end their losing streak they were hit with a sucker punch.

Oniangue played Charbonnier in between Mathieu Bodmer and Nemanja Pejcinovic and the striker steadied himself before firing home the winner.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 26 54
2 Paris St Germain 26 52
3 Marseille 26 50
4 Monaco 25 43
5 St Etienne 26 42
6 Bordeaux 26 41
7 Montpellier 25 39
8 Guingamp 26 35
9 Nice 26 34
10 Bastia 26 33
11 Nantes 26 33
12 Lille 26 32
13 Rennes 26 32
14 Caen 26 31
15 Reims 26 31
16 Lorient 25 28
17 Toulouse 26 28
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 25 26
19 RC Lens 26 22
20 Metz 26 22