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Du Roudourou (ATT 11,897) 22nd February 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Mikael Lesage

Guingamp Guingamp vs Nice Nice

Guingamp 1

M Yatabare (90+4)

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Nice 0

D Ospina (S/O 90+7)

Guingamp leave it late

Last Updated: 22/02/14 9:52pm

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Guingamp forward Mana Dembele vies with Nice's Romain Genevois

Guingamp forward Mana Dembele vies with Nice's Romain Genevois

Mustapha Yatabare's stoppage-time goal earned Guingamp their first league win in 11 attempts at the expense of Nice.

The promoted side made a bright start to life in Ligue 1, flirting with the European places through the autumn, but have slipped towards the relegation zone having failed to win a game since November.

Jocelyn Gourvennec's men totally dominated 14th-placed Nice at the Stade du Roudourou and would have been understandably vexed if Yatabare had not found a way through at the death.

Visiting goalkeeper David Ospina - the only man keeping Nice in the tie for 90 minutes - was so incensed by the stoppage-time goal that he earned himself a red card by vehemently contesting its legitimacy with the referee.

Yatabare was a constant menace to Nice and came close to opening the scoring in the 10th minute, his header from Thibault Giresse's corner sailing just over the bar.

Giresse then found Claudio Beauvue in front of the D but the Guadelopean took too long to pick his spot and missed the target.

Mana Dembele drilled the ball inches wide of the mark six minutes before the break and, on the stroke of half-time, headed straight at Ospina from a Giresse cross.

Guingamp continued to turn the screw when play resumed and Ospina did well to snaffle the ball off Giresse's feet after the midfielder had been put through by Yatabare.

The duo combined again on the hour mark and, in a move that resembled their early attempt, Yatabare nodded Giresse's corner wide of goal.

Ospina was being left to fend for himself and pulled off a pair of miraculous saves, his quick reflexes keeping a bullet header from Yatabare out before Beauvue's snapshot suffered the same fate.

The Nice stopper thought he had earned his side an improbable point when he saw 90 minutes appear on the Roudourou scoreboard, but it was not to be.

Four minutes into stoppage time Yatabare was on point to tuck home the loose ball after Ospina had parried Christophe Mandanne's attempt from a one-on-one encounter.

While Yatabare ran to the stands in celebration, Ospina fronted up to the referee and saw red for his trouble.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 19 38
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 18 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 17 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
18 Metz 19 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15

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