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Du Roudourou 8th March 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Benoit Millot

Guingamp Guingamp vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian


Evian 1

C Cambon (49)

Key away win for Evian

Last Updated: 08/03/14 10:43pm

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Evian's French defender Youssouf Sabaly

Evian's French defender Youssouf Sabaly

Cedric Cambon scored the only goal of the game as Evian moved five points clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Guingamp.

Cambon headed home Cedric Barbosa's free-kick in the 49th minute to hand the visitors all three points and give them a major boost in their battle to avoid the drop.

The win lifted Evian to within two points of their opponents who saw their two-game winning streak brought to an end.

Visiting goalkeeper Jesper Hansen was called into action in just the second minute as Rachid Alioui found Thibault Giresse 20 yards out and the Dane did well to claw his shot round the post.

The home side were having the better of the first period and just before the half-hour the roles were reversed as Giresse freed Alioui to take a long-range shot but once again the keeper was equal to it.

Guingamp had another chance to take the lead just moments later as Mustapha Yatabare got his head to Giresse's corner but Hansen was again on hand to make the save.

Evian had barely been in the contest so far but their first real chance nearly brought a goal four minutes before the break when Marco Ruben's curling effort brought an impressive save from Mamadou Samassa.

Four minutes after the interval,

Samassa was beaten as Barbosa supplied the set-piece and an unmarked Cambon was on hand to head home.

The home side nearly equalised through a set-piece of their own 10 minutes later as Claudio Beauvue got on the end of a Giresse corner but he could only head inches wide.

Barbosa nearly doubled the lead 20 minutes from time when he sent a free-kick over the bar but the game ended much how it started with Hansen getting his team out of jail.

Mana Dembele found Younousse Sankhare at the edge of the penalty area and his volley was heading for the back of the net before Hansen made a block to keep the three points safe for the visitors.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23