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Auguste Delaune 29th March 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: O Thual

Reims Reims vs Lorient Lorient

Reims 1

O Fortes (49)


Lorient 1

V Aboubakar (pen 45+3)

Lorient halt losing streak

Last Updated: 29/03/14 10:37pm

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Odaïr Fortes keeps tabs on Kevin Monnet-Paquet

Odaïr Fortes keeps tabs on Kevin Monnet-Paquet

Vincent Aboukar scored a first-half penalty as Lorient halted a two-match losing streak to claim a point from their 1-1 Ligue 1 draw against Reims at Stade Auguste Delaune.

The visitors took the lead through Aboukar's penalty in first-half stoppage time before Odair Fortes struck back four minutes after the break for Hubert Fournier's side.

The point - which was only the home side's second in their past four league games - leaves Reims in seventh, while Christian Gourcuff's men remain 12th before Sunday's clashes between Lille and Guingamp, and Rennes and Bastia.

The match took a while to get going but it was Lorient that could have taken the lead after 17 minutes had Jeremy Aliadiere managed to get past goalkeeper Kossi Agassa, who blocked the former Middlesbrough striker's close-range volley.

The away side continued to press and five minutes before the break, Kevin Monnet-Paquet freed Lamine Gassamajust outside the penalty box, but his thunderbolt was deflected over the bar by Agassa.

Their goal finally came in the second minute of added time after Togo international Agassa fouled Aliadiere and Aboukar stepped up and made no mistake as he sent the ball to the right for his 13th goal of the season as Agassa moved left.

But the home side struck back four minutes into the second half as Gaetan Charbonnier picked out Fortes with a backward pass to confuse the visiting goalkeeper as his fellow striker smashed the ball home from close range to level the scores.

Lorient almost took the lead for the second time after 70 minutes as Raphael Guerreiro released Aboubakar, who was unmarked on the right, and he tried a lob on Agassa - but the keeper held his shot out.

The home side were also looking for a winner which almost came with five minutes to go, but Gaetan Courtet's shot sailed over the bar.

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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