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Francois-Coty 12th April 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Sebastien Desiage

AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

AC Ajaccio 1

M Mostefa (85)

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Bordeaux 1

Jussie (62)

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Last Updated: 12/04/14 10:07pm

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Mehdi Mostefa scores for Ajaccio

Mehdi Mostefa scores for Ajaccio

Mehdi Mostefa's late equaliser earned Ajaccio a stay of execution in Ligue 1 as the Corsicans fought back to draw 1-1 with Bordeaux.

Ajaccio's relegation would have been confirmed if they had failed to find a reply to Jussie's 62nd-minute opener. With five minutes remaining, the bottom club did muster a response - through Mostefa's superb volley.

However, they were still left needing a miracle to survive - 15 points adrift of safety with only five games left.

Ajaccio began brightly, with Joshua Nadeau sending a volley into the side-netting and Claude Dielna forcing the goalkeeper into a good save with a curling free-kick.

It was not until just after the half-hour mark that Bordeaux threatened.

First Guillaume Hoarau forced Guillermo Ochoa into a decent reflex save with a far-post header and then shortly afterwards Diego Rolan worked the Ajaccio goalkeeper again with a 20-yard shot.

Benoit Pedretti stung the palms of Cedric Carrasso with a volley from just inside the area just before half-time, and the Bordeaux goalkeeper was called upon again the other side of the break to deny Mostefa.

The visitors made the breakthrough when Jussie was on hand to volley home from close range following Gregory Sertic's far-post free-kick.

Ajaccio were down at this stage, unless they could respond. But, following a goalmouth scramble in the 85th minute, the ball eventually fell at the feet of Mostefa, and the Algeria international sent a right-footed volley into the top corner.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 18 37
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Bordeaux 18 31
6 Monaco 18 29
7 Rennes 18 28
8 Nantes 18 27
9 Montpellier 18 25
10 Reims 18 25
11 Nice 18 22
12 Lille 17 21
13 Guingamp 18 21
14 Lorient 18 20
15 Toulouse 18 20
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
17 Metz 18 19
18 Bastia 18 17
19 RC Lens 18 16
20 Caen 18 14