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French Ligue 1

Auguste Delaune 4th May 2014 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: S Ennjimi

Reims Reims vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

Reims 1

P Oniangue (30)


Evian 0

Evian still in trouble

Last Updated: 04/05/14 8:52pm

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Reims' Antoine Conte (left) vies with Evian's Daniel Wass

Reims' Antoine Conte (left) vies with Evian's Daniel Wass

Evian remain in real danger of relegation after a late missed penalty cost them a draw at Reims and kept them just one point outside the Ligue 1 drop zone.

Defender Cedric Mongongu's unconvincing effort straight at goalkeeper Lossi Agassa in the 86th minute could yet prove very costly to his side's survival hopes.

As it was, Prince Oniangue's strike on 30 minutes was enough to clinch victory for the hosts and leave their opponents still deep in trouble near the foot of the table.

Evian face Nice next week but it is the trip to Sochaux, who currently occupy the final relegation spot, on the final day of the season which is likely to prove critical.

Reims striker Floyd Ayite's early free-kick crashed back off a post before Evian's Daniel Wass almost scored direct from a corner, his curling cross only denied by the frame of the goal.

On the half-hour, Oniangue struck when a driving run from Grzegorz Krychowiak into the penalty area saw the midfielder cut the ball back for his team-mate to convert easily.

Ayite almost doubled the lead just before half-time but his right-footed volley was narrowly off target.

Evian stepped things up after the break, with Kevin Berigaud's header just missing, but Odair Fortes replied by bringing an excellent reflex save from Jesper Hansen before Krychowiak drove against the post from 25 yards.

The visitors were gifted a way back into the game when Agassa brought down Wass, but Mongongu failed to deliver from the spot.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 22 48
2 Marseille 22 44
3 Paris St Germain 22 44
4 St Etienne 22 40
5 Monaco 22 39
6 Montpellier 22 35
7 Bordeaux 22 33
8 Nice 22 31
9 Nantes 22 31
10 Rennes 22 30
11 Reims 22 29
12 Guingamp 22 28
13 Lille 22 27
14 Bastia 22 23
15 Lorient 22 23
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 22 23
17 Toulouse 22 22
18 Caen 22 21
19 RC Lens 22 20
20 Metz 22 20