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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)

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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 Paris St Germain 35 74
2 Lyon 35 71
3 Monaco 35 65
4 Marseille 35 60
5 St Etienne 35 60
6 Bordeaux 35 56
7 Montpellier 35 53
8 Lille 35 53
9 Rennes 35 50
10 Guingamp 35 46
11 Nantes 35 44
12 Bastia 35 43
13 Nice 35 42
14 Caen 35 39
15 Lorient 35 39
16 Toulouse 35 39
17 Reims 35 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 35 37
19 Metz 35 30
20 RC Lens 35 26