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Francois-Coty (ATT 5,534) 10th May 2014 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: P Kalt

AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio vs Reims Reims

AC Ajaccio 2

J Tallo (3)
G Perozo (6)

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Reims 1

P Oniangue (40)

Home comforts for Ajaccio

Last Updated: 10/05/14 11:43pm

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Grenddy Perozo: On target for Ajaccio

Grenddy Perozo: On target for Ajaccio

Relegated Ajaccio sent their fans away for the summer with at least something to cheer about after beating Reims 2-1 on the final day at the Stade Francois-Coty.

L'ours , who knew they would remain bottom of the Ligue 1 table whatever the outcome, took a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals in the opening five minutes from Gadji Tallo and Grenddy Perozo.

Although Prince Oniangue halved the deficit for Reims just before the break it was not enough, with Tallo missing an opportunity to extend Ajaccio's advantage from the penalty spot in the second half.

Reims finished the campaign without a win on the road since February 8 at Guingamp, while Ligue 2-bound Ajaccio's final day salvo was only their fourth victory of the season.

Tallo opened the scoring with his seventh strike of the season in the third minute, smashing home on the rebound after Reims keeper Kossi Agassa punched Claude Goncalves' venomous right-footed shot into his path.

Agassa was left picking the ball out of his net for a second time two minutes later, before Reims even had time to think about a comeback.

Defender Perozo struck on the volley direct from Benoit Pedretti's corner to give the hosts a chance of bowing out of Ligue 1 in style.

But as the first half wore on Reims started to impose themselves, with Nicolas De Preville forcing a good save from Guillermo Ochoa in the 38th minute, before they got a breakthrough three minutes later.

Midfielder Oniangue pounced onto a goal-line clearance from Goncalves after Grzegorz Krychowiak's corner to score his 10th of the season and make it 2-1.

The visitors almost made it level at half-time, with Oniangue again going close with an unmarked header, but Ochoa was equal to it.

Tallo had a golden opportunity to put the result out of sight in the 69th minute after Ajaccio were given a penalty when Antoine Conte handled in the box.

The Ajaccio front man's soft spot kick was disappointing and Agassa saved comfortably, but it mattered little in the end as the hosts saw out the victory.

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French Ligue 1

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