Own goal leads Nantes over slipping Bordeaux in Ligue 1
A freak own goal helped Nantes to a 2-1 win over Bordeaux, struggling Bastia beat Rennes and a double from Brazilian Diego Rigonato helped Reims past Evian in Ligue 1 action on Saturday.
Nantes ended their three-match losing run thanks to Jordan Veretout’s opener, cancelled out by Kian Hansen’s own goal.
In the 66th minute Bordeaux’s young Slovenian reserve keeper Azbe Jug haplessly scored the decider when the ball, rebounding off a post, struck him on the head and ended up in his own net.
Nantes remain seventh with Bordeaux in fifth, on 31 points, one behind Saint-Etienne who face Nice on Sunday.
Also on Sunday Paris Saint-Germain are at lowly Guingamp and leaders Marseille are at south coast rivals AS Monaco.
Sixth-placed Rennes were thwarted 2-0 at Bastia, playing much of the game a man down after Fallou Diagne’s 26th minute red card.
A first half stoppage time goal from Ryad Boudebouz and Yannick Cahuzac’s effort nine minutes from time earned Bastia a precious fourth win of the season.
They climbed one place into third from bottom, on 17 points, one behind Guingamp.
Reims’ Brazilian midfielder Rigonato scored either side of the break in Reims’ pulsating defeat of Evian, while on a high-scoring day in the French top flight Lens came from behind to salvage a 3-3 draw at Montpellier.
On Friday, Ligue 1’s leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette grabbed a double as Lyon beat bottom club Caen 3-0 to make it eight consecutive home wins.
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Published: December 14, 2014 04:00 AM