Dec 4, 2013 at 6pm UK at ​Stade Francois Coty
Ajaccio
1-1
Bastia
Eduardo (83')
Goncalves (7'), Dielna (37')
Nadeau (62')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Raspentino (9')
Palmieri (79')

Result: Ajaccio snatch late draw at Bastia

Eduardo scores an equaliser in the final 10 minutes to rescue Ajaccio a 1-1 draw against Bastia in Ligue 1.

Eduardo scored an 83rd-minute equaliser to earn Ajaccio a 1-1 draw against Bastia at the Stade Francois Coty in Ligue 1.

Florian Raspentino had given Bastia the lead but Eduardo stole a point for the hosts, despite being down to 10 men after Joshua Nadeau was sent off.

Ajaccio's Eduardo celebrates after scoring the equalising goal against Bastia during their Ligue 1 match on December 4, 2013© AFP

It was the away side who made the better start, and went ahead in the ninth minute. Ryad Boudebouz stung the palms of Guillermo Ochoa from range, who pushed the ball into the path of Raspentino on the left of the box. The striker still had a lot to do, but managed to control the ball on the right of the six-yard box before drilling a low shot past Ochoa at the near post for the opener.

Things got worse for the home side with half-an-hour left to play when Nadeau was shown a straight-red card for raising a high foot when challenging Adama Ba.

Bastia's Florian Raspentino celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Ajaccio during their Ligue 1 match on December 4, 2013© AFP

However, despite their disadvantage, Ajaccio got themselves level just seven minutes from time. Eduardo latched onto a defence-splitting through-ball before confidently dinking the ball over the head of the onrushing Mickael Landreau, who was making his 603rd Ligue 1 appearance to set a new record, to equalise for the hosts and spoil the goalkeeper's big night.

The point leaves Ajaccio 19th in the table, while Bastia are eighth.

Bastia's French goalkeeper Mickael Landreau walks on the pitch prior to the French L1 football match Bastia (SCB) against Rennes on November 9, 2013
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