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Apr 18, 2015 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Armand Cesari
Bastia
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Reims
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Result: Reims move three points clear of Ligue 1 drop zone

Reims move three points clear of the Lige 1 drop zone with a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Bastia.

Reims moved three points clear of the Ligue 1 drop zone on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Bastia at Armand Cesari.

Former Liverpool striker David Ngog gave the visitors a great start when he netted after just five minutes.

Reims' French forward David Ngog celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Bastia (SCB) and Reims (SR) in the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on April18, 2015© Getty Images

Aissa Mandi doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time to put Reims firmly in the driving seat against their fellow strugglers.

However, Giovanni Sio struck for Bastia just two minutes into the second period with a smart finish.

Bastia began to exert some pressure and Alphonse Areola made saves from Prince Oniangue and Diego in quick succession.

The visitors held on to take the points, and the defeat leaves Bastia two points above Lorient, who currently occupy the final spot in the relegation zone in France's top division.

The victory was Olivier Guegan's first since taking over as Reims boss earlier this month.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG1313004573839
2Lille1382321101126
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier137422081225
4Lyon137332316724
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne136521917223
6Marseille137152421322
7Nice136251014-420
8StrasbourgStrasbourg134632016418
9Reims13454812-417
10NantesNantes134452018216
11Bordeaux134451415-116
12Rennes134451619-316
13Angers134361719-215
14Nimes133551820-214
15Toulouse133551121-1014
16AmiensAmiens134181321-813
17Caen132651116-512
18Dijon133281223-1111
19MonacoMonaco131481222-107
20GuingampGuingamp13148928-197

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