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May 4, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Stade Auguste Bonal
Sochaux
2-0
Nice
Pejcinovic (45'), Ayew (55')
Ayew (30'), Prcic (34'), Boukari (78')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Bautheac (31'), Cvitanich (48'), Puel (63')
Cvitanich (79')

Result: Sochaux beat Nice to boost Ligue 1 survival hopes

Sochaux beat Nice 2-0 to move within one point of safety in Ligue 1.

Sochaux have moved to within one point of safety in Ligue 1 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Nice this afternoon.

The hosts started the game very brightly and could have scored three times in the opening five minutes. Sebastien Corchia had a shot saved before Marco Ilaimaharitra and Sebastien Roudet both fired over the bar.

Sochaux French and Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Sochaux (FCSM) and Nice (OGCN) on May 4, 2014© Getty Images

Nice finally started to come into the game but it was Sochaux who threatened again in the 20th minute when Carlao's header from a Roudet corner went over.

Just as the first half was looking like ending goalless, Nice defender Nemanja Pejcinovic put the ball into his own net to provide the hosts with a lead that they just about deserved.

The goal spurred Sochaux on to start the second half strongly and they could have doubled their lead after just a few minutes as Jordan Ayew shot straight at David Ospina.

They wouldn't have to wait long for their second goal, however, as Ayew again caused problems in the box with some good movement before planting a header beyond Ospina from Corchia's cross.

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