MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 13:24:19
May 10, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Route de Lorient
Rennes
1-2
Sochaux
Ntep (72')
Moreira (52'), Toivonen (85')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Ayew (33'), Mayuka (77')
Contout (35'), Marange (44'), Ayew (52')

Result: Sochaux survival hopes still alive after Rennes victory

Sochaux beat Rennes 2-1 to keeps the Ligue 1 survival hopes going.

Sochaux can still avoid relegation from Ligue 1 after they registered a narrow win over Rennes on Saturday.

The visitors were ahead just after the half-hour mark when Julien Faussurier's through-ball reached Jordan Ayew and the Ghanaian dispatched his shot past Benoit Costil.

Stade, who all but confirmed their place in the top flight for next season after beating champions Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, failed to reach that level in the opening half.

Indeed, Sebastien Roudet's shot on 30 minutes was the only effort on target for Rennes in the first half.

Sochaux looked more likely to score again and Florian Marange may think he ought to have converted at least one of his two chances midway through the second half.

The hosts relied on Paul-Georges Ntep, the hero from Paris in midweek to pull them back on terms 18 minutes from time.

However, the game was won on 77 minutes when Roudet's corner reached the head of Emmanuel Mayuka who netted to the delight of the travelling support.

The result leaves Sochaux needing to win their final game against Evian next Saturday to relegate their opponents.

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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
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