Ligue 1

Ligue 1 hopefuls Lille, Nantes win

Lille's Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Lille's Czech defender David Rozehnal celebrate
Lille keeper Vincent Enyeama (R) celebrates his side's win over Ajaccio.
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Lille moved up to fourth as they dismantled Ajaccio 3-0.

Pape Souare's header was all the hosts had to show for a first half of utter dominance and the one-way traffic continued after the break, yielding two more goals.

Salomon Kalou created the first for Idrissa Gueye and then netted the third himself to complete at 3-0 success.

Second-half goals from Jeremy Sorbon and Mustapha Yatabare helped Guingamp to their second win in three league games as they edged to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Rennes.

Sorbon opened the scoring three minutes after the interval, while their cause was helped greatly by Portugal international Nelson Oliveira's dismissal just after the hour mark.

Yatabare ensured there was no way back for Rennes as Guingamp made their one-man advantage pay as they bounced back from last week's defeat at Nice in style.

Filip Djordjevic scored a first-half double to set up a comfortable 3-0 home win for Nantes over Evian.

Djordjevic found the net in the second and 34th minutes as Nantes took a two-goal lead into the break before defender Papy Djilobodji sealed the win shortly after the hour mark.

The result sees Nantes move up into fifth while Evian slip to 15th place.

Wissam Ben Yedder's first-half goal secured Toulouse a 1-0 victory over Nice at the Stade Municipal.

Ben Yedder scored with a nodded effort in the 34th minute having connected with a delightful cross from Martin Braithwaite.

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Valenciennes were spared an eighth defeat in nine league matches as Eloge Enza Yamissi's stoppage-time strike earned a 1-1 draw with Reims at Stade du Hainaut.

The league's bottom side were on course to draw yet another blank when Prince Oniangue fired the visitors in front after half an hour, but Enza Yamissi's last-gasp leveller earned them a deserved share of the spoils after seeing Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa put on an inspired display.

On Friday night, Lorient's worst start to a season took another forgettable turn as they were hammered 4-1 by Bastia in Corsica.

The struggling visitors just about held a grip in the game at half-time when Mathieu Coutadeur pulled a goal back after Ryad Boudebouz and Wahbi Khazri's penalty rewarded Bastia's dominance.

But the hosts took charge after the break with Milos Krasic and Romaric on target before Larry Azouni saw red for a sliding studs-up tackle on Julian Palmieri.

Victory ensured Bastia remained unbeaten at home the the league this season

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