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Ligue 1

Ligue 1 Live 16-2-2013

Join James Martland at 19:00 for all the latest updates and analysis for tonight’s Ligue 1 games. Manually refresh the page for the latest:

FT: Brest 1-1 Ajaccio: A result that does not really suit either side. Brest were better in the first, but Ajaccio came back them in the second. The home side are now sitting dangerously close to relegation.

FT: Lorient 2-1 Evian: A highly professional performance from the home side puts them in 7th, but just three pints behind Nice in 4th. They are right in the European mix. A poor goal difference is the only thing that is letting the team down. Evian now in the bottom three and were outclassed today, before getting a late consolation goal from a man who should have been sent off earlier in the game.

FT: Bastia 0-1 Nice: The 16 year old Maupay lifted the away side in what was a fairly even game throughout. Bastia look to be in a false position and Thauvin ran the show throughout. Really starting to show what he is capable of. Nice had the better chances, but the fact that Maupay was a full two yards offside, will leave Bastia annoyed and upset.

FT: Toulouse 2-2 Troyes: A game that suddenly roared life after Troyes scored after 78 minutes. The side in 19th place will have taken a draw before the game, but will be disappointed, having lead by two goals, with eight minutes to go. The crowd lifted Toulouse into responding. The home side’s European hopes look to be fading.

FT: Montpellier 1-0 Nancy: A vital three points for the home side, who keep their European ambitions well and truely alive after a slow start to the season. Nancy now rock bottom and lack substance up front. Survival looking less and less likely.

20:50: We are entering added time and its still all to play for in every match

20:46: GOAL TOULOUSE: I do not believe this. The home side have suddenly clicked into life, and Didot fires home to equalise, raising the stadium roof. Toulouse now pushing for the winner. Troyes have let this one slip.

20:43: GOAL TOULOUSE: And the home side are right back in it. Now Toulouse 1-2 Troyes. A Regetin freekick hits the post, before Ben Basat fires home. Come Back on?

20:41: GOAL TROYES: The struggling side double their lead through Nivet. They might pick up a vital three points here

20:41: GOAL EVIAN: Betao heads home after a ball in from Ninkovic to put Evian back in it. Undeservedly, I should add. Lorient can not loss it now, surely?

20:36: GOAL TROYES: Shock! Troyes lead after Camus plays Yattara in, who strikes the ball home. Toulouse have been the better team, but find themselves behind. They need to respond, or they can completely forget Europe for this season.

20:33: GOAL LORIENT: Monnet-Paquet doubles the home side’s lead to 2-0. No way back for Evian now. Been a great peformance from Lorient so far.

20:27: GOAL AJACCIO: 1-1 against Brest as a chipped through ball from Cavalli  plays Oliech in, who blasts the ball past the goalkeeper to level the scores. Ligue 1 has suddenly come to life this evening.

20:23: GOAL NICE: The 16 year old Maupay scores for Nice to put his side ahead. Was offside but the goal stands. Assist from Abriel. Bastia 0-1 Nice. Puel’s men lead

20:20: Ajaccio starting  to come back into the game against Brest. Still could go either way here

20:16: Ben Yedder coming on for Hermach, for Toulouse. Looking to bring attackers on to get a goal against Troyes, to keep their European hopes alive.

20:15: Thauvin gets in a strike for Bastia, but fails to hit the target. Bastia will rue missed chances if they lose this one

20:13 Lorient continuing to press at home to Evian. Looks only a matter of time until they get another one

20:07: A brilliant opportunity for Bastia here, but Antony Modeste can only strike the bar. Really should have scored

20:02: We are getting back underway around the grounds

HT: MONTPELLIER 1-0 NANCY: Once again, the away side have played fairly well, but find themselves behind. Montpellier do not look a top side, but are slowly climbing up the table into European contention. Nancy will be upset with their lack of shots on goal, and the amount of fouls they are giving away. They do not look a bad side, but just can’t pick up any points at the moment.

HT: BASTIA 0-0 NICE: Nice have had more shots and more possession, but the game, however has been fairly even. Bastia are playing through Thauvin, but lack quality up front. Nice have not shown their true quality yet, in a game they badly need to win, as those around them are currently doing so.

HT: BREST 1-0 AJACCIO: The home side lead via a Raspentino goal, and it really should be more, as they have had all the chances. Ajaccio look lost, without Mutu, who was in fine form before his injury.

HT: LORIENT 1-0 EVIAN: Its been all Lorient and they were finally rewarded with a penalty, which Aliadiere converted, after a good period of pressure. They really are looking like they could make Europe this season, which would please president Loic Fery immensely.

HT: TOULOUSE 0-0 TROYES: The freekick came to nothing, a bit like this half. Toulouse dominating and could have had a penalty late on, but they are not quite clicking up front. One would expect them to find a goal in the second half, however.

19:45: NO PENALTY: M’Bengue tucks the ball into what looked like Tabanou in the area, who is pushed over, but nothing given. Still 0-0. Toulouse now have a freekick right on the edge of the box, though, from the next move. 22 yards from the goal.

19:42: GOAL LORIENT: Aliadiere calmly converts the penalty into the bottom left corner. It had been coming. Lorient now lead Evian 1-0

19:41: PENALTY TO LORIENT: Aliadiere brought down last man by Betao, who only receives a yellow card. Should be red

19:39: Toulouse have had a goal disallowed against Troyes. They are continuing to press.

19:35: GOAL MONTPELLIER: A long ball forward finds Mournier on the left, who puts the ball in for Herrera to head home. The player looks to have hurt himself in the process. The keeper had no chance. Nancy losing again. 1-0

19:33: End to end stuff in the game between Bastia and Nice. The pick of the bunch so far.

19:31: Barthelme hits a left foot drive for Lorient, which goes just wide of the post. Lorient will fancy their chances, judging by the first half an hour. In charge here.

19:27: Bastia’s attacking play continuing to run through Thauvin. Looks a top player and Lille will be very pleased of their signing. Newcastle have missed out here.

19:24: Re Gueye: The player starting to show his quality in Ligue 1 since his loan move from Evian. Has a great eye for a pass and understanding of his teammates around him.

19:23: Troyes starting to threaten against Toulouse. A cross from Camus caused issues in the box

19:22: Lorient completely in control at home to Evian. The away side have not had a shot yet.

19:19: Bastia starting to come back into this game against Nice after a low start. Thauvin creating opportunities at the moment

19:16: Well, I am not sure whether that was a cross or shot, but the ball went flying over the crossbar. Troyes need to start making more of those opportunities

19:16: Troyes have a freekick on the edge of the are here, against Touluse. Chance to put a ball in

19:12: GOAL BREST: Ajaccio are one down. Their defense split, allowing Gueye to play a through ball to loanee Raspentino, who calmly converted into the bottom corner. 1-0

19:10: Toulouse with all the possession so far, at home to Troyes, as a freekick comes to nothing. Looking like it will be a tough game for the visitors

19:07: Nice dominating already against Bastia. Landreau has already made a crucial intervention as a ball came into the box. Still goalless

19:03 Many empty seats around the grounds tonight, which should be seen as a concern.

19:01: Montpellier with an early freekick at home to Nancy, which comes to nothing. The away side desperately need to pick up at least a point tonight.

19:00 We are now getting underway around the grounds:

Troyes team to face Toulouse: Thuram, Faussurier, Jarjat, Bréchet, N’Sakala, Othon, N’Goyi, Camus, Nivet, Darbion, Jean.

Toulouse team to face Troyes: Ahamada, Aurier, Yago, Abdennour, M’Bengue, Hermach, Djalo, Didot, Capoue, Tabanou, Ben Basat.

Nancy team to face Montpellier: Gregorini, Jebbour, Sane, Jeanvier, Muratori, Puygrenier, Mangani, Moukandjo, Karaboue, Ayasse, Efoulou.

Montpellier team to face Nancy: Jourdren, Bedimo, Hilton, Congré, El Kaoutari, Estrada, Pitau, Utaka, Belhanda, Mounier, Herrera

Evian team to face Lorient: Laquait, Betao, Angoula, Djadjedje, Tie Bi, Barbosa, Wass, Nickovic, Sorlin, Sagbo, Khlifa

Lorient team to face Evian: Audard, Kone, Ecuele Manga, Mareque, Lautoa, Gassama, Jouffre, Reale, Barthelme, Aliadiere, Monnet-Paquet.

Ajaccio team to face Brest: Ochoa, Chalme, Zubar, Poulard, Saad, Faty, Mostefa, Cavalli, Lasne, Diarra, Oliech

Brest team to face Ajaccio: Thebaux, Martial, Mendy, Lejeune, Ferradj, Gueye, Raspentino, Chafni, Sissoko, Ayite, Benschop

Nice team to face Bastia: Ospina, Civelli, Pejcinovic, Abriel, Anin, Digard, Eysseric, Puel, Bautheac, Kolodziejczak, Maupay

Bastia team to face Nice: Landreau, Cioni, Harek, Marchal, Khazri, Palmieri, Rothen, Sable, Yatabare, Modeste, Thauvin.

Earlier: Marseille 1-0 Valenciennes
Yesterday: Lille 2-0 Rennes

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