FRENCH LIGUE 1

Armand-Cesari-Furiani, France

Attendance: 847

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Bastia

  • Jerome Rothen 9'
  • Anthony Modeste 13'
  • Sambou Yatabaré 26'
  • Anthony Modeste 63'

4 - 2

FT

AS Nancy Lorraine

  • Benjamin Moukandjo 51'
  • Andre Luiz 76'

Bastia v AS Nancy Lorraine: Preview

Bastia midfielder Julien Sable insists his team will be fighting a sense of injustice as well as Nancy when they take on the bottom club in Ligue 1 tomorrow.

The match will be played on a neutral ground at the Stade J Laville in Gueugnon because of security fears stemming from several incidents at the Corsican club's home stadium earlier this season.

Sable, 32, believes Bastia do not get fair treatment and he told the club's official website: ``Half a fault on the field turns into Bastia's fault. When you have the jersey of Bastia, a yellow card is red.

``It is more difficult to communicate with the referees, even for an experienced player like me. A form of helplessness and anger can arise on the field.

``We have to fight some injustice. This is what we are going to try to do tomorrow and for the remaining half of the season.''

The match pitches the worst defence in Ligue 1, Bastia have conceded 39 goals, against the worst attack, Nancy have scored just 13.

The three points are crucial with Bastia lying 16th with 19 points and Nancy having amassed just 11, seven points from safety and in danger of being cut adrift.

Nancy need to break free from a damaging sequence of six draws, the last five ending 1-1. Nancy defender Joel Sami is expecting a tough match against a side who were promoted last season.

He said: ``This is an experienced side who have gleaned some good results. It will not be easy as they will be very angry after the decision of the LFP (French Football League) to play the match on a neutral ground.''

Bastia defender Gael Angoula misses the game with a strained thigh.

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