• FT

    Marseille

    2

    Evian Thonon

    0

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    Bastia

    2

    Valenciennes

    0

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    Nice

    2

    Rennes

    1

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    St Etienne

    1

    Guingamp

    0

  • FT

    Reims

    2

    Lille

    1

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    Toulouse

    1

    Bordeaux

    1

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Armand-Cesari-Furiani, France

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Bastia

  • Gianni Bruno 76'
  • Adama Ba 79'

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Valenciennes coach Daniel Sanchez is hoping his side can build on their perfect start to the new Ligue 1 campaign when they travel to Bastia.

Les Atheniens head to Stade Armand Cesari on the back of an impressive 3-0 opening week win over Toulouse.

However, Sanchez knows his team cannot afford to think they will have things all their own way again this weekend.

``It wasn't perfect, but we knew that would be the case. There is more work to do, but we showed that there is a solid basis to build on,'' he said.

``But it is important to start well because we know it can set the tone for various aspects of a club's season.''

Defender Lindsay Rose (thigh) could return, but midfielder Abdou Camara and striker Francis Massampu continue their rehabilitation from respective knee problems.

Bastia, meanwhile, will be out to avoid a second successive defeat after they went down 2-0 at Nantes, who were promoted back to the top flight last season.

Coach Frederic Hantz said: ``We made too many errors. We know that we'll have to play much more precisely in future especially in the last 30 meters That's the lesson we need to learn.

``Things, though, are still under construction. Even tomorrow, we will not be ready yet.

``But there was a collective awareness in training this week. The relationship between all of us have hardened in the right direction.''

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