• FT

    Bastia

    4

    Lyon

    1

  • FT

    Lille

    1

    Evian Thonon

    2

  • FT

    Lorient

    4

    Brest

    0

  • FT

    Montpellier

    1

    Troyes

    1

  • FT

    Sochaux

    1

    Valenciennes

    1

  • FT

    Reims

    1

    Rennes

    0

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Armand-Cesari-Furiani, France

Attendance: 12224

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Bastia

  • Florian Thauvin 45'
  • Anthony Modeste 56'
  • Florian Thauvin 61'
  • Wahbi Khazri 87'

4 - 1

FT

Lyon

  • Lisandro López 54'

Bastia v Lyon: Preview

Lyon coach Remi Garde wants his side to be more clinical as they travel to Bastia seeking a win that will see them close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain to one point.

OL were solid at the back but lacked ideas going forward in last weekend's goalless draw with Marseille, a result which means they have now won just three of their last eight matches.

However, with PSG facing a tough trip to St Etienne in Sunday's late game, Garde knows his side cannot slip up against relegation strugglers Bastia, last season's Ligue 2 champions.

``Bastia can ill-afford a slip-up,'' Garde said on the Ligue 1 website. ``They are fighting against relegation and are difficult to beat at home.

``We are going there to pick up points because we have dropped a lot in the last few weeks. I expect my team to do better both defensively and going forward. We need to be more clinical but must not lose our balance.''

Bastia have scored just two goals in their last eight outings, a statistic which has prevented them from capitalising on some much-improved defending since France international Mickael Landreau signed during the winter break.

``Now we just need to find a better balance,'' full-back Gilles Cioni said. ``At the start of the season we were scoring and conceding a lot. Now we are starting to get things right at the back. We need to keep defending as we have been and start scoring again.''

Anthony Modeste could feature again for Bastia after sitting out the 1-0 loss to his parent club Bordeaux last week and while Jerome Rothen is banned, Florian Thauvin is available again after suspension, as are Sylvain Marchal and Sambou Yatabare.

For Lyon, the return of Jimmy Briand and Yoann Gourcuff to fitness means Garde has virtually a full-strength squad to choose from.

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