PARIS (AFP) – A freak own goal helped Nantes to a 2-1 win over Bordeaux, struggling Bastia beat Rennes and a brace from Brazilian Diego Rigonato helped Reims past Evian in Ligue 1 action on Saturday.
Nantes ended their three-match losing run thanks to Jordan Veretout’s opener, cancelled out by Kian Hansen’s own goal.
In the 66th minute Bordeaux’s young Slovenian reserve keeper Azbe Jug haplessly scored the decider when the ball, rebounding off a post, struck him on the head and ended up in his own net.
Nantes remain seventh with Bordeaux in fifth, on 31 points, one behind Saint-Etienne who face Nice on Sunday.
Also on Sunday Paris Saint-Germain are at lowly Guingamp and leaders Marseille are at south coast rivals Monaco.
Sixth-placed Rennes were thwarted 2-0 at Bastia, playing much of the game a man down after Fallou Diagne’s 26th minute red card.