St Etienne go 4th sinking Marseille 2-0; Rennes draw with Ajaccio; Nancy relegated; Reims stay up

St Etienne 2 – Marseille 0 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) First half goals from Loic Perrin and Brandao fired Les Verts in fourth, just behind Lyon in the race for the Champions League.

Rennes 1 – Ajaccio 1 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) Fousseni Diawara gave the strugglers an early lead before Mevlut Erding found an equaliser for the hosts just before half time.

Evian 2 – Valenciennes 0 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) Goals from the hosts in the first 12 minutes stunned Valenciennes as Saber Khelifa and Fabrice Ehret’s strikes proved decisive.

Nancy 1 – Bastia 2 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) Bastia went 1-0 up on 47 minutes, Ilan Araujo turning in Anthony Modeste’s pass from close range. Then on the hour mark Sebastien Puygrenier restored parity for Nancy when he shot home from just yards out after collecting Mangani’s corner. However, Bastia regained their advantage in the 72nd minute when Modeste found the target with a long-range effort, consigning Nancy to Ligue 2 next season.

Troyes 1 – Bordeaux 0 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) A Fabien Camus goal has given Troyes an outside chance of Ligue 1 survival.

Sochaux 1 – Toulouse 2 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) Issiaga Sylla and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro put the visitors in front before Giovanni Sio pulled one back just before the break.

Reims 1 – Lorient 0 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013) Grzegorz Krychowiak scored the only goal of the game as Reims confirmed their survival in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over Lorient.

Montpellier 0 – Lille 0 (Ligue 1, May 18, 2013)