Paris (AFP)

Auxerre captain Birama Touré (35th) found the loophole shortly before half-time with a good volley to allow his team to win.

After two draws and especially a rout against Toulouse 6-0 on the last day, the Auxerrois were forgiven in front of their audience and resumed their march forward, 5th (23 pts) just two lengths from the podium.

Bastia is for its part 19th and first relegation, overtaken by Amiens who won in Valenciennes (3-0) on Saturday.

Faced with the enterprising Bastiais but ultimately not very dangerous and often offside in the first period, like Idriss Saadi's goal refused fifteen minutes into the game, Jean-Marc Furlan's men waited for one of their first opportunities to take the lead.

On a deflected corner, Birama Touré managed the perfect volley to deceive Thomas Vincensini and score the only goal of the game, his first of the season.

The Corsicans pushed in the last half hour without succeeding in finding the fault, and remain on three meetings without victory and without a goal scored.

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