Nov 7, 2015 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Michel d'Ornano
Caen
2-1
GuingampGuingamp
Feret (62'), Delort (71')
Delort (67')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Leveque (85')
Jacobsen (51')

Result: Caen hold on to climb to second

Caen beat Guingamp 2-1 in Ligue 1 at Stade Michel D'Ornano.

Caen have held on despite a late scare to record a 2-1 victory over Guingamp at Stade Michel D'Ornano this evening and climb to second in the Ligue 1 table.

In a quiet, stop-start opening the first clear chance of the match did not arrive until the 17th minute when Moustapha Diallo came close to putting the visitors in front by meeting Nicolas Benezet's set piece, but the midfielder could only head wide.

Apart from that opening, both sides were restricted to long-range efforts in a dull first 45 minutes, but the game sparked into life after half time.

Caen's French goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre (C) saves a shot from Guingamp's French defender Marcus Coco (2ndR) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SM Caen) and Guingamp (EA Guingamp), on November 7, 2015, at the Michel d'Ornano stadium, in Caen© Getty Images

Yannis Salibur fired narrowly wide for Guingamp on the hour mark, but just two minutes later they were behind when Julien Feret ran through the visitors defence and smashed home the game's opening goal.

Guingamp had lost only one of their last nine, but they found themselves 2-0 down with less than 20 minutes remaining as Andy Delort hit a fine second, cutting inside from the left and beating two defenders before firing past Jonas Lossl.

Dorian Leveque's late consolation had Caen sweating, but they held on for a fifth home win from seven matches this season.

Lorient's French midfielder Romain Philippoteaux and Lorient's French Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Lorient on May 16, 2015
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