Reims 2 - 4 Montpellier

Match info: Ligue 1 at Auguste Delaune

Date: 01/02/2014 KO: 19:00 Ref: Bartolomeu Varela Att: 13,803

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Floyd Ayite 58
Abdelhamid El Kaoutari 65 (og)



Joris Marveaux 29
Remy Cabella 46,55
M'Baye Niang 69

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: January 31 2014, 16:16 GMT

Montpellier defender Daniel Congre has warned his team-mates they cannot afford to sit back and relax despite a four-match unbeaten run which has pulled them away from the Ligue 1 drop zone.

Daniel Congre: We're keepng calm
Daniel Congre: We're keepng calm

Draws against Bastia and Monaco were followed by victories over Sochaux and Rennes, giving Rolland Courbis' men a six-point cushion over the bottom three.

Montpellier will be looking to keep that run going on their trip to Reims on Saturday, and Congre believes they must keep their cool but not switch off.

"Calm is the key word," he told the club's website.

"During periods when everything goes wrong, we really focus hard and try to go back to basics. And during times when things go a little better, the danger would be to relax and this is not our mindset.

"We're going there to get a result and try to get some points to secure our safety as soon as possible.

"But this won't just happen and we will have to be on top form on Saturday because playing Reims in Reims is not an easy task."

Reims are another of the form teams in Ligue 1 with just one defeat in their last seven matches.

However, goals have been hard to come by most of the season and coach Hubert Fournier is keen to address that problem.

He told a press conference: "We need to create more chances, one or two is not enough for us to win a match.

"Some games it might be enough but we have to push a little further forward in attack and be more efficient in the final 20 metres if we want to take away three points.

"I feel we are progressing in this area but there is still work to be done."

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