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    Rennes

    2

    Sochaux

    2

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    AC Ajaccio

    1

    Lille

    3

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    Nancy

    0

    St Etienne

    3

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    Evian Thonon

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    Montpellier

    1

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    Troyes

    0

    Bastia

    0

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    Valenciennes

    0

    Toulouse

    0

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Valenciennes coach Daniel Sanchez has challenged his team to produce a response from their ``shattering'' last-gasp defeat at Marseille when they host Toulouse.

Sanchez's side looked to be on their way to a hard-earned point at Stade Velodrome, before Rod Fanni scored in what was the fourth minute of stoppage-time.

Sanchez knows his men must recover their composure at both ends of the pitch to secure a result which would rekindle their fading hopes of a top-six finish.

``It is infuriating to have conceded a goal in the final seconds as it meant we couldn't reply. The players were shattered by that,'' he said.

``Now, though, we must have enough confidence in ourselves to say that we can both defend and attack, and not just focus on the defensive side.''

Midfielder Remi Gomis feels the team can build on last week's efforts. He told the club's website: ``In Marseille it was solid defensively, this bodes well because we had the right mindset.

``We want to start from the front after this setback in Marseille.

``Toulouse are going through a bit of a rough patch, but they will come to take points, so it will be a difficult game.''

Toulouse are a point behind Valenciennes in 12th place following last weekend's 2-2 home draw with strugglers Troyes.

Despite having not recorded a Ligue 1 victory since beating Nancy on January 19, coach Alain Casanova sees no reason why his team cannot have a positive end to the campaign.

``If we have the opportunity to have a good dynamic, why not look up?'' he told reporters.

``Since we started again (after the Christmas break), our record has not been terrible and we played well against PSG despite the result.

``We want to finish as high as possible, but first we must maintain our form.''

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