Guingamp, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Christophe Mandanne netted goals on either side of the intermission on Wednesday as Guingamp claimed a comfortable 4-1 win over Caen at the Stade du Roudourou to lift itself off the bottom of the table.
It's been a rough go for Guingamp over the past few matches as the club enters Wednesday riding a four-match losing streak across all competitions, including a 2-0 loss to Evian in league play last time out.
Mandanne opened the scoring for the home side after just four minutes, but Alaeddine Yahia pulled back an equalizer for Caen in the 17th minute.
Thibault Giresse gave Guingamp the lead in the 21st minute and Claudio Beauvue fired home a penalty kick in the 61st minute to make it a two-goal advantage after the visiting side was reduced to 10 men thanks to a straight red card issued to Jean-Jacques Pierre.
Mandanne completed his double two minutes after Pierre was sent off and Beauvue finished his double 12 minutes from time to make it a 5-1 game.
Caen failed to mount much of an offensive charge over the final 12 minutes and succumbed to its eighth defeat of the season, extending the club's winless run five matches.
Also in Ligue 1 on Wednesday, defending champions Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 1-1 draw against Lille at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole.
Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for PSG in the 29th minute, but Lille battled back to equalize via a Salvatore Sirigu own goal four minutes prior to the intermission.
The result pulls PSG to within one point of Marseille for the top spot, while Lille remains in 15th place in the table on 17 points.
Daniel Wass and Clarck Nsikulu scored second-half goals as Evian claimed a 2-1 win over Bastia, while Florentin Pogba and Paul Baysse scored opening-half tallies as Saint Etienne earned a 2-0 result over Montpellier.
Paul-Georges Ntep De Madiba and Anders Konradsen scored for Rennes in a 2-1 win over Nice, while Metz and Bordeaux played to a scoreless draw.