Caen beats Nancy 1-0 to move out of relegation zone

CAEN, France (AP) " Forward Ronny Rodelin's fifth goal of the season helped Caen move out of the relegation zone after a 1-0 win against Nancy in the French league on Tuesday.

Rodelin finished confidently in the 24th minute, collecting a long throw in, skipping past Modou Diagne and placing the ball through the legs of Belarus goalkeeper Sergey Chernik.

Nancy's hopes of equalizing took a blow when 18-year-old defender Faitout Maouassa received a second yellow card and was sent off in the 78th for fouling Rodelin, whose free kick was saved by Chernik.

The win ended a run of three straight defeats without scoring for Normandy-based Caen, which moved up to 15th place.

But Nancy dropped into 18th spot after losing its fourth straight game without scoring.

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