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French Ligue 1

Stade Louis II (ATT 8,917) 17th August 2010 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: P Kalt

Monaco Monaco vs Montpellier Montpellier

Monaco held at home

Rearranged fixture fails to rain goals

Last Updated: 17/08/10 9:29pm

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Park: Hit the post

Park: Hit the post

Monaco made it back-to-back 0-0 draws to start the season after being held at home by Montpellier in their rearranged Ligue 1 fixture.

The game had originally been scheduled for last weekend only to be called off due to heavy rain and Tuesday's encounter failed to produce any goals.

Montpellier had the first chance, when Olivier Giroud was released on the left and he passed to Souleymane Camara whose shot went slightly wide.

The visitors were then grateful to goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren who kept out Thomas Mangini's free-kick which was heading for the top corner.

Monaco were dominating in attack, Daniel Niculae sending a snap-shot inches over before the hosts almost scored through Chu-Young Park whose header came back off the left post.

Both sides were full of attacking intent and shortly afterwards Montpellier went close when Hasan Kabze crossed for Giroud who put a header just wide.

The second half was much the same, Camara just missing with a header from Estrada's free-kick before Monaco keeper Stephane Ruffier pulled off a superb save after Giroud controlled the ball, turned and fired in a shot.

A minute later and Montpellier keeper Jourdren made a fine save as he backtracked and palmed away Park's lob.

Guy Lacombe's side had opened their campaign with a scoreless draw against Lyon while Montpellier enjoyed an impressive win against Bordeaux.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 18 37
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Bordeaux 18 31
6 Monaco 18 29
7 Rennes 18 28
8 Nantes 18 27
9 Montpellier 18 25
10 Reims 18 25
11 Nice 18 22
12 Lille 17 21
13 Guingamp 18 21
14 Lorient 18 20
15 Toulouse 18 20
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
17 Metz 18 19
18 Bastia 18 17
19 RC Lens 18 16
20 Caen 18 14