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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 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 33 56
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Nice 33 39
14 Rennes 33 38
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20

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