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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 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23

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