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Stade Nungesser 15th September 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: L Jaffredo

Valenc'nes Valenciennes vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

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Bordeaux fire a blank

Last Updated: 15/09/12 9:52pm

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Vincent Aboubakar and Gregory Sertic battle for the ball

Vincent Aboubakar and Gregory Sertic battle for the ball

Bordeaux boss Francis Gillot's call for his side to take more of their chances fell on deaf ears as they were held to a goalless draw at Valenciennes.

Gillot had been happy with his team's unbeaten start but urged them be more ruthless in front of goal, only to watch them draw a blank.

By the finish, he might have been grateful just to get a point as Valenciennes enjoyed the better of the game and came closest to breaking the deadlock with a Rudy Mater effort that crashed back off the crossbar.

Bordeaux had the first real chance of the game, but Benoit Tremoulinas' low drive skimmed the outside of the right post.

At the other end, Mathieu Dossevi tried to lob Cedric Carrasso from the edge of the area but the goalkeeper managed to snatch the ball.

Carraso then kept out Dossevi's 30-yard free-kick while, at the other end, Ludovic Obraniak saw his snap-shot punched clear by

Nicolas Penneteau.

Mater then went as close as anyone would in the match with a first-time volley that rattled the frame of Carrasso's goal.

Dossevi then tested Carrasso's reflexes once more before the break with a free-kick on the left, but the goalkeeper made the block in time.

There were early chances for both teams in the second half, with Penneteau keeping out a strong effort from Obraniak before Mater fired narrowly wide for Valenciennes.

The match then went quiet, with few sights of goal until late on.

There were 10 minutes left when Cheick Diabate's effort was turned away for a Bordeaux corner, and then in injury time Valenciennes' Dossevi saw Carrasso claw his effort away under the crossbar.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 89
2 Monaco 38 80
3 Lille 38 71
4 St Etienne 38 69
5 Lyon 38 61
6 Marseille 38 60
7 Bordeaux 38 53
8 Lorient 38 49
9 Toulouse 38 49
10 Bastia 38 49
11 Reims 38 48
12 Rennes 38 46
13 Nantes 38 46
14 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 44
15 Montpellier 38 42
16 Guingamp 38 42
17 Nice 38 42
18 Sochaux 38 40
19 Valenciennes 38 29
20 AC Ajaccio 38 23