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French Ligue 1

Abbe-Deschamps 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: S Moreira

Bastia Bastia vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

Bastia 0

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Evian 0

Another draw for Evian

Last Updated: 02/02/13 10:12pm

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Evian kept a clean sheet

Evian kept a clean sheet

Evian edged two points clear of the relegation zone after they grabbed a third successive Ligue 1 draw at Bastia.

The hosts came closest to a winner just before half-time when Claudio Beauvue crashed a shot against the post.

But in the end both seemed content for a point with edged Evian further away from danger while Bastia, who had lost their past two, are now six points above the drop zone.

Beauvue had the first chance of the game on two minutes when Florian Thauvin played him though but his low shot was turned away for a corner by Bertrand Laquait.

Bastia bossed the first half and Thauvin's first-time shot was straight at Laquiat after Julian Palmieri's jinking run into the area.

Julien Sable then saw a volley cleared for a corner by Daniel Wass deflected on corner.

Evian had to wait until the 38th minute for their first effort on goal but it almost brought them the lead.

Mickael Landreau made an excellent reflex save to keep out Kevin Berigaud's shot at close quarters after Milos Ninkovic's pass opened the defence.

Bastia survived the scare before the woodwork denied them an opener on 44 minutes. Beauvue's first-time shot at the top of the area rebounded to safety after Sable had freed him into space.

The second half was a sedate affair as both sides cautiously moved towards grabbing a point.

Bastia briefly threatened on 70 minutes when Toifilou Maoulida's effort was deflected for a corner by Laquait.

Evian again came close, Sidney Govou firing inches wide, before Wahbi Khazri fizzed a shot just over at the other end.

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French Ligue 1

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