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Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani 27th April 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: F Fautrel

Bastia Bastia vs Toulouse Toulouse

Bastia 0


Drab draw for Bastia and Toulouse

Last Updated: 27/04/13 10:31pm

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Wissam Ben Yedder: Saw an effort saved in low-key clash

Wissam Ben Yedder: Saw an effort saved in low-key clash

Bastia and Toulouse did little to set pulses racing as they played out a drab Ligue 1 stalemate that leaves both still mired in mid-table mediocrity.

With both sides seemingly clear of the battle to beat the drop and well short of European qualification, there was an end-of-term feel to proceedings, with neither side firing on all cylinders.

The draw was at least sufficient for both sides to snap losing streaks, with Toulouse coming off three straight reverses and Bastia beaten in their last two.

Toulouse had the best of what chances there were in the opening half, with Wissam Ben Yedder seeing an early drive deflected away by Julian Palmieri.

Etienne Didot and Adrien Regattin both flashed efforts just wide of the Bastia goal before the break but the breakthrough would not come.

While Toulouse made all the running in the first 45, the opposite was the case after the restart as Bastia finally came to life and started to cause bother in the final third.

They finally produced a shot on goal in the 63rd minute when Anthony Modeste released Florian Thauvin for a first-time effort that was kept out Ali Ahamada.

The Bastia goalkeeper was then in the right place to keep out Jerome Rothen's well-struck free-kick from 20 yards.

The final chance arrived two minutes from time, and in keeping with the rest of the half it was Bastia doing the pressing.

Again, however, Ahamada did the necessary, the 21-year-old in the right place to repel Wahbi Khazri's curling free-kick from just outside the box.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 83
2 Lyon 38 75
3 Monaco 38 71
4 Marseille 38 69
5 St Etienne 38 69
6 Bordeaux 38 63
7 Montpellier 38 56
8 Lille 38 56
9 Rennes 38 50
10 Guingamp 38 49
11 Nice 38 48
12 Bastia 38 47
13 Caen 38 46
14 Nantes 38 45
15 Reims 38 44
16 Lorient 38 43
17 Toulouse 38 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 37
19 Metz 38 30
20 RC Lens 38 29