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French Ligue 1

Francis le Ble (ATT 11,158) 7th October 2012 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: C Turpin

Brest Brest vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

Brest 1

E Ben Basat (37)

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Bordeaux 1

C Diabate (68)

Bordeaux draw at Brest

Last Updated: 07/10/12 4:10pm

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Ben Basat in action for Brest.

Ben Basat in action for Brest.

Bordeaux drew 1-1 with Brest in an entertaining Ligue 1 encounter at Stade Francis-Le Ble.

Eden Ben Basat opened the scoring for the hosts before Cheick Diabate levelled for Bordeaux after the break.

Both sides also hit the woodwork in an even contest, which in the end probably produced in a fair result.

Bordeaux came into the match riding high in the league after an unbeaten start, but wounded from a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Newcastle in the Europa League in midweek.

Brest, meanwhile, were bidding for a fourth win in eight matches, but almost found themselves behind as early as the sixth minute when Jaroslav Plasil's cross was missed by Paul Baysse but Yoan Gouffran could only fire wide.

A minute later Brest were on the rack again when Baysse's loose pass was seized on by Diabate, who shot beyond Alexis Thebaux only to see Ahmed Kantari get back to clear off the line. The danger was still not over as Diabate followed up, but this time his effort rattled the crossbar.

With 22 minutes gone Ben Basat drilled in a shot from distance that Cedric Carrasso pushed away, but on 37 minutes a counter-attack brought the breakthrough for Brest.

The moved culminated with Benoit Lesoimier releasing Ben Basat and the Israeli held his nerve to poke the ball beyond Carrasso and in off a post.

In the 55th minute Ludovic Obraniak went close with a 25-yard free-kick for Bordeaux, while seven minutes later the visitors had the ball in the net through Gouffran only to see the referee rule it out for a foul by Diabate on Thebaux in the build-up.

The visitors' pressure finally told in the 68th minute when Benoit Tremoulinas crossed from the left for Diabate, who fired beyond the wrong-footed Thebaux.

With four minutes remaining Gouffran was kept at bay by a combination of Thebaux and defender Ahmed Kantari, but it was the hosts who came closest to claiming all the points late on when Mario Licka's free-kick was met by Baysse but his header crashed off the crossbar.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15