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Stadium Municipal 7th December 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: R Buquet

Toulouse Toulouse vs Bastia Bastia

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Toulouse up to eighth

Last Updated: 08/12/12 4:58pm

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No goals for Alain Casanova's Toulouse

No goals for Alain Casanova's Toulouse

Toulouse are a point ahead of Nice in eighth after a goalless draw with Bastia in Ligue 1.

Before the match, Toulouse coach Alain Casanova stated his belief that his team do not impose their game enough on their opponents and tonight they failed to make the breakthrough.

Bastia also came close to scoring but a draw did little for either side with the rest of the teams yet to play this weekend.

It was the visitors who started well, Anthony Modeste holding off Jonathan Zebina before unleashing a shot only for Steeve Yago to block the ball out for a corner.

Then it was Toulouse's turn. Pavle Ninkov's first-time shot was blocked, as was his follow-up, before Moussa Sissoko fired wide.

Wissam Ben Yedder then squandered a good chance for the hosts, controlling Zebina's ball before blazing over.

Modeste's shot from a tight angle was gathered by Ali Ahamada on his line before the hosts threatened again, Sissoko controlling Adrien Regattin's pass and switching the ball on to his left and firing a shot from the edge of the area inches wide.

The game continued apace after the break with Francois Sireix inches from heading Toulouse into the lead from Franck Tabanou's left-wing cross.

Bastia then had a couple of attacks in quick succession.

Modeste's powerful low shot from Tofilu Maoulida's pull-back forced Ahamada into an excellent reflex save before the goalkeeper then pushed away Florian Thauvin's awkward effort.

With 10 minutes left Tabanou curled a left-footed free-kick from 25 yards which shaved the top-left corner of the goal, but the game concluded without a goal.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 33 79
2 Monaco 33 69
3 Lille 33 63
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 33 54
6 Marseille 33 51
7 Bordeaux 33 45
8 Reims 33 45
9 Toulouse 33 44
10 Lorient 33 41
11 Bastia 33 41
12 Nantes 33 40
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Nice 33 39
15 Montpellier 33 38
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 38
17 Guingamp 33 35
18 Sochaux 33 30
19 Valenciennes 33 29
20 AC Ajaccio 33 20