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French Ligue 1

Marcel-Picot 16th December 2012 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: P Kalt

Nancy Nancy vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

Nancy 1

D Bakar (32)

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Bordeaux 1

A Poko (S/O 45+2)
H Saivet (76)

Nancy remain bottom

Last Updated: 16/12/12 11:50pm

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Jordan Loties and Henri Saivet challenge for a header.

Jordan Loties and Henri Saivet challenge for a header.

Nancy remain at the foot of the Ligue 1 table after throwing away the lead to draw 1-1 with 10-man Bordeaux.

Djamel Bakar fired the home side in front and their position improved further when Andre Biyogo Poko saw red at the end of the first half.

But Nancy were unable to capitalise and Henri Saivet secured a fourth successive draw for Les Girondins.

Nancy, who slipped to the bottom of the standings after a rare win for Troyes on Saturday, remain seven points from safety.

The crowd had to wait 25 minutes for some excitement but it was produced by the home side. Yohan Mollo swung in a corner which was headed goalwards by Sebastian Puygrenier and tipped over the bar by Cedric Carrasso.

They were in front seven minutes later, though, with Helder's cross from the right headed home by an unmarked Bakar.

Nancy continued to have the better chances and Jordan Loties came close to adding another with his drive, which flashed inches wide.

Bordeaux then suffered further misery when Poko was shown a second yellow card for a challenge on Massadio Haidara, but they responded after the interval and Florian Marange fired a warning to Nancy by directing a header just over the crossbar.

It was a warning the home side failed to heed and their backline was breached after 75 minutes by Saivet, who ran on to a lovely ball from David Bellini before hitting a powerful shot beyond the reach of goalkeeper Damien Gregorini.

A tense finale followed and Nancy came closest to snatching the win in stoppage time with Bakar and Mangani both firing narrowly wide.

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Table

French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23