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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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French Ligue 1

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