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Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani (ATT 14,995) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: L Duhamel

Bastia Bastia vs Marseille Marseille

Bastia 0


No goals at Bastia

Last Updated: 21/09/13 7:02pm

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Mathieu Valbuena tangles with Yannick Cahuzac.

Mathieu Valbuena tangles with Yannick Cahuzac.

Marseille were held to a second consecutive Ligue 1 draw in the goalless contest at Bastia.

Corsica was a happy hunting ground for L'OM last season, but a side whose 100 per cent start to the campaign was ended in a loss to Monaco at the start of the month dropped points for a third straight game on the back of last week's draw with Toulouse.

A point a piece seemed a fair result in a match which saw both teams strike the frame of the goal, with Bastia bossing the first half and Marseille the second.

Bastia were a whisker away from taking the lead in only the third minute when Milos Krasic cracked a shot off the crossbar.

Jordan Ayew found the side-netting with Marseille's first chance but it was the hosts who enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges, with Steve Mandanda punching clear a shot from Ilan in the 14th minute before denying Krasic after a mazy run which took him past Alaixys Romao and Rod Fanni.

The Marseille goalkeeper was at full stretch again in the 31st minute to block a curling free-kick from Claudiu Keseru.

Mathieu Valbuena sent a free-kick over for Marseille as half-time neared, but it was after the break that they would enjoy their best chances.

Sebastian Squillaci did well to block Fanni's close-range header in the 47th minute before Florian Thauvin lashed a volley narrowly wide.

Mickael Landreau, playing in his 593rd Ligue 1 game to move into third place on the all-time appearances list, then did well to block Lucas Mendes' header as time began to run out.

Marseille came as close as they would to scoring in the 82nd minute when Andre-Pierre Gignac released Andre Ayew, whose shot crashed back off the post.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 35 74
2 Lyon 35 71
3 Monaco 35 65
4 Marseille 35 60
5 St Etienne 35 60
6 Bordeaux 35 56
7 Montpellier 35 53
8 Lille 35 53
9 Rennes 35 50
10 Guingamp 35 46
11 Nantes 35 44
12 Bastia 35 43
13 Nice 35 42
14 Caen 35 39
15 Lorient 35 39
16 Toulouse 35 39
17 Reims 35 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 35 37
19 Metz 35 30
20 RC Lens 35 26