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French Ligue 1

Stade du Moustoir (ATT 12,753) 9th November 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Sebastien Desiage

Lorient Lorient vs Reims Reims

Lorient 0

M Barthelme (S/O 72)


Reims 0

Lorient frustrated by Reims

Last Updated: 09/11/13 10:15pm

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Barthelme and Krychowiak battle for the ball

Barthelme and Krychowiak battle for the ball

Ten-man Lorient were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with Reims despite largely dominating at the Stade du Moustoir.

Lorient had lost seven of their last nine matches prior to Saturday night but had several chances to take all three points against Hubert Fournier's men before losing Maxime Barthelme to a red card inside the final 20 minutes.

Reims could not maintain their three-match winning run but may have been happy to come away from Brittany with a goalless draw after being firmly pinned back in their own half for the opening 45 minutes.

Barthelme saw a shot on the edge of the area well blocked and from the resulting Alain Traore corner on the right, Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar saw his header cannon off the crossbar.

Lorient continued to put pressure on the visitors, with Traore crossing for to an unmarked Kevin Monnet-Paquet, whose strike was well palmed away by Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa.

Portuguese midfielder Raphael Guerreiro fired narrowly over the bar as Reims kept their goal intact up until the break.

The hosts were almost made to pay for their profligacy on the resumption as Floyd Ayite's corner was headed goalwards by Odair Fortes only for Guerreiro to clear off his own line.

Mickael Tacalfred then came to the visitors' rescue soon after as Aboubakar's lob left Agassa well beaten but the Reims captain headed clear.

Lorient were reduced to 10 men in the 72nd minute as Barthelme, in just his second match back following a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a biceps injury, saw red for a nasty challenge Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Despite being a man light, it was the hosts who nearly stole victory at the death but Guerreiro's strike from just outside the area was superbly saved by Agassa.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 26 54
2 Paris St Germain 26 52
3 Marseille 26 50
4 Monaco 25 43
5 St Etienne 26 42
6 Bordeaux 26 41
7 Montpellier 25 39
8 Guingamp 26 35
9 Nice 26 34
10 Bastia 26 33
11 Nantes 26 33
12 Lille 26 32
13 Rennes 26 32
14 Caen 26 31
15 Reims 26 31
16 Lorient 25 28
17 Toulouse 26 28
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 25 26
19 RC Lens 26 22
20 Metz 26 22