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La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau 25th January 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Mikael Lesage

Nantes Nantes vs Reims Reims

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Last Updated: 25/01/14 9:36pm

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Nantes' Issa Cissokho challenges Floyd Ayite of Riems

Nantes' Issa Cissokho challenges Floyd Ayite of Riems

Nantes and Reims played out a goalless stalemate on Saturday that maintains both teams' unlikely assault on the top six in Ligue 1.

Reims' Odair Fortes came closest to winning a low-key encounter with a shot that was tipped onto the bar in the first half, but in the final analysis a draw was a fair result for both sides.

The result sees Nantes climb to fifth, a place ahead of Reims on goal difference, with both sides leapfrogging Marseille in the standings.

The visitors had the first chance in the fifth minute when Floyd Ayite released Antoine Devaux but his shot flashed wide.

The Nantes response was nearly half an hour in coming but when they finally threatened Filip Djordjevic's effort flew wide of the mark.

Reims threatened again on 37 minutes when Ayite beat his marker before drilling an effort just wide, while minutes later the best chance of the contest came and went as Fortes curled in a fine effort from the edge of the area but Remy Riou palmed the ball onto the crossbar.

Nantes threatened early in the second period when Serge Gakpe unleashed a powerful effort from fully 30 yards but Kossi Agassa was always behind it and held on.

Agassa was again on hand to deny Alejandro Bedoya on 66 minutes and also stepped up to keep out Djordjevic just moments later.

Reims carved out the final chance with a minute left as Devaux's cross was met with a first-time effort by Eliran Atar but Riou reacted well to punch clear.

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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