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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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Table

French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 33 65
2 Paris St Germain 32 65
3 Monaco 33 59
4 Marseille 34 57
5 St Etienne 33 57
6 Bordeaux 33 54
7 Montpellier 33 52
8 Lille 33 50
9 Rennes 33 46
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 33 41
12 Guingamp 33 40
13 Caen 33 38
14 Lorient 34 38
15 Reims 33 38
16 Toulouse 33 38
17 Bastia 33 37
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 37
19 Metz 32 29
20 RC Lens 33 26