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La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau 29th March 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: T Chapron

Nantes Nantes vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

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Bore draw in Nantes

Last Updated: 29/03/14 10:35pm

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Andre Biyogo Poko and Remi Gomis battle for the ball

Andre Biyogo Poko and Remi Gomis battle for the ball

Nantes and Bordeaux battled out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Ligue 1 on Saturday evening.

Having clinched their first victory since January 11 last weekend with a 1-0 triumph over Montpellier, 13th-placed Nantes were looking to pull further clear of the relegation zone with three points against Francis Gillot's side.

But Les Girondins, still with an outside chance of securing a Europa League berth despite currently trailing fourth-placed St Etienne by eight points, clung on for a draw.

The hosts mustered the first chance inside two minutes when Itay Shechter won possession from Henrique and freed Alejandro Bedoya, but his low cross-shot fizzed inches wide.

Serge Gakpe was next to have a sight of Cedric Carrasso's goal as he despatched a curling 30-yard free-kick, only to see the Bordeaux goalkeeper get his body in the way.

Not to be outdone, Maxime Dupe made a solid save midway at the other end midway through the first half to keep out Henri Saivet's free-kick.

Nantes were creating the lion's share of the opportunities, though, and should have gone in at half-time ahead but Bedoya came off second best in a one-on-one duel with Carrasso after being put through by Lucas Deaux.

Carrasso continued to frustrate the home team after the interval, brilliantly clearing off the line after Gakpe's free-kick had taken a wicked deflection off defender Lucas Orban.

Koffi Djidji should have put Nantes ahead eight minutes into the second half but could only direct his header narrowly wide from a Banel Nicolita free-kick.

Bordeaux were not offering much up front, Guillame Hoarau sending a volley over the bar from their only real chance of the second period.

Nantes continued to push for a winner in the closing stages but could find no way past Carrasso, the keeper blocking a Deaux header from Shechter's left-wing cross late on to preserve his side's point.

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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