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

Nantes Nantes vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

Nantes 0


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 33 68
2 Lyon 33 65
3 Monaco 34 62
4 St Etienne 34 60
5 Marseille 34 57
6 Bordeaux 34 55
7 Montpellier 34 52
8 Lille 34 50
9 Rennes 34 49
10 Nantes 34 44
11 Guingamp 34 43
12 Nice 34 41
13 Bastia 34 40
14 Toulouse 34 39
15 Caen 34 38
16 Lorient 34 38
17 Reims 33 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 34 37
19 Metz 33 30
20 RC Lens 34 26