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Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani (ATT 14,994) 17th May 2014 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: W Bien

Bastia Bastia vs Nantes Nantes

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Hantz and Landreau depart

Last Updated: 17/05/14 11:31pm

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Frederic Hantz: On his way out of Bastia

Frederic Hantz: On his way out of Bastia

Departing Bastia coach Frederic Hantz and retiring goalkeeper Mickael Landreau bowed out with a goalless draw in their Ligue 1 finale against Nantes on Saturday evening.

Hantz announced earlier this week that he would be leaving his post at the end of the season after four years at the helm, but his players could not give him a winning send-off as their league season petered out in disappointing fashion.

The result saw Bastia and Nantes finish 10th and 13th, respectively, in the league standings.

The hosts had much the better of the first-half chances, but could not find a way past Remy Riou.

Julian Palmieri did well down the left in the third minute and produced a dangerous cross towards Gianni Bruno, only for his near-post effort to skim the post with Riou beaten.

Half an hour later, Bruno sent a low cross towards Ilan but the Brazilian's low right-footed volley was kept out by a fine reflex save from Riou.

Florian Raspentino then laid the ball off for Yannick Cahuzac, and again Riou was in the right place to save his 25-yard drive.

The visitors failed to muster much of an attacking threat in the early exchanges, their first sight of goal arriving four minutes before the interval when Serge Gakpe lashed a first-time shot just wide after Sebastien Squillaci had made a poor attempt to clear Remi Gomis' cross.

Bruno was inches away from giving the home team the lead 10 minutes into the second half after latching onto a cross from substitute Milos Krasic, but failed to trouble Riou.

Nantes were showing more intent going forward after the break and gave Bastia a couple of nervy moments as the game wore on, but were unable to beat Landreau.

First the 35-year-old Bastia stopper tipped the ball away for a corner after Ismael Bangoura had connected with Gakpe's cross, and then substitute Banel Nicolita sent another volley narrowly wide from Issa Cissokho's cross as the match ended in a stalemate.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 10 25
2 Paris St Germain 11 21
3 Nantes 11 19
4 Bordeaux 11 18
5 Lyon 10 17
6 Monaco 11 17
7 St Etienne 10 17
8 Metz 10 15
9 Lille 10 15
10 Toulouse 11 14
11 Montpellier 11 14
12 Nice 10 14
13 Reims 11 14
14 Caen 11 12
15 Rennes 10 12
16 RC Lens 11 11
17 Lorient 11 10
18 Bastia 11 10
19 Evian Thonon Gaillar 11 10
20 Guingamp 10 9