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Municipal De Gerland (ATT 33,352) 15th September 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: L Duhamel

Lyon Lyon vs Rennes Rennes

Lyon 0

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Rennes 0

Stalemate for Lyon

Last Updated: 15/09/13 10:39pm

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No joy in front of goal for Gomis

No joy in front of goal for Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis returned for Lyon but could not inspire the home side to victory as they shared a goalless draw with Rennes in Ligue 1.

Gomis was heavily linked with a move to English Premier League side Newcastle in the recent window but it failed to materialise and he started at the Stade de Gerland.

The France striker went the closest to winning the game for the hosts, his second-half shot hitting the bar and he was heavily involved.

Lyon headed into the game having lost two consecutive matches after starting the season with two successive wins, while Rennes were a point ahead of their hosts.

It was Rennes who showed first as an attacking outfit, Foued Kadir firing a low shot which Anthony Lopes deflected for a corner.

However, Lyon gradually started to dominate and Gomis headed Alexandre Lacazette's cross inches over the bar at the near post.

Gomis was then freed by Clement Grenier outside the penalty area, the striker escaping the attention of Sylvain Armand before unleashing a fierce shot which Benoit Costil punched clear.

Costil was then called on when Grenier's drilled effort forced the goalkeeper to dive at full stretch and repel the ball.

Rennes took their turn shortly before half-time. Nelson Oliveira was released by Vincent Pajot and after beating Maxime Gonalons, he unleashed a right-footed shot which Lopes blocked with difficulty.

It was all Lyon in the second half. Lacazette's shot was cleared off the line by defender Romain Danze after Costil had been beaten.

Fekir then found Gomis at the edge of the penalty area and the forward unleashed a snapshot which crashed on to the bar.

Fekir was heavily involved and his corner found Gueida Fofana who in turn headed the ball on to Bakary Kone whose close-range shot went just wide.

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Table

French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15