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Lowly Nancy frustrate Ligue 1 leaders Lyon

Published: Wednesday 12 December 2012, 21.23CET
Michel Bastos earned Olympique Lyonnais a home point against struggling AS Nancy-Lorraine, who came within seven minutes of their first win since the opening day of the season.
Lowly Nancy frustrate Ligue 1 leaders Lyon
Nancy goalscorer Jordan Lotiès is buried beneath his jubilant team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 12 December 2012, 21.23CET

Lowly Nancy frustrate Ligue 1 leaders Lyon

Michel Bastos earned Olympique Lyonnais a home point against struggling AS Nancy-Lorraine, who came within seven minutes of their first win since the opening day of the season.

Pacesetters Olympique Lyonnais squandered the chance to restore their five-point lead over second-placed Paris Saint-Germain FC when they drew 1-1 at home to AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Without a win in any competition since the first day of the season, Nancy were on course to register one of the shocks of this Ligue 1 campaign after Jordan Lotiès's fortuitous 74th-minute opener at the Stade de Gerland. Michel Bastos, however, denied Jean Fernandez's team their first triumph in 17 matches with a left-foot strike from the edge of the area. The result lifted Nancy off the bottom of the table.

Lyon, who lost captain Anthony Réveillère and Alexandre Lacazette to injury, visit PSG on Sunday. Third-placed Olympique de Marseille moved level on 32 points with the Parisians, and to within three of Les Gones, with a 2-1 success at SC Bastia in Wednesday's late game. OM briefly had FC Lorient for close company after the Brittany club climbed to fourth courtesy of a 2-0 home triumph against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. 

At the other end, AC Ajaccio and Évian Thonon Gaillard FC pulled clear of the relegation zone with respective 2-0 victories over lowly Stade de Reims Champagne and ES Troyes Aube Champagne, who are now bottom. Champions Montpellier Herault SC, meanwhile, recorded their second win in four days, 2-1 at Stade Brestois 29.

Last updated: 17/12/12 10.08CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/04/2013 17:47 CET

12/12/2012

BastiaBastia1-2MarseilleMarseille

Modeste 82

Valbuena 15, A. Ayew 70 (P)

Venue: Bastia

12/12/2012

LyonLyon1-1NancyNancy

Bastos 83

Loties 74

Venue: Lyon

12/12/2012

BrestBrest1-2MontpellierMontpellier

Ben Basat 14

Martial 21 (o.g.), Utaka 57

Venue: Brest

12/12/2012

AjaccioAjaccio2-0ReimsReims

Mutu 31, Tacalfred 77 (o.g.)

Venue: Ajaccio

12/12/2012

LorientLorient2-0SochauxSochaux

Traoré 44, Kone 53

Venue: Lorient

12/12/2012

ÉvianÉvian2-0TroyesTroyes

Barbosa 30, 71

Venue: Annecy

11/12/2012

LOSCLOSC2-0ToulouseToulouse

Baša 55, Payet 83

Venue: Lille

11/12/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes0-4PSGPSG

Ibrahimović 28, 49, 53, Lavezzi 82

Venue: Valenciennes

11/12/2012

NiceNice1-0RennesRennes

Cvitanich 66 (P)

Venue: Nice

Standings

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