Lyon held to goalless draw at Marseille, Nice still unbeaten

Lyon held to goalless draw at Marseille, Nice still unbeaten

Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) Lyon were held to a goalless draw by struggling Marseille to miss out on the chance to go fifth in the Ligue 1 football standings, while Nice remained undefeated at Montpellier.

Lyon stayed the more threatening team between the two sides, but failed to score on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

With the 0-0 draw, Lyon and Marseille slightly slipped on the Ligue 1 table, moving to ninth and 15th places respectively.

Also on Sunday, Nice preserved their unbeaten start to the 2016-2017 season with a 1-1 draw at Montpellier.

Ryad Boudebouz’s penalty put Nice in front on 66 minutes. Younes Belhanda grabbed a late equaliser for Montpellier to earn them a point.

Nice moved up to the second position to move above the defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, while Montpellier remain 12th.

In another Sunday game, Saint-Etienne snatched a 1-0 win over Bastia as substitute Romain Hamouma scored a stoppage-time penalty.

Saint-Etienne now lie in the eighth place while Bastia stayed 11th.

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