FRENCH LIGUE 1

Stade Marcel Picot, France

Attendance: 17017

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AS Nancy Lorraine

  • Benjamin Moukandjo 81'

1 - 1

FT

Caen

  • M'baye Niang 51'

AS Nancy Lorraine 1-1 Caen

Caen remain dangerously close to the Ligue 1 relegation zone after playing out a draw with mid-table Nancy this afternoon.

The visitors got their noses in front with a goal from Mbaye Niang, but Benjamin Moukandjo equalised nine minutes from time to ensure the points were shared.

The draw leaves Caen just two points above the bottom three with four matches remaining.

Nancy came close to opening the scoring after 18 minutes when Djamel Bakar tried his luck from the edge of the box, with his left-footed shot dipping over the crossbar.

Caen responded with a 25-yard drive from Livio Nabab which also flew narrowly over.

Bakar then had another opening for the home side as the interval approached with a right-footed volley which missed the target by inches.

And Caen gave their opponents a scare two minutes before half-time with a left-footed strike from Benjamin Nivet which skimmed the top of the crossbar on its way over.

Caen goalkeeper Alexis Thebaux made his first save of the match at the start of the second half, getting his hands to a threatening strike from Thomas Mangani.

The visitors then took the lead after 51 minutes much to the delight of the travelling fans. A free-kick from Gregory Proment found Nivet at the back post, who headed on for Niang to tap home from close range.

It was a welcome goal for a club flirting with relegation, but their lead was wiped out with nine minutes to go. Bakaye Traore's long ball forward was met by the head of Daniel Niculae, and his assist was directed into the net by Moukandjo.

Caen almost conceded again in the final minute but Massadio Haidara curled his free-kick just over the bar.

Scoring Summary

  • AS Nancy Lorraine
  • Caen
(51') M'baye Niang

Match Stats

  • AS Nancy Lorraine
  • Caen
20(5) Shots (on goal) 10(3)
12 Fouls 19
1 Corner kicks 1
3 Offsides 1
54% Time of Possession 46%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 4

Teams

  • AS Nancy Lorraine
  • Caen
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