Ten-man Caen secured a point against Angers after a 0-0 draw at the Stade Michel-d'Ornano on Sunday.
Caen defender Alaeddine Yahia was shown a straight red card after 32 minutes for a late challenge on Billy Ketkeophomphone.
It appeared a harsh decision, but the hosts hung on to claim only their first draw of the season.
The two clubs last met in France's top flight in May 1994 with Angers sealing a 3-2 victory.
But there was to be no repeat feat from the visiting side more than two decades later.