Nantes had goalkeeper Remy Riou to thank for holding out a late onslaught from St Etienne as the two sides recorded a goalless draw at the Stade de la Beaujoire.
The result sees Michel Der Zakarian's side extend their undefeated run to 10 games in all competitions to leave them fifth, hot on the heels of the top four, while for their opponents it was a fourth consecutive draw as the point moved them up to sixth.
The visitors had the chance to go in front three minutes in as Kevin Monnet-Paquet retrieved...
Nantes extended their unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to eight games with a 2-1 win at Caen on Saturday night.
Mathieu Duhamel opened the scoring for the home side after 23 minutes but Oscar Vizcarrondo brought the scores level just before the break.
And the comeback was complete on the hour as Jordan Veretout netted to ensure Nantes maintained their push on the European places.
Caen had the first chance when Bengali Koita got his head onto a Herve Bazile corner but goalkeeper Remy Riou did well to turn the...
Nantes were denied a place in the top four of Ligue 1 after being held to a 1-1 home draw by local rivals Rennes at a raucous Stade Beaujoire.
Rennes took a fourth-minute lead through Pedro Henrique's first goal of the season but Nantes were level within 17 minutes thanks to an own goal from former Canaris defender Sylvain Armand.
Neither side could find a winner after that, leaving them having to settle for a draw which left Nantes unable to dislodge St Etienne from fourth place but at the same time...
Nantes made it six games unbeaten in Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win away at Evian on Saturday night.
Jordan Veretout netted from the penalty spot three minutes before the break and Yacine Bammou completed the scoring 15 minutes from time.
Bordeaux's loss to Paris St Germain allowed Nantes to move up to third in the table while Evian remained just one point off the foot of the table.
It was the home side who threatened first with Daniel Wass chesting the ball to the onrushing Yeltsin Tejeda but his first-time...