Ligue 1: Nancy draw blank at Strasbourg
PARIS, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Nancy failed to put the pressure on champions Olympique Lyon when they were held to a goalless draw at Racing Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Nancy, who have not won in their last four league outings, have 34 points from 18 matches and will host Lyon, who drew 0-0 with Nice on Saturday, next weekend before the league enters its winter break, returning on Jan 12. At the Stade de La Meinau, Nancy had the clearest chance when Benjamin Gavanon was denied on eight minutes by Stephane Cassard. But the Strasbourg defence held on as the hosts climbed to 10th in the standings on 24 points. In the late game on Sunday, Olympique Marseille played out a 2-2 draw at Girondins Bordeaux after squandering a 2-0 lead. The Provence side, looking to make amends for their 4-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this week, have not won at Bordeaux since 1977. Marseille went ahead in the first minute when Mamadou Niang beat Ulrich Rame with a powerful shot from inside the box after being set up by a clever Djibril Cisse back-heel. Benoit Cheyrou doubled the tally with a deflected 15-metre shot on 26 minutes but Bordeaux hit back shortly after the half-hour when Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh netted from a packed goalmouth. Johan Micoud's replacement by Jussie in the 65th minute had an immediate impact as the Brazilian forward took advantage of a bad clearance by the Marseille defence to level the tie on 70 minutes. Bordeaux remain third in the standings on 30 points with Marseille in 14th place eight points behind.