Aug 16, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Saint-Symphorien
Metz
1-1
NantesNantes
N'Gbakoto (12' pen.)
Sarr (15'), Rocchi (32')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Veretout (3')
Gakpe (77')

Result: Metz and Nantes battle it out for a point in 1-1 draw

Metz and Nantes settle for a point each following a 1-1 draw in Ligue 1, with Jordan Veretout's effort being cancelled out by Yeni Ngbakoto's penalty.

Newly-promoted Metz have claimed a well-fought point by drawing 1-1 at home to Nantes in Ligue 1 this evening.

Nantes' French midfielder Jordan Veretout jubilates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and FC Nantes on August 16, 2014© Getty Images

Nantes took the lead after only three minutes when Jordan Veretout proved efficient with his left foot by driving the ball into the bottom corner past Johann Carrasso.

The home side drew level in the 10th minute when a run from Juan Manuel Falcon drew a foul in the box from Papy Djilobodji, allowing Yeni Ngbakoto to step up and convert from the spot.

Nantes should have retaken the lead before half time, but Johan Audel somehow managed to drag a tame shot wide, despite finding himself with space inside the penalty area.

Both sides failed to create anything of note in the second period, apart from Ngbakoto who struck a fierce shot from distance which thundered straight into Maxime Dupe, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Metz' Senegalese forward Diafra Sakho kicks the ball during the friendly football match Sochaux (FCSM) vs Metz (FCM) on July 25, 2014
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