Sep 21, 2014 at 1pm UK at ​Stade Lille-Metropole
Lille
0-0
MontpellierMontpellier HSC
 
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Result: Lille miss out on Ligue 1 summit after Montpellier HSC stalemate

Lille miss out on the chance to climb to the top of the Ligue 1 table after being held to a 0-0 draw by Montpellier HSC.

Lille have missed out on the chance to climb to the top of the Ligue 1 table after being held to a 0-0 draw by Montpellier HSC.

The home side, beginning the game just two points off the summit, had the first chance of the match when Jonathan Delaplace let rip from outside the box in the sixth minute, but the effort was off target.

Lille's Montenegran defender Marko Basa vies with Montpellier's Senegalese forward Souleymane Camara during a French L1 football match between Lille and Montpellier on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

Just a minute later, the visitors countered through Kevin Berigaud, whose long-range shot was blocked, but Lille nearly scored at the other end immediately after, with Michael Frey setting up Marcos Lopes, but the subsequent effort was just wide.

The home side applied constant pressure against their opponents, but despite a multitude of chances, were unable to break the deadlock in the first half.

The second half proved a different affair, as Montpellier came back into the game and applied sustained pressure.

On the hour, Ronald Courbis's side caused havoc in the home side's box, with Victor Montano and Siaka Teine both coming close in the space of two minutes.

Though Ryan Mendes forced a save out of goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren in the 66th minute, Montpellier tightened the screws in the latter stages of the game to guarantee a point as Souleymane Camara and Daniel Congre nearly headed the visitors to victory.

The result keeps Lille in third place, while Montpellier climb to fourth.

Lorient's French Ivorian defender Lamine Kone vies with Lille's Portuguese midfielder Marco Lopes during the French L1 football match Lille (LOSC) vs Lorient (FCL) on August 23, 2014
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