MX23RW : Tuesday, October 16 13:02:05
Jan 25, 2015 at 4pm UK at ​Stade Auguste Delaune
Reims
0-0
Lens

Bourillon (12'), Tacalfred (36')
FT

Cyprien (17')

Result: Reims, Lens play out stalemate

Reims hold Lens to a goalless draw in Sunday afternoon's Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Auguste Delaune II.

Reims have held struggling Lens to a 0-0 draw in this afternoon's Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Auguste Delaune II.

Reims' French forward David Ngog vies for the ball with Lens' defender Benjamin Boulenger during the French L1 football match between Reim and Lens, on January 25, 2015© Getty Images

The hosts threatened in the first minute of the game as David N'Gog's cross fell to Antoine Devaux, whose well-struck shot towards the corner of the goal was saved by Rudy Riou.

Baptiste Guillaume then came close for the visitors, latching on to Pablo Chavarria's through-ball before bearing down on goal and seeing his shot also saved.

Reims had the better of things in the first half, but were unable to open the scoring come the break.

After the restart, Lens were a different proposition to the opening 45 minutes, relentlessly pushing forward and causing the hosts' defence no end of trouble.

Riou was in fine form, however, and was able to pull off a series of great saves, while the visitors lacked the right level of incisiveness to make their dominance count.

Ultimately, both sides had to settle for a point apiece, with mid-table Reims undoubtedly the happier of the two with the outcome, while Lens remain in the drop zone and will rue their missed opportunities.

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Lens French midefielder Wylan Cyprien celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Lens vs Reims on August 30, 2014
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17Reims924349-510
18MonacoMonaco9135913-46
19NantesNantes9135816-86
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