Deadlock between Caen and Guingamp
Mid-table Caen and Guingamp couldn't be separated as they drew 0-0 in Normandy. Caen had the better of the opening exchanges but Guingamp could have won it late on.
SM Caen 0-0 EA Guingamp
Caen had six first-half attempts yet failed to hit the target with any of them. Patrice Garande's team enjoyed a clear opening on 24 minutes when Jordan Nkololo crossed and Ivan Santini failed to connect at the front post. The ball came through to Ronny Rodelin at the back post and he fired over.
Jan Repas was the creator for the next opportunity as the Slovenian picked out Julien Féret. The veteran's chest control was good and his right-footed shot wasn't far away from lodging in the corner of the goal.
Guingamp goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson then saved well from Damien Da Silva as Caen continued to press. The goalkeeper saved well from Santini at the stary of the second half as Caen continued to be frustrated.
Rémy Vercoutre earned his keep when he saved well from Moustapha Diallo (twice) and Yannis Salibur and then repelled a powerful Jimmy Briand attempt approaching the last ten minutes. Briand had another reasonable chance with one minute left but found the wrong side of the side-netting from his point of view. It meant Guingamp's winning run came to an end at two games.
THE PLAYER: Rémy Vercoutre
Caen, having dominated the first 45 minutes, were left indebted to their veteran goalkeeper. Despite Vercoutre's heroics, Caen's wobble continues as they've now won only one of their last seven games.
THE STAT: 4
Guingamp have kept four clean sheets in a row, the longest run of any Ligue 1 Conforama club. It is Guingamp's longest run without conceding since they kept clean sheets in seven consecutive matches between March and May 2003.