Third-placed Lille held to scoreless draw with lowly Nantes

Lille striker Nolan Roux, who nearly scored an own goal against Nantes.

Third-place Lille performed poorly in splitting the points with lowly Nantes from a goalless draw in the French league on Saturday.

Lille striker Nolan Roux nearly scored an own goal in the 51st minute by hitting the bar with an awkward clearance.

Lille trails second-place Monaco by six points while Nantes is eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Paris Saint-Germain tops the league with an eight-point lead over Monaco. PSG hosts Saint-Etienne on Sunday while Monaco visits Lyon and Bordeaux faces Montpellier.

Late on Saturday, it was: Ajaccio vs. Guingamp; Evian vs. Valenciennes; Nice vs. Bastia; Rennes vs. Toulouse; and Sochaux vs. Lorient.