Saint-Etienne continues unbeaten run, held by Nice in Ligue 1
Saint-Etienne extended its unbeaten run in the French league to nine games following a lackluster goalless draw at Nice on Sunday.
After being knocked out from the Europa League earlier this week, Saint-Etienne appeared tired and powerless against a well-organized Nice side that did not create many chances either.
Saint-Etienne substitute Max-Alain Gradel had his team's best opportunity in the 90th minute with a shot onto the post from a tight angle.
Christophe Galtier's side remains fourth in the standings but lost ground in the race for the Champions League places, now lagging three points behind bitter rival Lyon.
Leader Marseille is one point clear of defending champion Paris-Saint-Germain ahead of a trip to in-form Monaco later Sunday. PSG takes on Guingamp.