Clermont 1-1 Montpellier: Tight tussle ends in a stalemate

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Cleermont were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Montpellier on Sunday at Stade Gabriel Montpied. Cleermont arrived with the intention of improving their league position after a 1-1 draw against Nantes. Montpellier were beaten 3-0 in their previous match against Rennes. Cleermont and Montpellier currently occupy 10th and 14th spots in the league, with 19 points and 13 points respectively after 14 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for Montpellier, when Teji Savanier gave them the lead, 10 minutes in to see out the first half 1-0.

Cleermont took the lead in the second half, when Komnen Andric found the net, 62 minutes in, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Cleermont included Muhammed-Cham Saracevic, Jodel Dossou, Yanis Massolin, Jim Allevinah and Baïla Diallo for Yohann Magnin, Jeremie Bela, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Komnen Andric and Elbasan Rashani, respectively. Montpellier brought on Arnaud Souquet, Joris Chotard, Valere Germain and Arnaud Nordin, to replace Faitout Maouassa, Khalil Fayad, Wahbi Khazri and Sepe Elye Wahi.

There were bookings for Florent Ogier from Cleermont, and Nicolas Cozza and Wahbi Khazri, for Montpellier.

Cleermont will next play RC Lens away, with Montpellier facing Reims at home.

Technical card:
Clermont Foot:Mory Diaw, Alidu Seidu, Mateusz Wieteska, Florent Ogier, Jeremie Bela (Jodel Dossou, min.59), Johan Gastien, Yohann Magnin (Muhammed-Cham Saracevic, min.59), Elbasan Rashani (Baïla Diallo, min.80), Grejohn Kyei, Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Yanis Massolin, min.70) and Komnen Andric (Jim Allevinah, min.80)
Montpellier:Bingourou Kamara, Falaye Sacko, Maxime Esteve, Nicolas Cozza, Christopher Jullien, Faitout Maouassa (Arnaud Souquet, min.65), Khalil Fayad (Joris Chotard, min.66), Jordan Ferri, Teji Savanier, Sepe Elye Wahi (Arnaud Nordin, min.84) and Wahbi Khazri (Valere Germain, min.71)
Stadium:Stade Gabriel Montpied
Goals:Teji Savanier (0-1, min. 10) and Komnen Andric (1-1, min. 62)