Nantes 1-1 Saint-Etienne: The Yellow House escape automatic relegation with a draw at Nantes

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Nantes could only manage a 1-1 draw against ASSE in the last game of the Ligue 1 season. This left, Nantes and ASSE sit 9th (55 points) and 18th (32 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 38 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Nantes, with a goal from Ludovic Blas in the 23rd minute and the first half ended 1-0.

Saints took the initiative in the second half, thanks to Romain Hamouma finding the net in the 79th minute. The game ended wih a 1-1 draw.

For Nantes, Osman Bukari, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Mohamed Achi Bouakline, Dennis Appiah and Fabio, came on for Kalifa Coulibaly, Wylan Cyprien, Randal Kolo Muani, Ludovic Blas and Marcus Coco. ASSE replaced Sada Thioub, Adil Aouchiche, Zaydou Youssouf, Wahbi Khazri and Denis Bouanga for Romain Hamouma, Enzo Crivelli, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Arnaud Nordin and Harold Moukoudi.

The referee booked Ludovic Blas and Jean-Kevin Augustin for Nantes.

Technical card:
Nantes:Alban Lafont, Quentin Merlin, Nicolas Pallois, Andrei, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Marcus Coco (Fabio, min.85), Ludovic Blas (Dennis Appiah, min.81), Wylan Cyprien (Jean-Kevin Augustin, min.72), Samuel Moutoussamy, Randal Kolo Muani (Mohamed Achi Bouakline, min.81) and Kalifa Coulibaly (Osman Bukari, min.71)
Saint-Étienne:Paul Bernardoni, Eliaquim Mangala, Mickael Nade, Falaye Sacko, Sada Thioub (Romain Hamouma, min.46), Mahdi Camara, Zaydou Youssouf (Lucas Gourna-Douath, min.74), Miguel Trauco, Denis Bouanga (Harold Moukoudi, min.87), Wahbi Khazri (Arnaud Nordin, min.75) and Adil Aouchiche (Enzo Crivelli, min.69)
Stadium:the Stade de la Beaujoire
Goals:Ludovic Blas (1-0, min. 23) and Romain Hamouma (1-1, min. 79)