Posted: Saturday September 21, 2013 1:25 PM

Marseille held to 0-0 draw at Bastia

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PARIS (AP) - Marseille's poor run of form continued Saturday when it was held to a gritty 0-0 draw at Bastia in the French league.

Lacking a win in four matches, Marseille was looking to bounce back from Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal in the Champions League but struggled to create chances.

Center-half Lucas Mendes tested Bastia goalkeeper Mickael Landreau with a header from a corner midway through the second half, and the visitors were unlucky not to be awarded a late penalty when substitute Saber Khalifa was tripped by defender Francois-Joseph Modesto.

The draw means that Marseille remains in fourth place and trails leader Monaco by two points.

Monaco, which has played a game less, travels to big-spending rival Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night.

 
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