Ligue 1 round-up: Montpellier miss chance to go third after draw
Last Updated: 13/01/19 8:14pm
Montpellier missed the chance to move up to third place in Ligue 1 after being held to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Dijon on Sunday.
Defender Damien Le Tallec earned a point for Montpellier with a 61st-minute equaliser, shortly after striker Wesley Said put 18th-placed Dijon ahead in new coach Antoine Kombouare's first game in charge.
The draw leaves Montpellier in fifth and two points ahead of sixth-placed Strasbourg, who have played a game more.
Strasbourg kept up their consistent start to the season with a 2-1 win at Toulouse. Midfielder Ibrahima Sissoko grabbed the winner for Strasbourg midway through the second half.
Defender Damien Da Silva was involved at both ends of the field as Rennes won 1-0 at Nantes.
He put Rennes ahead with a glancing header from Hatem Ben Arfa's free kick after 13 minutes. Ben Arfa has set up both his goals this season.
With Nantes pushing for an equaliser during a frantic second half, Da Silva appeared to block a goalbound shot with his arm. Claims for a penalty were dismissed by referee Ruddy Buquet, whose video assistants either did not spot the infraction or deemed it an accidental handball.
Then, in the closing stages, Da Silva made a legitimate block to thwart Nantes - who have not beaten Rennes at home in 14 years.