SC Bastia 2 – 2 Nantes
FC Nantes scored a late equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw from their trip to SC Bastia on Wednesday and deny the struggling hosts a welcome win.
Five points adrift of safety at kick-off of this rearranged Week 24 fixture and winless in eight league outings, Bastia needed a good start. They didn’t get one. Alexander Djiku’s foot was high when he went into a tackle with Adrien Thomasson, and he was shown a red card just ten minutes in.
It would have been worse still had Jean-Louis Leca not pushed out Emiliano Sala’s shot as Nantes, who found themselves in the same position as Bastia before their Sergio Conceiçao-inspired renaissance, sought to press home their advantage.
Prince Oniangue stretched the lead to two, but Emiliano Sala reduced the deficit three minutes later.
Lima missed a penalty to get the game squared, but the visitors were lucky as Diego Carlos scored in stoppage time to share the spoils with their host.
Nantes are now unbeaten in four league games, and have lost just twice – and won six times – in their 11 matches under Conceiçao.