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2021-22 Ligue 1

Lacklustre Paris Saint-Germain held by Nice in Ligue 1

Lionel Messi had a night to forget as Paris Saint-Germain were held to a goalless stalemate at the Parc des Princes by Nice in a dull Ligue 1 encounter on Wednesday.

Argentine forward Messi, who skipped training on Tuesday with a bout of gastro-enteritis one day after claiming a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or, was on par with an uninspired PSG who stayed top of the standings with 41 points from 16 games.

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Marseille leapfrogged Stade Rennais into second place with a 1-0 win at Nantes as the Rennes side slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against champions Lille.

Marseille, who have a game in hand, have 29 points, with Rennes on 28 and Nice in fourth place on 27.

RC Lens, who have not won any of their last three games, are fifth on 26 points after drawing 2-2 at promoted Clermont.