BRANDON WIGGINS - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Alejandro Bedoya helped Nantes pull off a key draw at home against Marseille as the club has locked up survival in Ligue 1 for next season.
Marseille struck first in the 30th minute, when Florian Thauvin sent a shot from outside the penalty box into the bottom right corner of the goal off of an assist from André-Pierre Gignac.
Nantes, however, would manage to pull even in the 64th minute of the match, when Serge Gakpe scored from outside the box thanks to an assist from Jordan Veretout.
As for Bedoya, he started and went the full 90 in a central attacking midfield role in Nantes' 4-1-4-1 formation.
The draw is a nice point earned in one of the tougher matches of Nantes' schedule down the home stretch, and it gives Nantes a 10 point lead over Sochaux in the relegation zone with three matches left this season. It was also another nice outing for Bedoya, who has been an integral part of the squad down the stretch as he continues to build his case for a spot on the World Cup roster.
Next weekend, Nantes heads on the road to face Toulouse, the team that currently occupies the spot ahead of Nantes on the Ligue 1 table.