- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

BASTIA, France (AP) - Lyon drew 0-0 with struggling Bastia to trail Paris Saint-Germain by three points in the French league on Saturday.

Third-placed Lyon dominated possession but failed to crack an aggressive Bastia side that finished the match with four yellow cards.

“They pressed all over the pitch, preventing us from developing our game,” Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons told Canal Plus television. “It’s still a good point that we’ve taken tonight because it’s never easy to come and win here.”

Bastia threatened with a solo run from Francois Kamano in the 28th minute but Lyon defender Milan Bisevac rushed back to block the close-range attempt from the Guinea forward.

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes salvaged a point by parrying a powerful strike from substitute Floyd Ayite in the 66th and stopping a low diagonal shot from Yannick Cahuzac in the 73rd.

Lyon’s only scoring chance came in the 75th when Mohamed Yattara collected a through ball from Alexandre Lacazette but was denied by goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

“We didn’t give away anything from the first second to the last,” Bastia midfielder Guillaume Gillet said. “We would be heading straight toward the second division if we don’t play physical with that mindset. That’s part of our strengths.”

PSG edged Metz 3-2 on Friday to have a provisional two-point lead over Marseille, which hosts Bordeaux on Sunday.

Later Saturday, it’s: Guingamp vs. Rennes; Lorient vs. Lens; Monaco vs. Caen; and Nice vs. Reims.

On Sunday, Saint-Etienne visits Nantes while Montpellier plays Toulouse.

The match between Lille and Evian was postponed to Jan. 7 because Stade Pierre Mauroy hosts the Davis Cup final this weekend.

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