Playmaker Teji Savanier has scored a late penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw for Montpellier against struggling Clermont in a rescheduled Ligue 1 game in France.
The match was ordered to be replayed following incidents when the teams met in the southern city last month.
Montpellier were leading 4-2 and heading for a win when the contest was halted in added time after fans threw fireworks from the stands that landed next to Clermont goalkeeper Mory Diaw. The French league decided that the game would be replayed without fans and docked Montpellier one point.
Montpellier dominated for long spells on Wednesday (Thursday AEDT) but could not convert their host of chances. Clermont needed only seven minutes to take the lead through Maxime Gonalons' goal.
Diaw then repeatedly denied Montpellier strikers until the hosts were awarded a spot kick for a handball. Savanier sent the Clermont goalkeeper the wrong way in the 87th minute.
With just 10 points from 13 games, Clermont remain second from bottom, three points behind 13th-placed Montpellier.
Australian Associated Press