Red lantern of Ligue 1 without the least acquired victory, the meeting against Angers was decisive in the continuation of the events of Saint-Etienne. Claude Puel, in danger for his future with the Greens, opted for a 4-3-3 with Camara, Moukoudi, Sow and Mason were aligned in central defense, behind Neyou and Gourna-Douath, slightly behind Boudebouz. In front, Krasso and Khazri were partners. At the SCO, Gérald Baticle renewed practically the same eleven as at the Parc des Princes, with the exception of Cho, replacing at kick-off.
In a meeting caused by a stoppage of more than forty minutes due to throwing projectiles by the public on the lawn of Geoffroy-Guichard, just before the start of the match, Angers was finally able to kick off, at 10 p.m. . And despite the disturbing events of this Friday evening, the Greens entered this meeting perfectly by putting their foot on the ball and knocking for the first time thanks to Camara (9th), then Khazri (20th). A satisfactory start to the match, but Bernardoni and the Angevin defense were vigilant.
Saint-Etienne thanks Nadé
And finally, Sainté cracked. On a free kick taken by Boufal from the left, Traoré, left alone at the far post, could place a nice header to open the scoring (1-0, 28th). Despite this but conceded, ASSE pushed to equalize, but still lacked precision to deceive Bernardoni, despite his nine shots attempted. On his only dangerous action in the game, the SCO finally managed to surprise the Greens before half-time.
After the break, Saint-Etienne was still pushing to take the lead, but quickly, they were cooled by Fulgini, author of the goal of the break. On a nice serve from Cabot, Fulgini achieved perfect control and could double the bet with a cross strike (2-0, 56 ‘). A disillusion for ASSE, but thanks to a perfectly placed free kick from Khazri a few moments later, Saint-Etienne regained hope and revived this meeting (2-1, 61st).
Claude Puel’s men shot their best at the end of the game to return to the score, but Hamouma, then Bouanga, could not tell the difference (64th, 75th, 85th). But at the end of the suspense, on a last free kick, Gourna-Douath served Nadé to allow Sainté to equalize and blow up Geoffroy-Guichard (2-2, 90th + 4). Finally, Angers did not hold in this meeting and concedes a draw after his defeat against PSG (2-1). The SCO, fourth, misses the opportunity to return to second place in Ligue 1, before the reception of Nice. Saint-Etienne, still without the victory, always remains last with only five points on the clock and before a crucial trip to maintain Angers, during the next day.
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