Apart from Marseille – Metz (0-0) and the dazzling Saint-Etienne – Clermont (3-2), the other three matches of this autumn Sunday afternoon in Ligue 1 did little to upset the hierarchy of the middle table they concerned.
The good shot: Brest overthrows Brittany
La Fontaine said that it was not enough to run, but that it was necessary to leave on time. His fable is not always right and the people of Brest can attest to this. In Lorient in the Brittany derby, Michel Der Zakarian’s players were led from the 5th minute on a goal by Austrian striker Adrian Grbic. They are still led to the break when it is necessary to return to the locker room. But they overturn everything, for the first time on the hour mark on a penalty from Romain Faivre (58th). Ten minutes from the end, while Brest had the ball for 61% of the match, Steve Mounié (80th) came to reward the efforts of the visitors against a team, it must be said, reduced to ten from the 28th minute of play. after the expulsion of Jérôme Hergault. This success allows the Brestois to get out of the red zone and go back to 17th place, ahead of Bordeaux (18th), Saint-Etienne (19th) and the new red lantern in Metz. Lorient is thirteenth.
The surplace: Reims blocks Monaco
In Reims, there was no champagne football with the Monaco hall. The two teams parted with a very sad 0-0. The match was a reflection of the score: stingy in clear opportunity. It’s a shame for Monaco who, if successful, could have moved closer to the podium. But with only 18 points, the players of the Rock are still far behind. Nice, which occupies third place before receiving Montpellier at 5 pm, is 5 points ahead. Reims, for its part, sees the pack of teams fighting for maintenance come closer. The Rémois are only 16th tied on points (12) with Brest and Bordeaux.
The draw: goals between Nantes and Strasbourg
To see goals in these afternoon games, you had to go west. If there were three in Lorient, Nantes – Strasbourg did better with 4 goals, them on each side. Nantes and Alsatians were unable to decide (2-2) after a meeting that the visitors also finished at ten after the expulsion of Ludovic Ajorque (58th). Nantes opened the scoring quickly thanks to Kalifa Coulibaly (21st) but they were trapped just before the break on a strike from Habib Diallo (44th) the man in form of Julien Stephan’s collective. Just after the break, the Nantes people came back to the front with a second goal from Randal Kolo Muani (48th) but once again, the Strasbourg residents made up for their delay thanks to Adrien Thomasson (68th). The take-off is therefore missed for the two teams who remain tied on points (18 pts) in the dense group in the middle of the table. But still, despite everything, within reach of European markets.
The sentence: Kombouaré is not happy
“It’s bitterness and anger. On a lost two points. If you are hungry for victory, you are serious, you drive the point home and you must win. We are not doing the right thing ”plague Antoine Kombouaré, FC Nantes coach