Saint-Etienne finally won
Seventeen minutes of madness. Led 2-0 after goals by Mohamed Bayo (59) and Jason Berthomier (64), Saint-Etienne, the Red Lantern of the tournament, was heading for their seventh defeat of the season. But the Greens showed an incredible mindset by toppling the promotion. Taking advantage of Jonathan Iglesias’ error, Arno Nordin entered in the 67th minute instead of Zidou Youssef, and reduced the difference for Stefanoa (78, 1-2) and his team appeared to revolt.
In the extra time, Nordin himself hit a corner kick for Jean-Philippe Krassou, who tied (90 + 2, 2-2). It’s another Norden angle for header Saïdou Sow (90 + 7, 2-3) that allowed Puel’s men to bring down the rookie. This victory after extra time is the first success for the Greens this season.
Brest offers the derby
Priest also reversed Lorient in the Breton Derby (2-1). Lorient opened the scoring quickly thanks to former Clermontois Adrian Gerbic, who scored his first goal in eight months after a stellar serve from Terim Movi (5, 1-0). The turning point in the match came when the Hicks found themselves at 10 after Jerome Hergault was sent off for a big sole on the edge of Jerry Oronen (28).
Brest equalized the penalty thanks to Faivre, who hit Paul Nardi with the wrong foot (57, 1-1) and then Steve Mounié put his foot in the face to push into the net a powerful shot from Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (80, 1). 2). If Lorient stays six matches without a win, Brest continues with a second win in a row after dominating Monaco (2-0) last weekend.
Nantes and Monaco hooked
Nantes may be feeling remorse after playing forty minutes in the match of strength against Strasbourg after Ludovic Ajoerke was sent off. He drove the Canary Islands twice at La Beaujoire and they have joined him each time.
Califa Coulibaly scored the first goal of the match in the sixth assist of the season from Moussa Simon (20), but the inevitable Habib Diallo equalized shortly before the break (44, 1-1). Eleven to ten, Nantes regained supremacy thanks to Randall Colo-Mane who is still served by Simon (2-1, 49th place) but the brave Alsatian leveled again by Thomasson (68, 2-2).
Reims did not hesitate against Monaco and got a valuable point (0-0) for receiving Niko Kovac’s players. But the Romans, who have not won a match since September 26 against Nantes (3-1), went through a five-match series without success. Monaco, already addicted to the European League by PSV Eindhoven (0-0), concludes a frustrating week with this new draw.
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